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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Tips for Buying Indoor Playground Equipment

Here is something for people who are not able to find the right play set for their backyard. No doubt, selecting the one for kids becomes quite a challenging job. Factoring the following factors would let you narrow down your choice on equipment appropriate for your yard.

The first thing you should do is to measure the area where you will locate the play set. By this, you will get an idea which equipment would fit perfectly in the yard. Make sure you leave adequate space between the two equipment for the kids to run around.

Consider to purchase the equipment from International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) certified manufacturer. This states that he deals in distributing superior quality playground equipment to the customers.

Before you purchase the equipment ensure that it is made of high grade material and is designed in adherence with the guidelines defined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Check that the play set you are opting for has proper anchors like bar, hinges and railings installed at the required places. Make sure no pointy edge that can harm the kids is left open in the playground equipment.

Installing the high quality indoor playground mulch is another measure that you can take into account to be sure of your kids' safety. It provides the proper cushioning to the surface and minimizes the risk of any injury to kids due to falling from equipment.

Most Important thing for a Playground

Most playgrounds have a metal dome climber, because they are inexpensive to build and are great for children. They are able to support multiple children due to their design. As many as ten kids if not more can play on one at any given time!

Children will rarely get tired of a metal dome climber, because there are so many games to play while on it. If they're not in the mood for games they'll still be able to relax on it.

Children will build muscle and coordination without even realizing that they're exercising. Playing on a playground is a much better alternative than sitting at home and playing videos or watching television. Obesity is becoming a worldwide problem; experts have even predicted that by 2030 more than half of Americans will be obese! By giving children a fun way to stay active and healthy, they'll live longer and feel better about themselves.

However it is important to consider a few things before buying a metal dome climber or any other equipment for that matter. Safety is number one among those. Always make sure that the equipment is made of sturdy and reliable material.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Tips for Creating a Playground

A lot of thoughts and ideas are put together for making a perfect playground. As it is the most favorite place for kids, you need to be correct with all of your decisions whether it is related to their enjoyment or safety.

The first thing you should consider is to make the playground area accessible for children, caregivers, parents and grandparents with special abilities. Recently, Department of Court Justice has adopted the revisions to American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards. The revisions also include that playground created in public areas like communities should be an ADA compliant. Hence, it would be great if you begin with designing your playground layout in a way that physically challenged people can cross the boundaries without facing any difficulty.

Plan how much you are going to spend on purchasing the playground equipment. After deciding your budget, start looking for different types of play sets that run high on fun factor. There is a wide variety of play equipment like swing sets, slides, play houses, dome climber and see-saw that can be installed in commercial playgrounds. These can be purchased online or visiting the tangible shops near your area. No matter which option you choose, make sure you are buying the equipment from IPEMA certified manufacturer. Ensure that equipment is made of superior quality material as per guidelines defined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Do categorize the equipment as per the age brackets of kids so that parents can easily judge which equipment is appropriate for their children.

Monday, November 12, 2012

New Products!

We have been super busy adding a TON of new structures to the website. Be sure to check out the New Products section of the site for a full list. Just to name a few, we have Tortola Rock Playground, Katella Grove Playground, Lake Shore Playground, and Big Foot Beach Playground.

Skippy Squirrel Tree Fortress
I also want to show you a few pictures from recent finished installs! It is always so exciting to finish installs because we know these structures are going to be enjoyed.

These installs turned out absolutely great and we are looking forward to making children happy with future installs.
Triple Whammy Playground Structure

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tips for Buying Playground Equipment

We understand that choosing the right play set from a wide variety of options is not an easy task. Here are certain factors that you must consider before selecting any one for your community park.

The first thing that you must consider is the material used. Manufacturers use metal, wood and plastic in constructing the play sets. No matter which play set you choose, ensure that it is made of commercial grade material. It should be strong, durable and can easily withstand harsh weather conditions.

Next thing that you must look for is the quality of the play set. Ask the manufacturer, if he has the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) certification. This states that the manufacturer is involved in distributing only superior quality play sets to the customers. Besides, ensure that manufacturer has constructed the play set in adherence with the guidelines defined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

You should also consider the safety of kids while buying the play equipment. Whether you are selecting play ground slides or swing sets for your community park, ensure that the manufacturer has installed the essential anchors like bars, railings, hinges etc. at the required places in it. Also, make sure there should be no pointy edge or rough surface that can harm the kids.

We hope that these factors would help you out in taking the right purchasing decision.