As one of the oldest and largest playground equipment manufacturers in the world, the Miracle Recreation Web site lives up to its reputation. The online catalog is an ideal showcase for all the company equipment, with easy-to-use menus and detailed product descriptions, so a perfect playground is only a few clicks away. To get connected to some of the most fun and exciting innovations in playground equipment, check out the Miracle Web site.

Miracle Recreation Equipment Company: 800-523-4202

AFP Soft Touch Bases With traditional bases, short, uncontrolled slides may result in injury. AFP Soft Touch's Progressive Release(tm) bases are designed to help reduce the chance of injury from short, hard slides. These bases are made of durable, cut-resistant polyurethane that flexes to absorb energy as the player slides into the base. In the case of very hard, uncontrolled slides, enough force may be applied to the base to pop it free or release it from its mount.

AFP Soft Touch: 866-544-2077

Summit Flexible Products Whether you need to floor one room or a 25,000-square-foot fitness center, Summit has options. Summit takes pride in its products and expert staff who are trained to help with your flooring needs. Most questions can also be answered by browsing the company's Web site. You'll find detailed product descriptions, installation information and answers to frequently asked questions. If you need more information or would like to place an order, you can call Summit directly.

Summit Flexible Products, Ltd.: 888-FOR-MATS

Visit the Tuflex Web site to see the complete color line of Tuflex Rubber Flooring including Spartus, Titan (an economically priced line), feature strips for borders and accents, customized logos, reducer strips for wheelchair accessibility, and the new 4-foot-by-6-foot ColorMat. Tuflex was founded in 1957 and is currently installed in nine NHL, six NBA, 12 NFL and 14 MLB team training centers.

Tuflex Rubber Products, Inc.: 800-543-0390

The Water Odyssey(tm) Web site offers some of the best in aquatic playground equipment, all made in the United States. Browse new products and accessories. Sample park layouts, get planning hints, and find links to aquatic consultants and manufacturers of related products.

Water Odyssey: 512-392-1155

Becker Arena Products provides recreational and educational facilities with sports equipment, bleachers, rubber flooring, HotZone radiant heating, scoreboards, water treatment systems and arena accessories. It also manufactures a premier ice/inline and indoor soccer dasher boards.

Becker Arena Products, Inc.: 800-234-5522

For more than 80 years, United Receptacle, Inc. has been an industry leader in designing and manufacturing quality commercial waste receptacles, smokers' urns, recycling containers, planters and accessories. An extensive line of steel, fiberglass, aluminum, concrete and cultured marble is available in more than 1,000 finishes to meet waste-control requirements. Visit the Web site for more information and to view the full line of products, including specifications, options, features, benefits and suggested list prices.

United Receptacle, Inc.: 800-233-0314

Electro Freeze manufactures frozen-treat machines, also available for purchase on the Web site. You'll also find product information, success stories, proven markets, national events and a "guide to talking the soft serve talk."

Electro Freeze: 800-755-4545