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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

September's Pick of the Month

Lightning-Sailing-ShipJust as I promised yesterday, our Pick of the Month for September is up a few days early! The new Pick of the Month is..... (drum roll please!) the Lightning Sailing Ship!

This structure is a fantastic deal! The Lightning Sailing Ship is a feature in our themed play systems section. It is designed for children ages 2-12 and is for commercial use. It meets the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) guidelines. An ADA modified version is also available!

Enjoy two double slides, one set of slides is a right turn model and the other set of slides are bump slides. This structure also features a sea creature climber, a drum, and a wheel to steer the ship!

Contact one of our expert associates to order your Lightning Sailing Ship today! Choose all of your colors or order as shown. Don't forget, we specialize in creating a structure just for you, so if you have any special requests do not hesitate to ask us.

Enjoy the Lightning Sailing Ship!
Monday, August 27, 2012

Where Did August Go?

As August is winding down we say goodbye to the Lake Powell Play System as the pick of the month. We also look forward to putting the new pick of the month for September online! Check our site all week to see what will be chosen for September!

While you wait for the new pick, why don't you check out all of our Play Systems? By clicking on that link you will see the play systems are separated into age categories, Child Center systems, PlaySimple systems, themed structures, and in-stock systems. We have divided our play systems into these easy to navigate categories so you can quickly find the right structure!

Check back all week to see what our new feature will be!
Thursday, August 23, 2012

Football is HERE!

I don't know about you, but football is one of my favorite things about the fall. High school football is in full swing, college football is not far behind, and the NFL is half way through the preseason! I always enjoy putting on my jeans and sweatshirt, grabbing some hot apple cider, and watching a game outside.

If you have a local youth football program that is looking for some new equipment, we do have a few items for you to check out. Head over to our Football Equipment page and see what we've got!

Also, don't forget that August is quickly coming to a close! You only have 8 days left to take advantage of the August Pick of the Month, the Lake Powell Play System! This is a great value and has already been taken advantage of by several customers! Don't be left out!
Sunday, August 19, 2012

Why Choose Wooden Playground Equipment?

Playground Equipment is generally available in plastic, wood and metal. But when it comes to select finest quality playground equipment, people choose wooden play sets. This equipment is considered more strong and durable then metal & plastic play sets.

Wooden playground equipment is designed using redwood, cedar, timber, which are virtually splinter free and naturally resistant to insects and decay. Also, it has been noted that the wooden play sets are more dimensionally accurate in comparison with plastic and metal playground equipment.
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Unlike metal play sets, wooden playground equipment does not corrode and crack easily. Talking about plastic play sets, these are cheap but soon degrade under bright sunlight or rain, whereas wooden play sets can easily withstand harsh climatic conditions, UV rays and other weather hazards. The life of wood playground equipment is twice as long as metal and plastic play sets.

While designing wooden playground equipment, safety measures are also stringently followed. All the wood play sets are installed with necessary bars and hinges to negate the risk of any kind of injury. Besides, these are also environment-friendly play sets which raises their demand among the customers.

Now that you know the benefits of wooden play sets, you must select the one for the church, school or community playground. Not only commercial parks, you can also install the residential grade wooden playground equipment in your backyard.

Benefits of Choosing Recycled Playground Equipment

If you are thinking of buying a play set for your backyard playground, we would suggest you to choose from a wide variety of recycled playground equipment. These certainly have an edge over regular play equipment. Recycled playground equipment is made of post-consumer materials that include plastic water bottles and plastic milk jugs.

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Recycled Play sets can easily absorb the moisture and do not rust, crack or splinter like regular play equipment that is made of wood, steel or aluminum. Unlike regular play sets, recycled play sets prevent the bacterial growth. Another advantage of buying recycled play equipment is, it is considered more durable and can easily withstand the extreme weather conditions.

Recycled play equipment is compounded with permanent UV-stabilized colors that eradicate the need for resurfacing, staining, stripping, painting and waterproofing. Also, you can easily clean these recycled play sets in just a few minutes with little soap and water.

Note that, the life expectancy of recycled plastic play equipment  is considered twice as long as playground equipment that is made of wood, steel or aluminum. Owing to its advantages, many parents in the United States also prefer installing recycled play sets in their backyard. Now that you know the benefits of recycled play sets, make the right move and select one for your backyard playground right away!
Friday, August 17, 2012

Featuring Today...

Today we are featuring a modified version of the popular Two Top Khamun Play System. We recently had one of these play systems installed in Ohio and it turned out great! The bright primary colors really let this playground stand out from the rest.

Two-Top-Khamun-Play-SystemThe modified version of the Two Top Khamun Play System does not have a snake climber. Contact one of our sales associates today about this, or any other, modified system. This customer was concerned over an existing playground with a steel climber that had been a problem in the past.

At PlaygroundEquipment.com we feature several standard units, but we specialize in creating custom designs that fit your needs. Custom design any of our standard units with help of our playground experts.


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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Favorite School Playgrounds

Schools all over the country are starting up for another year of fun and learning. For most kids, their favorite part of the day is recess. And who can blame them? They can run and play outside and be loud!

My elementary school playground was a lot of fun. We had swings and horizontal bars, monkey bars and a fireman's pole. We even had a fire truck frame that was always used as the home base when playing tag.

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But my favorite part of the playground was this giant orange tube on one end of the play system. It went from the top level to the ground and had holes along the tube to use as foot and hand holds so you could climb inside or on the outside of the tube. I have never seen anything else like it on any other playground I've been on. It is still at my elementary school and I hope that kids now have as much fun on it as we did then.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Pick of the Month!

The beginning of August can only mean one thing... we have a new pick of the month!

This month's feature is the Lake Powell Play System. This system is designed for the age range 5-12 in mind. The great thing about this pick of the month is that it is in stock and ready to ship!

Head on over to our website and check out the Lake Powell Play System.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to Choose the Right Playground Equipment?

Playgrounds are created for kids to have play, run, climb and have fun. But it would be quite hard for them to do that without any playground equipment in the park. Kids always love to visit a playground, which is filled with different types of play sets like slides, playhouses, swings and climbers. If a playground is not installed with play sets, children would probably not enjoy and do everything to avoid going to that park.

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Kids get bored very easily. Knowing this fact, you should install some attractive and interesting playground equipment in your park so that they can play and enjoy with other kids. But before you decide to pick up the play sets for your playground, you should look for certain things.

Ensure that the play sets you are opting for are made of commercial grade material, be it plastic, metal or aluminum. Also, make sure that the playground equipment manufacturer has designed the play sets as per the guidelines defined by American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

You should also make sure that the design of the play sets is in compliance with Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Check that the corners and other pointy edges in the playground equipment that can harm the kids are properly covered. Hinges, railing and other anchors should also be installed in the play sets.

Besides, for any more information on how to formulate playground equipment plans, you can contact PlaygroundEquipment.com.