In today’s design climate, every detail counts. Many designs have the top play elements such as huge towers and giant slides, but what may separate a great design from an average one are the little things—the in-between features. Usually, simple methods are used to connect one element with another…how about making a connection something to remember?
Overhead Climbers from Miracle Recreation Company are unique in design and push the old tradition of zip lines to new, safer limits. Instead of a walkway between elements, imagine a Double Grip-n-Glide connecting two decks. Kids will gain an experience just gliding across the not-so-treacherous divide that separates them from their friend, never mind what exciting elements are on either side . This cool feature allows two children to swing out above bark chips at once and with a little momentum, they will have a blast racing each other to the next adventure.
Of course, offering variety on a play site is crucial to a well-rounded design. Well-rounded doesn’t have to mean boring though. Switch it up and try filling in that gap with a Hoop Loop. This contraption tests a kid’s balance and scaling abilities. Make every connection an entertaining one that offers a challenge and an original encounter. The Dipwalk Bridge for example is a simple touch that can produce big rewards in terms of fun.
Well, maybe a bridge is in the plans after all. Consider the differences between the Golden Gate Bridge and say, the San Mateo Bridge. Both accomplish their designed duty, but one is a bit more memorable while doing so. Scrap that predictable, run of the mill creation—go with a swinging bridge or something entirely different like the Big Kahuna Bridge. It’s a fish, bridge hybrid that offers a nearly on of a kind experience for kids. The impressive detailing, and color options make the Big Kahuna a captivating selection and playground center-piece.
Treat every connection like a place to play.