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. Best of 2014 End of Year Sale

    Best of 2014 End of Year Sale
      The only thing better than a new playground is getting a quality commercial playground structure on sale!  American Parks Company is pleased to offer our “Best Of 2014” sale which features the most popular and commonly sold structures offered at a discount you will love. You'll even find some stock structures that have even deeper discounts than just the...
  2. Encourage Family Fitness Outdoors at Your Local Playground

    Encourage Family Fitness Outdoors at Your Local Playground
    There has been a lot of discussion about the fitness of American children, and a push to encourage them to enjoy more “free play.” The time they spend exploring the natural environment, and challenging themselves physically, as well as activities that promote fitness, health, and wellness comes from free play. In the past, taking children to the park usually involved...
  3. Outlawed Structures: Equipment Banned from Public Playgrounds

    Outlawed Structures:  Equipment Banned from Public Playgrounds
    No matter how durable your commercial playground is, all structures can reach a period of obsolescence where the age of the building materials may pose a threat to the safety of children. One of the concerns owners of these older play structures have is the ability to determine what equipment requires replacement, and when. In addition to visual inspection and...
  4. The Importance of Play to Growth and Development for Children

    The Importance of Play to Growth and Development for Children
      When you drive by a park and you see the playground equipment full of kids clamoring to explore, you know they are having fun. It’s healthy for children to play outdoors, but what few people realize is that children are not only enjoying recreation, but they are actively learning (and having fun doing it). There are a number of...
  5. How to Get Grant Money for Your Playground

    How to Get Grant Money for Your Playground
      The center of every community is a great recreational park. Whether you are a private organization­ (i.e. daycare center, health care center, or hospitality), a non-profit organization (i.e. church or school), or a public parks and recreation team (i.e. HOA, multifamily community, or municipality), there are a number of resources available to help you find grants and funding to...
  6. How to Build a Fun Dog Park In Your Community

    How to Build a Fun Dog Park In Your Community
      For the safety of both pets, their owners, and other members of the public, designated areas for Dog Parks continue to be the trend and answer to cultivating a happy outdoor space. Did you know that in the United States of America there are approximately 70 million dogs and about 37% of all households own a dog?  The impact of...
  7. Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month with American Parks Company™

    Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month with American Parks Company™
      Did you know that nearly three out of every ten American adults do not spend more than 30 minutes per day outdoors?  That data was released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) with research conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. How can we inspire children to lead healthier, more physically fit and active lives if we do not...
  8. Five Components of Outdoor Learning with American Parks Company

    Five Components of Outdoor Learning with American Parks Company
      Some of the best learning for children happens outdoors. That’s why schools, church groups and daycare facilities are embracing a new concept that expands the learning space within the classroom to active learning outdoors. Moving a portion of your curriculum to the outdoors requires some planning to ensure that the environment is suitable for learning. Selecting the right commercial...
  9. How to Design A Classic Playground

    How to Design A Classic Playground
      Are you designing a new green space or community park?  If you are an HOA, church or educational organization, daycare or preschool, American Parks Company™ provides quality turnkey commercial playgrounds with the industry’s best warranty. There is a little more to making a great park than simply buying equipment; it is a recipe for creating a comfortable, community space...
  10. American Parks Company Celebrates National Fitness Month

    American Parks Company Celebrates National Fitness Month
    At American Parks Company, we remember what it was like to be a kid.  Organizationally we are committed to inspiring creative play and physical fitness by becoming a recognized, national leader in quality commercial playground equipment. May is National Fitness Month designated by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition which provides education, programs and initiatives to motivate Americans of...

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