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We define commercial playground equipment as play equipment that is designed for use in public areas like a park or high use areas like a school, church, daycare, or HOA.
At Actively Play, we specialize in commercial playground equipment, and it's a passion that drives us daily due to its numerous advantages. Playgrounds not only provide a safe environment for children to have fun but also encourages them to be active, helps develop social skills, and brings communities together.
In order to cater to the diverse needs and abilities of kids, there is a wide variety of commercial playground equipment available. Let's explore the different categories and structures available.
First, let’s take a look at the age categories. A piece of commercial equipment typically has one of four age range designations to help ensure that the playground is appropriate for the target age that it serves.
Playground structures form the central part of most commercial playground areas. The playground structures we offer fit in these categories:
Apart from playground structures, there is also a wide range of free standing equipment available. A free standing playground element is a play feature that is on it’s own and is not connected to playground structure. Here are the main categories of free standing playground equipment.
Swings are an essential component of the playground experience. Kids love to swing! Swing sets are great for a wide range of ages and abilities. Swinging is a soothing activity and also promotes social interaction as kids swing together.
There are many different types of commercial playground swings available. Here is how we break down the categories:
When choosing commercial playground equipment, there are several important factors to consider. These factors will help ensure the safety, engagement, and suitability of the equipment for specific age groups and stakeholders. Let's dive into these key considerations:
One of the first things to consider is the age appropriateness of the playground equipment. Different age groups have different needs and abilities, so it's crucial to select equipment that caters to these requirements. For example, younger children may need equipment with lower heights and simpler structures, while older kids might benefit from more challenging elements like climbing walls.
The play features offered by the equipment should align with the needs and preferences of the stakeholders involved. This could include a variety of elements like playground slides, swings, climbing structures, spinning platforms, or interactive panels. Having a diverse range of play features ensures that children can engage in various activities that promote physical fitness and social interaction.
The available space for your playground will greatly influence the size and layout of the equipment you choose. It's essential to measure your space accurately to ensure there is enough room for the playground equipment and the safety zone each piece requires.
This is also a great time to think about the space required for other amenities you may want to include like shade structures, bike racks, picnic tables, and trash receptacles. It's important to make sure all those elements fit well with your playground equipment and don't interfere with safety zones.
Budget is another important consideration. You need to carefully plan your budget to cover not only the cost of the equipment itself but also make sure it can be properly installed with the necessary safety surfacing.
Safety should always be a top priority when selecting playground equipment. Ensure that all chosen items comply with relevant safety standards such as ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) or CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) guidelines. Look for equipment that has been tested and certified to meet these standards, as this guarantees a secure environment for children. The playground equipment we offer meets ASTM and CPSC standards for commercial playgrounds.
The type of safety surfacing used in your playground is another crucial consideration. The surfacing material should provide adequate cushioning to minimize the risk of injuries from falls. Check to see what the highest “fall height” is on your playground and choose a surfacing option that is certified to meet that “fall height”. Options such as engineered wood fiber, rubber mulch, poured-in-place rubber, or playground turf can help create a safe play surface. Keep in mind that the choice of safety surfacing will impact both the overall budget for equipment.
By considering these factors - age appropriateness, play features, space availability, budget constraints, compliance with safety standards, and playground safety surfacing - you can make an informed decision when selecting commercial playground equipment. Remember to prioritize the safety and engagement of children while meeting the needs and preferences of stakeholders.
We have over 20 years of experience in designing and installing outdoor recreation spaces. Our team has extensive knowledge and expertise in crafting engaging and safe playgrounds that cater to the unique needs of our clients.
At Actively Play, we understand that each client has specific requirements. That's why we have an in-house design team dedicated to creating customized play spaces that meet your exact specifications. Whether you're looking for themed playgrounds or a versatile play area for a wide range of ages, our designers will work closely with you to bring your vision to life.
We take pride in providing a hassle-free installation process for all our clients. With an in-house installation team, we can handle every aspect of your project, ensuring a smooth and efficient installation process. Alternatively, if you prefer a hands-on approach, our experts can guide you through the installation steps so that you can take charge of bringing your play structure to life.
We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality commercial play structures regardless of their budget constraints. That's why we offer affordable options without compromising on quality or safety. Our range of cost-effective solutions ensures that there is something for every budget, allowing more people to enjoy the benefits of well-designed and durable play structures.
Durability is paramount. We work with playground equipment manufactures that use quality materials and manufacturing processes to ensure your outdoor playground equipment stands up to the elements and lasts.
The safety of children is always at the forefront of our minds when designing and installing commercial play structures. We have multiple CPSI (Certified Playground Safety Inspectors) on staff, ensuring that our playgrounds provide a safe and secure environment for children to play. With our focus on safety compliance, you can have peace of mind knowing that your play structure meets or exceeds industry regulations.
Playgrounds are more than just places where children have fun; they are essential for their physical, social, and cognitive development. Investing in high-quality commercial playground equipment ensures that children have a safe and stimulating environment to explore, learn, and grow. Our commitment to providing top-notch playground equipment means you can trust us to deliver products that meet the highest safety standards while also encouraging imaginative play and fostering social interactions.
So don't wait any longer – give your community or organization an incredible space for kids to thrive. Contact us today to discuss your specific needs and let our team help you create a vibrant playground that will bring joy and laughter for years to come!
Selecting the appropriate size of commercial playground equipment depends on various factors such as available space, age range of children using it, and budget constraints. Consider consulting with our experts who can guide you in making an informed decision based on your unique requirements.
Absolutely! We understand that every project vision is different. Our team can work closely with you to create a customized design that aligns with your preferences while adhering to safety regulations.
Regular maintenance is crucial to ensure the longevity and safety of your commercial playground equipment. Always check the manufactures maintenance information for specific maintenance requirements. Here are some general recomendations: Inspect it regularly for any signs of wear or damage, clean it thoroughly, tighten loose bolts if necessary, address any repairs promptly, and check the safety surfacing to make sure it’s in good shape.
Yes, we prioritize inclusivity and accessibility in our designs. Our commercial play structures meet the 2010 ADA Standard. We also have models available that are entirely and partially accessible with a wheelchair.
Safety is our utmost priority. Our commercial playground equipment meets industry safety standards.
The installation time for commercial playground equipment varies depending on several factors such as the size of the project and the complexity of the design. Generally, it takes anywhere from a few days for smaller project to a few weeks for large installations.
Yes! We provide installation services nationwide. Wherever you are, our dedicated team will ensure a seamless installation process. Contact us today to discuss your project requirements and location specifics.