Comparing your playground designs
Be sure your playground incorporates as many play experiences as possible. Remember, it isn’t always the number of play events that are on a play structure that make it a good value, but the value of the play itself.
Playground A contains a 2 each 3′ tall slides; 3s each 3′ foot climbers; Arched Bridge; 4 foot slide and 2 activity panels for a total of 9 activities. Playground B has a 72″ slide, 7″ Arch Climber, 48″ Triple Rail Slide, 48″ Tree Climber, 42″ Sliding Pole, 42″ Straight Slide, 90 degree monkey bars, and a motion-orieinted Syclone Spinner accessible from the ground. Although B also has 9 activities, it costs $1000 less, and offers the better value for kids between the ages of 5-12 years of age. Why? Children have slides and climbers at three different deck heights on Playground B. It also has motion incorporated; and imaginative play that accompanies the unique play experiences of the arch climbers and Syclone Spinerl. Although Playground A has more capacity and room for activities, the lower level climbers and slides don’t challenge kids and continue to want to return. Don’t forget to reference the Fundraising Resources page on the top right tab, for products and resources to help you with your playground fundraiser. If you are located in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, or Kentucky and would like assistance in designing your playground in addition to stretching your existing playground budget, please contact us at www.korkat.com
|Slides||2 @ 3′; 1 @ 4′ tube’ deck heights||3 total, 72″, 48″, 42″|
|Climbers||Bedrock, rung ladder, arch||90 degree, tree climber, arch, sliding pole|
|Panels||Store Front, Driving Panel||Panel Ladder|
|Notes||3 slides 48″ or lower||Active Series Syclone Spinner|
|Age Group||5-12 yrs||