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5 Tips to Build the Best Commercial Playground in Town

By Whirl Construction (516 words)
Posted in Commercial Playgrounds on November 20, 2015

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Do you have a dream to build the best local playground that your town has ever seen? To make kids go ‘wow!’, and to make parents mark the location on the map as their new favorite picnic site?

Building the best commercial playground involves putting in some serious groundwork before construction starts. If you want to dazzle your audience you need to put in a fair bit of research first. What works? What doesn’t work? What’s the best use of your space?

Follow these five tips below to set you off on the right foot and get started on your dream project.

1. Go out and assess the competition

If you want to build the best playground that your town has seen then you need to get out there and do a little bit of reconnaissance. Google for the best playgrounds in your area and then go out and inspect them at a time when they’ll be getting the most traffic: Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons will be peak usage time.

For each playground, take note of the location, access, number of children, the most popular elements of the playground, construction materials, flooring and other facilities nearby. Once you’ve collected information on each of them you can analyze it to see where your efforts should be directed.

2. Think outside the box

It is true that being the best at something means doing everything well, but it also often means doing something that your competition is not. Putting in a unique element that doesn’t exist currently in the playgrounds in your town adds to an exclusivity in your playground.

No small climbing walls about? Flying foxes? Parents and children will flock to see something new. Look at other playgrounds around the world for inspiration.

3. Poll your audience

There’s no better way to see what kids would like in a playground than to ask them yourself. Find a daycare or school that would be happy to poll the age group you’re targeting about what they would like to see in a playground.

Have specific questions in mind. Multi-choice works well, along with areas for kids to brainstorm in guided groups.

4. Make the most of your space

Examine the space that you have to work with. If you have a large area you can break up your playground into specific areas for specific age groups, or perhaps a meandering playground ‘course’.

If you have a smaller space you will need to examine which of the smaller playground components will give you the best overall engagement with your audience. This includes elements where more than one child can use the piece of equipment at a time, reducing bottlenecks.

5. Choose a proven playground construction company

Don’t leave your project in the hands of an inexperienced playground construction company just to try and cut costs. With an experienced construction company you can be assured of your project running on time and within budget with complete knowledge of the safety requirements involved.

An experienced company, Whirl Construction will be able to give insight into what materials and equipment will work best for your situation given the requirements you provide.

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