Phoenix has so much going for it as The Valley Of The Sun, but along with the beauty of its saguaro cacti and multi-colored desert landscape, the sun can also play havoc on a school’s commercial playground equipment. With the so many educational benefits coming from outdoor play, keeping a safe, well-maintained playground is important for students. So, what are the signs to look for to know when its time for new commercial playground equipment? Zoom Recreation, a leader in fun, safe, and imaginative commercial playground equipment has some tips to keep students at your school playing imaginatively.
The excitement of going out to recess at school with friends is a memory almost anyone can recall; running to be the first one to the top or first down the slide got the adrenaline pumping. Unfortunately, having to avoid certain slides or monkey bars because of them being unusable can quickly damper outdoor play.
On the other hand, some playgrounds are simply severely lacking in unique, entertaining, and inclusive design. A child’s imagination can only go so far when their surroundings are lacking in bright fun colors and broken equipment.
Seeing school children consistently underutilizing specific pieces of the playground is a clear sign that change needs to be made. While uninspiring equipment is cause for redesign, but the safety of the children is always number one.
Older playground equipment traditionally needs replacement every 8-10 years. Thanks to the hot Phoenix sun, lower quality playground pieces can actually warp and flex even earlier.
However, with higher-quality commercial playground equipment, expert installation, and regular maintenance, playgrounds can now be expected to last 15-20+ years. This making the investment of new, innovative school playground structures well worth their costs. But more importantly the benefits are in the investment for students.
Exercise. For many children school playgrounds are their most enjoyable form of physical activity.
Socialization. Children learn how to get along, share, and work through common social obstacles through group play.
Cognitive Development. On the playground children discover outdoor play, create games, and learn how to logistically master physical limitations.
The investment of a new commercial school playground – as well as amenities such as new benches, receptacles, and fabric sun shades to shield people as well as hardware from the afternoon heat – provides benefits to the community as a whole, for both students, faculty, and visitors.
Students’ faces will light up brighter than ever when they go outside to a brand new play area. But it is important to not forget that a school playground should encompass features for ALL students. With ADA-accessible playground design and equipment, everyone can be afforded the ability to play and interact.
At Zoom Recreation, we have years of experience creating the perfect commercial play structures for your schools and communities. We offer a diverse range of commercial playground equipment in the Phoenix area. Whether installing shade structures or a slide, Zoom Recreation follows all safety regulations, and strictly uses IPEMA-certified playground equipment.
We are ready to take your call! We will listen to and discuss your commercial playground needs to the fullest. Give us a call at 866-234-3392 or get in touch with us by filling out our contact form.
“We love the playground. The installers [were] very professional and pleasant people. The entire process was super easy. They answered all my questions. Great people to work with!”
— Braitnie P.