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Commercial Playground Equipment & Play Structures

Toddler Playground Equipment, Preschool Playground Equipment, and School Play Structures

Thousands of years ago - before school yards were dotted with jungle gyms, slides, monkey bars, and swing sets - Greek philosopher Plato said it perfectly: "Life must be lived as play."

Playtime is not just for fun; it is crucial to childhood development! When choosing playgrounds, there are several important factors to consider for your outdoor area:

  • How will children travel to and from the outdoor playground sets?
  • Are there any potential hazards?
  • Are there potential hazards near your play area, such as busy roads, water features, or drop-offs?
  • What will the sun exposure be?

Nearly 50% of the preschool and school age playground equipment installed today have an additional shade structure to add comfort and protect the kids from excessive sun exposure.

ParknPool Staff Writer, Meagan Deacon, has collaborated with manufacturers and experts to provide additional advice and resources about commercial playground equipment for schools, parks, and churches.

  • Ezine Articles:
    • 7 Principles for Playground Design
      Have you ever thought about what goes into the design of those playground structures we see at schools, parks and even in the backyards of residential living facilities and churches. There are seven (7) principles that designers consider when designing and manufacturing effective playgrounds.   more...

    • Looking for Freestanding Playground Parts?
      There is no denying the benefits of playing outdoors - the exercise, the companionship with friends, and the adventure. But sometimes it can be difficult to determine what parts should be incorporated into a new or existing playground.   more...

  • Resource Center:
    • Trends in Playground Design
      As playgrounds look to attract screen-obsessed kids, designs are changing to a focus on natural play, multi-generational appeal, custom theming, playable art and more elements that require decision-making and skill development. As landscape architects are creating...   more...

    • ParknPool Offers ADA Compliant Playgrounds
      The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities are readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. Recreational areas, including playgrounds, are among the facilities required to comply with these regulations.   more...

  • Meagan's Blog:
    • ParknPool’s Playground Fundraising and Budgeting Guide
      In order to help schools, day cares and neighborhood communities prepare their 2016 budget, ParknPool has compiled a fundraising and budgeting guide consisting of suggestions and ideas on the best way to raise money for a new or replacement playground unit.   more...

    • ParknPool Offers Playground Installation
      Having your new playground system installed will contribute to the reduction of playground-related deaths and injuries. Hiring an educated and certified installer for your playground installation is the safest way to ensure your new system is properly installed to meet all safety regulations and requirements.   more...

Still not sure? Call our friendly account managers to help you with your commercial playground equipment investment. 877-777-3700

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