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Prepare Your Playground Plan

Prepare Your Playground Plan

Playground Guide Part 8 Prepare your plan Now, with your significant decisions completed regarding the play equipment and site, your Henderson Representative can help you move your project along by providing you with the following: High Quality 3D Renderings Nothing...

Choosing a Playground Surface

Choosing a Playground Surface

Playground Guide Part 7 Choosing a Playground Surface Over 70% of all playground equipment injuries occur because of falls to inadequate or nonexistent surfacing. The surfacing is the first line of defense in helping prevent playground injuries. Playgrounds in the...

Commercial Play Equipment

Commercial Play Equipment

Playground Guide Part 6 Play Equipment Play equipment falls into two primary configurations: Composite Play Structures These typical playgrounds with support posts and decks (modern/fitness composite structures typically exclude decks) with various play components...

Standards and Regulations Relating to Accessibility

Standards and Regulations Relating to Accessibility

Playground Guide Part 5 In Canada, Annex H, of CSA·Z614, sets the guidelines for creating a fully accessible play structure. In the United States, The Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) and the ASTM F1487 have determined the requirements...

I Want To Improve My Playspace; Now What?

I Want To Improve My Playspace; Now What?

Playground Guide Part 4 So, you have determined that your community, park, school, daycare, or facility needs to have a playground. Building a play environment, especially a large one, can be a daunting task. It is doable if you follow these recommended steps....

Inclusive Playgrounds For Children

Inclusive Playgrounds For Children

Inclusive Commercial Playgrounds As a family owned and operated playground manufacturer that has been designing and producing children’s play equipment for the past 49 years, we understand the impact that an innovative and creative playscape can have on a child’s...

Playground Upgrade Decisions

Playground Upgrade Decisions

Playground Guide Part 3 Age Appropriate Equipment designed for children ages 5·12 years may not be appropriate for children 18 months to 5 years of age or 2 – 5 years of age. Children have varying abilities. Modern playground design factors those abilities and...

Commercial Playground Hazards

Commercial Playground Hazards

Playground Guide Part 2 Protrusions Hazards These sharp and poky hazards can often occur in the least likely places where an adult will look, such as under decks and the tops of play equipment. Bolts with more than two threads extending beyond the nut, protruding...

Commercial Playground Safety Upgrade Recommendations

Commercial Playground Safety Upgrade Recommendations

Playground Guide Part 1 Is it time to upgrade my playground? Upgrading your playground depends on many factors, such as play value. Is it fun? What is the current condition of the facility? Have the community needs been changing? The most critical decision you will...

10 Tips to Create a Natural Playground

10 Tips to Create a Natural Playground

Natural playgrounds, also known as playscapes, involve as few man-made parts as possible. They are either themed natural playgrounds or playgrounds made of natural waste like that of trees. With constantly evolving technology and rising concern of children’s safety,...

Importance of accessible playground equipment in Canada

Importance of accessible playground equipment in Canada

Accessible playground equipment is essentially the equipment that is universally accessible, i.e., accessible by children of all abilities. This kind of equipment is built for children with special needs or physical disabilities. It is meant for inclusive playgrounds...