What to Consider When Building Playgrounds

Posted by in Blog, Planning on February 11, 2015 0 comments

Building playgrounds for kids is an exciting way to give the youngsters a place to enjoy and play. Playgrounds enhance not only the services but also the value of parks, communities, and schools.

Here are some of the things to consider when building playgrounds:

Area: Basically, the first thing, to look for when building playgrounds, is the area where it will be built. It can be in parks, in daycare centers or a vacant lot in a small community. Survey the area for its size and condition. Identifying and examining the area give you the idea on how many facilities you can put into it and how many children it can accommodate. Think of possible ways to develop it. Will you grow grass on it or leave it as it is? Take note that the bigger the area, the more equipment and facilities you can put into it. And more facilities mean more fun not only for kids but for adults as well.

Facilities: Playgrounds should have great equipment and facilities to make it more exciting. When choosing the facilities, it is important to consider the value of fun and learning they can give to kids. You can put seesaws, slides and obstacle courses in your playground for kids to enjoy. These equipments contribute to the development of children’s motor skills. You can also add some learning facilities like tables with chess and checker boards drawn on it or huge ABC blocks and play houses to enhance the children’s mental and social skills. Playgrounds should also have benches for adults to sit on while watching their kids playing.

Design: Utilize the space well when designing the playground. Be sure to organize playground facilities in a manner that they do not block one another. The design should be methodical. It should also promote safety.

Safety: Playgrounds should not just be fun. They should also be safe. As always, safety should be a top consideration when building playgrounds. Kids are very energetic and playful so they will do a lot of running and climbing. Make sure that the floor is well-kept and not slippery. Also, make sure that the equipments are intact and are properly installed in their appropriate places. Once built, make sure that the playground will have constant maintenance to ensure safety.

Cost: How much is your budget? You should have a budget plan on the amount you will spend in building playgrounds. It will always help you keep track of the financial aspect of the project. To save more, find a supplier that can offer you good deals for the materials and facilities to be used. There are a lot of them whom you can contact and make a deal with.

Keep these considerations in mind to build exciting playgrounds that are fun and safe.