Kids in Space

From the Kiddy Hawk and bright-red Baron climbers to the AstroShuttle deep space explorer, Recreation Creation's World of Flight playground equipment provides hours of challenging fun. Kids travel through a century of flight and find adventure everywhere, taking a spin on the Whirly Bird or climbing or sliding on the giant Nebula One Space Center. Dozens of flight activities are designed for children ages 5 to 12. Other themed play structures are available for preschool and elementary-school-aged children. RCI also offers exclusive product designs and the patented PlasTECHTM uprights made of recycled plastic with a steel center core.

Recreation Creations, Inc.: 800-766-9458

Play Group

Delta Play Co., SCS Interactive and Superior Foam Inc. have come together to form the KoalaPlay Group, a division of Koala Corporation. The company is well positioned and supported to offer customers superior product and customer follow-through. The collective strength in each respective industry is now aligned in this new group that can provide turnkey solutions for today's family-friendly environments. With everything from small toddler slides to soft modular indoor and outdoor play structures to fully themed water arenas, KoalaPlay Group can create the right environment for your facility.

KoalaPlay Group, a division of Koala Corporation: 888-214-9698

Rubber Roads

Rubberific Mulch offers a cost-effective mulch option focusing on longevity, safety and the environment. Made from 100-percent-recycled rubber truck tires, Rubberific Mulch lasts at least 10 years without showing its age. Through a special treatment, the mulch always appears new and will not fade or rot, even after years of exposure to the elements. As playground covering, Rubberific is among the safest on the market, providing shock absorption from falls of at least 10 feet. It also resists compaction, which can compromise protection, and weighs five times more than other mulch options, keeping it firmly in place.

Rubberific Mulch: 866-936-8524

Link Up

The LinkTM from SPI is an attractive, functional and innovative addition to playground equipment. It offers an unlimited range of configurations, using pipe diameters from 1.25 inches to 3.5 inches. The LinkTM can be created as an incline or decline, with a three-tier nonskid surface. Drainage flow is built into the design, eliminating water pooling concerns, and all CSA and ASTM guidelines are met. Choose from a wide range of available colors.

SPI Industries Inc.: 800-269-6533

Step up for Fun

The WingWallTM is a new fully molded rock-like surface that brings the fun of climbing to playgrounds. Each WingWallTM is an independent climbing structure 6 feet tall by 8 feet wide. Mounted on a central pole, the wings can be reoriented anytime by staff into new, locked positions, creating a fresh layout. Kids can climb up, over, across and around the maze for hours of fun and exercise. Manufactured by Brewer's Ledge, with more than 12 years of experience building climbing walls, WingWallTM units are economical and can be purchased as needed to suit your budget.

Brewer's Ledge Inc.: 800-707-9616

Swing Thing

American Swing Products offers a commercial bumper seat (#A1900) that has an extra piece of fluted rubber at the front and back, giving it a cushion bumper for added safety. Made with a 0.020 steel insert, the seat resists vandalism. The EPDM rubber resists fading and cracking, and galvanized triangular hardware resists rusting. The seat is available in blue, red, yellow, green and black.

American Swing Products: 800-443-2573

Accessible to All

Roger Williams Park in Providence, R.I., allows for one of the most important elements of development: interaction. Children interacting with one another allows them to expand their imagination and experience diversity. Park Structures, in conjunction with Boundless Playgrounds and Hasbro, created this playground to be more than 70 percent universally accessible. The playground goes beyond minimum compliance regulations to provide a not only safe but also fun and comfortable area for children of all levels of development to enjoy. Park Structures offers a variety of products and designs to create an accessible playground that goes beyond compliance.

PlayCore-Park Structures: 877-762-7563

Down the Drain

Zeager's Duradrain® foam drain panel for playground surfaces provides superior vertical and horizontal drainage. It also adds three feet of fall protection, which means you will need less surfacing. And less surfacing usually means you'll need less excavating. Installation of these lightweight panels is simple and can be done without power equipment. With Duradrain®, your Woodcarpet® playground surface will last longer and require less maintenance.

Zeager Bros. Inc.: 800-346-8524