Fall weather and the Thanksgiving holiday provide families with one of the best times for outdoor fun. The cooler weather, followed by the fall aesthetics of orange, red, and yellow leaves scattering the ground helps to spark our memories of time spent with family and friends during this holiday season. From touch football to arts and crafts in the community park, this season brings out the outdoors-lover in all of us and gives us so much to be thankful for as a community, city , and neighbors. When it comes to commercial playground equipment, Zoom Recreation gives San Diego residents and Thanksgiving visitors even more to be thankful for!
Public playgrounds, particularly in the Southwest in cities like San Diego and Phoenix, face a near-constant barrage of damaging UV rays from the sun. These damaging UV rays are often associated with summer and beach vacations, however, the change in seasons does not protect us or our playground equipment from sun damage. Replacing commercial playground equipment that has years of wear and tear is a must for improving aesthetics, but more importantly, safety.
Parks and play areas can feature effective fabric sunshade structures and durable steel picnic shelters that provide shelter from heat and rain as well as protection for equipment. When shade structures are incorporated into a play area, families can play for hours without worrying about sunburns or equipment getting too hot to play or sit on.
When looking around at different parks and playgrounds in your area, you will almost certainly notice that more and more specialized equipment is being installed for people with disabilities. This rise in popularity coincides with the rise in society’s awareness and inclusivity of disabilities of all kinds.
The increase in inclusive play equipment is good news as the latest statistics show that over 3 million children are affected by a disability. That’s a significant demographic that, without ADA-accessible playgrounds, would be unable to play and explore with their friends, family, or on their own. A park that allows everyone the opportunity to play, learn, and relax only furthers the feeling of acceptance and community.
Playgrounds offer so much more than just fun. Looking beyond the fun, they give kids an outlet for their imaginations to run wild. Whether it’s captaining a pirate ship on the hunt for treasure or launching a space shuttle en route to some distant planet, kids and their brains are able to imagine the most wonderful things. And a custom playground can help them become even more immersed in the creativity of their imaginations.
Driving home with your kids in the backseat asleep from exhaustion after a couple of hours at the community park is a testament to how great of a workout a public playground provides. Running, jumping, and climbing on unique commercial playground equipment helps kids build muscle and stay healthy while having a great time, thereby associating health with fun.
Parks and playgrounds are some of the best places to relax, enjoy the outdoors, get creative, and so much more. “A growing body of research shows that mere contact with the natural world improves physical and psychological health” according to the Trust for Public Land. Being thankful for community parks is easy when they have been scientifically proven to promote the overall health of mind, body, and community.
The perfect playground can give a community a place to create memories this fall. At Zoom Recreation, we are ready to help you create all the wonderful opportunities a playground can foster. From concept to creation, Zoom Recreation is ready to make your San Diego, Phoenix, or other Southwest community playgrounds a reality. Our creations are always the most durable, safest, and most inspiring.