Rebuilding a Community Through Play
At MRC, we make it fun to design your next playground. Our goal is to provide you the absolute best experience possible throughout your playground design and installation process. By considering the information throughout the remainder of this article, you will be well on your way to building the playground of your dreams!
Understanding what our customers are looking for in a playground is perhaps the most important step in designing a play area. In assessing your needs, our playground designers may seek answers to the following questions:
What is the overall size of your site?
How many children are you designing for?
What are the age groups of your children? Are they 2-5 years old? 5-12 years old? Both?
Do you want to build a ramped mobility device accessible playground?
Are you interested in a standard playground or a themed custom playground?
What is your estimated budget?
To maintain a safe and reliable playground for many years, it is important to review the area where the play equipment will be installed. Our CPSI certified playground designers will meet you at your site to confirm your original measurements and to check things such as proper slope and drainage, amongst others. Once the basics have been covered, it’s time to select your playground equipment!
There are many things to consider when choosing your playground equipment. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends dividing your playground into two separate play areas. One of these would be designated for children between the ages of 2-5 while the other is for children ages 5-12. The overall size, height and challenge level involved with these two areas will be designed specifically for the age of the children intended to be playing on it.
A phenomenal source in assisting you to choose a design is the GameTime Design Guide. It is jam-packed with fun and exciting playground designs that children are guaranteed to fall in love with. Of course your MRC playground designer will walk you through the process and assist you in these decisions. After all, we do play…EVERY DAY!
Once you have selected your playground, you’ll need to select your color options. GameTime recently launched an amazing Color Wizard application to assist you in visualizing your specific playground in any and all color options available to you. This feature is second to none within the playground industry.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), almost 80% of all injuries sustained from playground equipment come from falls. It is essential to select proper, high quality safety surfacing for your play areas to reduce any possible injuries.
Popular playground safety surfacing options include:
We understand that playground budgets vary. For this reason, we offer several playground equipment installation options.
We’re ready to bring fun to your community. Are you?!