Playgrounds for children, adults and families.
Playgrounds for Children, adults and families.

Creating Quality Playgrounds

When creating a quality playground, consider the following needs:

 For playgrounds to be effective they need to be:
1. Safe
2. Child focused
3. Easily supervised
4. Durable
5. Low maintenance
6. Maintained
7. Aesthetically pleasing & practical

NOTE:  Ideas and funding will make the difference to ensure that what you want is what you get. 

Aspects that will affect needs include:

1. Safe

  • Hygiene
  • Set up
  • Traffic areas
  • Access & Evacuation
  • Non toxic

 

2. Child focused

  • Dimensions to suit age groups
  • Directed to children’s creative play
  • Promotes learning across all developmental areas.
  • Appealing to children
  • Needs and interests of the child

 

3. Easily supervised

  • High visibility for staff
  • Access points support staff in supervising children
  • Child accessibility
  • Staff able to easily access areas

 

4. Durability

  • Products should handle high were & tear
  • Most materials should have at least a ten year life expectancy

 

5. Low maintenance

  • Define edges & borders
  • Control excess water & loose materials
  • Cover sandpits
  • Mulch gardens & Choose plants wisely
  • Use irrigation systems

 

6. Maintained

  • Be familiar with product care & maintenance
  • Have a current maintenance program
  • Be consistent

 

7. Aesthetically pleasing & practical

  • Consult & design wisely = Plan the whole playground
  • Upgrade when needed
  • Clean & maintain regularly
  • Use a variety of textures and dimensions that appeal to all the senses

Contact us If you would like a Creative Playgrounds quality playground.