Fun for Tots
Bring fun, learning and excitement to early childhood play areas at parks and community centers with the newest play structure line from the PlayCore Family—Discovery Centers by UltraPlay. Discovery Centers are the lowest-priced playground solution of their kind. These kid-friendly playgrounds offer high levels of play value per square foot, help promote best practices in eight early learning standards and are engineered for compliance with ASTM and CPSC playground standards for ages 2 to 5. A wide variety of budget-friendly freestanding components for ages 2 to 5 are also available.
UltraPlay Systems Inc.: 800-458-5872
PlayCore helps build stronger communities by advancing play through research, education and partnerships. Best-in-class planning and education programs are available in a variety of areas, including fitness, nature play and urban play. Combine them with a comprehensive array of recreation products available through PlayCore’s family of brands to create solutions to match the needs of your community. PlayCore’s newest program, Pathways for Play, was designed in partnership with the Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State, to help communities infuse play into pathway networks.
Inspire creative and active play with NatureROCKSTM nature-themed play elements. These climbing boulders, stepping stones, log steppers and log balance beams are perfect for any park or playground. Children are delighted as they hop, walk and climb from boulder to stump to log—all while developing balance, coordination, strength, endurance and problem-solving skills. Constructed of glass fiber reinforced concrete for durability, these play pieces are hand painted and artistically designed. NatureROCKS® bring beauty to the landscape and are a great way to add nature play as a recreational option.
Everlast Climbing: 800-476-7366
GameTime’s Play Trails are a revolutionary way to get families involved in nature. A Play Trail consists of Play Pockets, interactive and playful activity exhibits spaced along a trail. Each Play Pocket includes educational signage about the topic’s contribution to the environment, fun facts and family activities. Create exciting and beneficial discoveries at each station by linking Play Pockets along a looping trail system or pathway so that each stop is anticipated rather than seen. Spin in a Chrysalis and discover metamorphosis, or climb into a Honeycomb as you learn about bees.
BCI Burke’s Comet spinner is among several fantastic new products introduced this year to keep children engaged in fun, healthy and active play. Cleverly engineered to rotate on a tilted axis, Comet’s spin is propelled by a combination of kid power and gravity. Designed for play by one to six children aged 5 to 12, Comet will help build strength and improve balance and coordination while offering maximum creative play opportunities. Available as a freestanding unit or as part of Burke’s Intensity® fitness play complex, the Comet spinner offers two design configurations.
BCI Burke: 800-266-1250
SPI announced its newest playground component—the Starglide Sectional Slide. This slide is available in a wide variety of lengths, from 3 feet to 8 feet. Configurations include straight and wave slides, and left and right turn options. Available in a wide range of solid colors as well as the Rainbow color pattern shown here, there is a configuration to please everyone.
SPI Industries Inc.: 800-269-6533
More Than Surface
Did you know that playground surfacing can be a play event itself? It can with Talkin’ Tot Turf, a unitary, poured rubber surface that features sound-generating sensors that trigger a variety of fun and educational sounds. Talking planets, playing piano keys, games that call out numbers, spelling games—the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Talkin’ Tot Turf is just one of many playground surfacing options Robertson Industries offers to make your playground compliant, safe and fun.
TotTurf, a PlayCore Company: 800-858-0519
Playsystem #6775 for ages 5 to 12 is a great system with lots of activity packed into a 35-foot by-27-foot use zone. It features two slides, five climbers and ADA transfer module for ADA compliance. Its 2 1/2 hex decks and four triangle decks provide plenty of space for kids to maneuver. IPEMA –certified, the system features a special winter sale price of 50 percent off through the end of February.
Kidstuff Playsystems: 800-255-0153