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. Daycare Environment Rating Scales: ECERS and ITERS Requirements

    Daycare Environment Rating Scales: ECERS and ITERS Requirements
      Creating the ideal space for children to learn and grow can be a challenge. Depending on the State in which you reside, the requirements for daycare environments vary. The Early Childhood Rating Scale (ECERS) and the Infant/Toddler Environment Rating Scale were published by the University of North Carolina and provide a scale of items that are organized into 7...
  2. Playground Grants and Funding Opportunities

    Playground Grants and Funding Opportunities
    If you are a community group or non-profit organization with a goal to create a new recreational park or playground facility, fundraising may be an important part of your plan. To inspire better fitness and wellness for children and families, there are many grants and funding opportunities to provide partial aide and to encourage projects from coast-to-coast. Throughout 2015 we...
  3. Playground Component Feature: Rosetta Roof

    Playground Component Feature: Rosetta Roof
      There is a lot of thought and design that goes into every commercial play structure from American Parks Company. Engaging young imaginations through play, and teaching them valuable skills are a few of the benefits of a quality playground. Translating playtime into a meaningful learning activity is just one way we add value to every commercial playground we install...
  4. Now is a Great Time to Inspect Your Playground

    Now is a Great Time to Inspect Your Playground
      There is more to the safety and maintenance of your park than the condition and warranty of your commercial play structures. If you are responsible for a playground with public access, you are required to inspect, monitor and evaluate the condition of your park for safety concerns on an annual basis. When budgeting for general maintenance, there are a...
  5. Transform Family Time with Your Local Park

    Transform Family Time with Your Local Park
      It was not that long ago that children would venture on their own to their local community park or playground. Most families prefer (and we recommend) adult supervision on every playground for additional safety, but we also think there should be something better for parents and guardians to do than literally “sit on a bench” and watch. There is...
  6. Applications for Indoor Commercial Play Structures

    Applications for Indoor Commercial Play Structures
      There are a number of practical reasons to opt for an indoor commercial playground versus an outdoor setting. In urban centers where outdoor space is a premium, creating meaningful, healthy fitness and social opportunities for children can be a challenge. For businesses, creating an indoor playground can be great way to expand on customer amenities in a way that...
  7. Is It Easy to Install a Playground?

    Is It Easy to Install a Playground?
      One question we often get asked in regard to our commercial playground equipment is “Is it easy to install?” And the answer is, of course, dependent upon you, the buyer. There are many faith based organizations that have bought a structure, but opted out of installation because a member of their congregation has the minimal expertise needed to begin...
  8. Balancing Playground Safety with Healthy Child Development

    Balancing Playground Safety with Healthy Child Development
      Is it possible for a commercial playground to be too safe? No, nor should it be. Risk is something that many child development experts are considering as they evaluate the measures (and consequences) of insulating children from what many would consider to be normal, healthy learning. In 2011, John Tierney for the New York Times wrote an article that...
  9. The Benefits of Motion in Play

    The Benefits of Motion in Play
      There is a lot more that goes into contemporary playground design than many people would realize. Did you know that every component of an engaging playground is evaluated based on learning outcomes, physical fitness components, problem solving, and the most essential element for any playground—fun? The science of movement and the enjoyment that children experience when sliding down a...
  10. How to Build a Quality Church Playground

    How to Build a Quality Church Playground
      In addition to being a place of worship, a church is an important focal point for communities to learn and grow together. It is where families can connect to resources and activities, build quality friendships, and contribute to a meaningful quality of life for their families. Recreation is an important part of building a healthy lifestyle with fitness and...

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