Blog - Commercial Playground Equipment

Here, you'll find details on playground maintenance, product information and updates, sales and promotions, benefits of play and more!

  1. Summer Maintenance Tips for School Playgrounds

    Summer Maintenance Tips for School Playgrounds
    School playgrounds don’t get much, if any, use during the summer months, which makes this a good time for maintenance and repairs. Taking care of this during summer helps ensure that your playground is as safe as possible and in excellent condition for the upcoming school year. Do an Inspection Take time to do a complete inspection of your school...
  2. 5 Items You Didn't Know Your Park Was Missing

    5 Items You Didn't Know Your Park Was Missing
      You’ve got the basics — an amazing play area designed with multiple ages in mind and specialty mulch for soft landings — but some of the most useful park elements are often overlooked. From a dedicated (and safe) space for dogs, to special needs friendly swings, and even a place for families to gather, here are a few elements...
  3. What Outdoor Parks Really Mean to a Neighborhood

    What Outdoor Parks Really Mean to a Neighborhood
    Outdoor parks and playground areas are the perfect way to really bring a community together in a host of unique ways. They're the perfect way for your little ones to get outside and really enjoy the best that Mother Nature has to offer. They're also an excellent opportunity for a bit of adult socializing — there are few better ways...
  4. 5 Great Ways to Get Involved on Earth Day

    5 Great Ways to Get Involved on Earth Day
    Earth Day is right around the corner! Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, educator, or faith leader, there’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day with children than outdoors. Enjoy the environment around you together, whether it’s on the playground, in your local park, or in your own backyard. The Network has announced “Trees for the Earth” - a commitment to...
  5. More Play May Be the Secret to Better Performance

    More Play May Be the Secret to Better Performance
      More Play May Be the Secret to Better Performance Children need the stimulation of playing outdoors. A growing body of research highlights the relationships between play, focus and social skills building. Unstructured free play on school playgrounds and at community parks may make it easier for children to focus on challenging school concepts and learn to communicate with others...
  6. The Benefits of Playgrounds for Building Developmental Skills

    The Benefits of Playgrounds for Building Developmental Skills
      Playgrounds at schools, local parks and other facilities provide children with opportunities to be physically active while also having fun, but their benefits go beyond that. They also offer children opportunities to build important developmental skills, such as fine motor skills and social skills.   Fine Motor Skills Fine motor skills are those that involve coordinating different structures within...
  7. The Benefits of Recess

    The Benefits of Recess
      It’s hardly inarguable that fresh air and exercise are good for the body regardless of age. However, the movement toward shorter recess time in elementary schools has given rise to a debate over the developmental impact of playtime on young children. The main objective of eliminating recess is to make way for more academic instruction time, yet many scholarly...
  8. Risky Deal: 3 Reasons to Avoid Used Playground Equipment

    Risky Deal: 3 Reasons to Avoid Used Playground Equipment
      For years we have assisted organizations with the design, purchase, and installation of high-quality playground equipment. Durable, safety-certified play structures that help protect children from injury during play are the hallmark of contemporary playground equipment. While buying new equipment can give you peace of mind, obtaining funding for outdoor recreational projects can be a difficult process. When budgets are...
  9. Five Steps for Building a Community Friendly Outdoor Space

    Five Steps for Building a Community Friendly Outdoor Space
      There is a distinct difference between a well-loved community park and a simple playground with amenities but no foot traffic. Municipalities, residential communities, and private organizations that wish to create the kind of park that is packed full of families must take the time to make strategic design choices that will encourage community and active use. Step One: Consultation...
  10. Musical Playground Equipment

    Musical Playground Equipment
    When children are infants, parents and caregivers take a great deal of time and effort to make sure that learning is fun. Ideally, a child’s early development should include sight, sound, movement, smell, taste, touch and audio cues that stimulate their senses and cognition. When children get older, less emphasis is often placed on sensory learning.  Other priorities and benchmarks...

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