Big Timber Playgrounds

Climb up the tree trunk! Slide down the hollow log! Miracle Recreation, a leader in providing long-lasting commercial playgrounds, has created a themed product line called "Big Timber." Offered in earth-tone colors with a variety of challenging play elements reminiscent of kids' tree houses, Big Timber is an affordable theming breakthrough for the parks and rec market. Featuring a "leafy" hexagon roof for shade and clubhouse windows with benches and interactive graphic activities.

Miracle Recreation: 800-523-4202

Bench Elegance

The Iron Valley Bench from Kay Park-Recreation evokes sheer elegance and modern comfort. It is meticulously crafted from ductile iron and steel that is primer-coated with a zinc base to protect against the elements. The topcoat color is applied using the electrostatic powder-coat process to give the Iron Valley furniture a deep, luxurious finish with no maintenance. Its classic design blends with any bustling streetscape, restaurant setting or quiet town park. Matching trash receptacles and ash urns are also available.

Kay Park-Recreation Corp.: 800-553-2476

Tube Slide

Pack a lot of slide in a little area without sacrificing safety and design. Natural Structures model #1616 is a 1-1/4 turn, 30-inch ID tube slide, with wraparound 3-foot-wide stairs, making an unbeatable combination. Stainless-steel base plates are standard and optional for handrails.

Natural Structures: 800-252-8475

Double Down

The Double First Base by AFP Soft Touch® provides fielders and runners their own bases, reducing collisions at first. AFP uses Stay Down® Convertible ground anchors to fit existing 1-inch stakes or 1-1/2-inch sleeves. This model is available with 12-inch spike mounting to adapt to any field. The doubles also come in sets with the Double First, Second Base and Third Base. Bases are also available in the Soft Touch® Double, which eliminates the need to change any anchor system on your playing field. Made of durable, cut-resistant polyurethane, the bases come with a one-year warranty.

AFP Soft Touch: 866-544-2077

Stylish Sitting

Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls, Inc. offers a new armrest for its recycled-plastic Rock Island park bench. Manufactured from 100-percent-recycled material, this bench enhances any park or outdoor setting. Designed with generous 2-inch-by-6-inch planking, the Rock Island bench provides both comfort and durability. Available in a free-standing version or in-ground mount for added security and in 4-foot, 6-foot and 8-foot lengths, the bench now offers armrests designed to meet ADA requirements. Other products include traffic-control products, park furniture and plastic lumber that are cost-effective alternatives to wood, metal and concrete.

Plastic Recycling of Iowa Falls, Inc.: 800-338-1438

Aquatic Fun

AquaPlay makes your waterworld interactive with innovative attractions designed to stimulate the imagination and create exciting hands-on adventures for everyone. Multi-level platforms and a variety of interactive aquatic controls give participants a myriad of possibilities to explore and play. Vibrant colors, moving parts, splashing water and no long line-ups all add up to a high-quality guest experience that keeps them coming back again and again. The water features are available in many different sizes, models and themes.

Whitewater West Industries: 604-273-1068

Compact Chlorinator

The PowerBaseATTM chlorination unit by PPG Industries incorporates the patented Accu-Tab chlorinator and three-inch calcium hypochlorite tablets with 65 percent available chlorine. This combination provides a superior alternative for commercial pool and spa installations. With its compact size, conversion is simple, and installation is easy. Long-term reliability makes it an affordable option.

PPG Industries, Inc.: 800-245-2974