PRODUCT SHOWCASE

PROBLEM-SOLVER SHOWCASE

PROBLEM:
Community members with disabilities don't have many activities available to them in parks.

SOLUTION:
With Greenfields' wheelchair-accessible exercise equipment, individuals in wheelchairs can use the same units as other park users, promoting not just fitness but also a greater degree of inclusion in the larger community. Outdoor fitness equipment serves an exceptionally large demographic and goes a long way toward enhancing the overall health of the community. It's the perfect amenity for parks, trails and more.

Greenfields Fitness: 888-315-9037

PROBLEM:
How can we improve the acoustics of our noisy school gymnasium so that it can serve multiple functions?

SOLUTION:
Eckel Industries' Eckoustic Functional Panels (EFPs) offer a practical and cost-effective way to repurpose gyms as a space to host lectures, musical performances and academic presentations. By dramatically reducing reverberation time and absorbing unwanted noise, Eckel EFPs create an acoustic environment that will allow for multiple functions in one place.

Eckel Industries: 617-491-3221

PROBLEM:
We're looking for a simple, effective bleacher solution for various facilities.

SOLUTION:
The Speedy Bleacher System by Kay Park Recreation is highway-towable, push-button-operated and folds with hydraulics. The unit's simplistic design allows you to move it around town for parades, viewing stands and sporting events where seating other than normal, fixed seating is needed.

Kay Park: 800-553-2476

PROBLEM:
How can we better monitor our waterfront?

SOLUTION:
The Wibit Lifeguard Tower now allows you to move lifeguards off the beach and onto the water where they can have better visibility and faster reaction times. The tower's optimal height allows for a good overview of your waterfront and eases lifeguard duties. It features shade to relieve sun exposure, a quick action exit, below-deck storage for the Wibit Lifeguard Board and other guarding essentials.

Commercial Recreation Specialists: 877-896-8442

PROBLEM:
Both residents and Maple Bluff Parks and Recreation employees knew an upgrade was in order for the current bike racks in the parks, which were rusty and falling apart.

SOLUTION:
Maple Bluff decided to partner with Madrax to engineer custom-designed racks for the parks. Pictured here, the Muskie Fish Bike Rack was developed from the design of a custom shark rack produced by Madrax. It was born for Maple Bluff's beach park.

Madrax: 800-448-7931

PROBLEM:
We need a restroom that can withstand severe weather.

SOLUTION:
When you're looking for a restroom facility that can withstand extreme weather, not to mention daily use and abuse, choose one with high-strength precast concrete roofs and walls that meet all local building codes. A building whose concrete panels are welded together will give you an extra leg up on the elements. The building shown here is still in use today.

CXT Inc.: 800-696-5766

PROBLEM:
Getting kids outside to play has become a struggle.

SOLUTION:
The Unity Collection puts a fresh perspective on "retro" play equipment like slides and seesaws. Reimagined to be more engaging and relevant for how kids play today, new interpretations of these classics provide opportunities for more kids to play together, share the experience. A decentralized playground layout encourages children to move throughout the playground and use their imaginations for new ways to play.

Playworld Systems: 800-233-8404

PROBLEM:
Too many buyers are installing playground surfaces without knowing if the installed surface complies with basic safety standards. If your surface hasn't been tested on-site, neither laboratory testing nor IPEMA certification can demonstrate safety compliance.

SOLUTION:
SofSurfaces has partnered with its network of qualified distributors to offer free on-site safety testing on all of its installed surfaces. Know what you're getting before you pay for it.

SofSurfaces: 800-263-2363