Need some Inventive Playscape Ideas? Look to the Connections…

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?

Connect with the Double Grip-and-Glide.

Connect with the Double Grip-and-Glide.

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.

Almost Hidden Here, the Hoop Loop is an Unexpected Link Everywhere.

Almost Hidden Here, the Hoop Loop is an Unexpected Link Everywhere.

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.

If It wasn't so Fun, the Dipwalk might go Unoticed.

If It wasn't so Fun, the Dipwalk might go Unoticed.

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.

Be Remarkably Original with the Big Kahuna.

Be Remarkably Original with the Big Kahuna.

Treat every connection like a place to play.

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