Archive for January, 2010

Balance the Playground Features in Your Site

January 26, 2010

Balance the features throughout your playground design.

As with any design, it takes a certain amount of movement, flow, color, form, and balance to please the onlooker and create an attractive work. A playground needs these same things to succeed. There should be a color scheme that blends well within itself and with its surroundings. Features in the park need to be connected in a way that children can move through them easily and without congestion. The pieces themselves need to flow together in order to promote a unified design. And lastly, the design needs balance. It should look natural and even. It should look smooth and well thought out.

Alining equipment with other park features contributes to balance.

Having balance specifically means that a playground should not be lopsided—all the big features should not be on one side with all the small features on the other… unless of course that is your big idea and you execute it flawlessly. Furthermore, balance means that a playground should have layers so that it fills the vertical space evenly as well as the layout. For example, spring riders could fill the ground level. The Gravitron or the Orb-x, swings, and rock walls could fill the middle ground, and look out decks and taller slides could populate the upper space. A well rounded design is needed for great balance.

Determine weight values for each piece of equipment and evenly distribute them over your site plane.

For increased balance, align the features in your playground with the lines of surrounding structures and prominent features around your site. By doing this you will add subtle amounts of evenness that will add up to promote levels of outstanding balance in your playground design. There are so many ways to increase the balance of your site… and along with movement, flow, color, and form, balance is crucial to create a visually pleasing design. Visit Miracle Playsystems for more details.


Return to the Clear Rock Wall… Fun and Creative Technology

January 21, 2010

The Clear Rock Wall is one of the best, most cutting edge features out there today.

Every time the Clear Rock Wall is brought up it generates a huge amount of interest. There is so much technology and innovation behind this amazing playground feature, we can see why. Rock climbing is a hot trend right now, even amongst children, and this climbing attraction is so unique, creative, and entertaining, that it thrives at recreation sites—wherever that may be. The Clear Rock Wall is a contemporary playground masterpiece… there is no escaping its presence in the industry… there is no escaping fun when around it.

Can you think of one reason that you wouldn’t want this amazing feature on your new playground? Besides the fact that it is from Xccent Play!, which has so many other incredible playscape equipment choices, it is also one of the most accessible contraptions available and it offers a one of a kind experience… what a truly hot commodity. Because this feature is so aesthetically striking… so visually thrilling, it seems to remind us that the future is now. With so many other great technological advancements around, it is awesome to see one right here in the playground world. Contact Miracle Playsystems for more information on adding this nearly unbelievable attraction to your new design or your existing site.

So, if you are looking to update a playground or you are designing a new site, keep in mind that no other feature is quite like the Clear Rock Wall. Look out for one near you, they are catching on fast… you could be the first one to implement one into your site, community, or town. Impress your visitors or client with a cutting edge design that includes fresh products and ideas. Visit Miracle Playsystems for more details.

Create an awesome site using this amazing attraction as your launch pad.

Choose the Mega Tower; Earn More Business

January 19, 2010

Why choose a Mega Tower to focus your design around? Well, for one thing, with its size, it is sure to stand out—along with you and your concept. It is also a great launch pad for the rest of your creation. Lay out features with ease by connecting them to the Mega Tower or by placing them around it. Also, with the Mega Tower, you’re working with cutting edge playground technology that is guaranteed to be noticed by your clients and by your community. Utilize the best out there—start with a Mega Tower.

A Megatower will impress your client.

Streamline your design process by focusing all the elements of your production around the Mega Tower. Let it do the work—and act as the focal point—then spend the rest of your time piecing together the playground’s features around it. This amazing playground dynamo will get the job done, both in the drafting stages and when the final product is unveiled. Your community will be impressed by the first class nature of the playground, because the Mega Tower is the top of the line. Contact Miracle Playsystems for more details.

Stand out through your design.

When the going gets tuff, take a step back and go with what works. Time and time again, we have seen great success by those who chose the Mega Tower as the centerpiece of their design. Playgrounds seem to flourish with the solid foundation this contemporary playscape attraction provides. Start with a Mega Tower; from here, pick the coolest features available that will contribute to your design’s theme and suddenly, you have done it—you have created a winning design. Chose the Mega Tower—you won’t be disappointed. Visit Miracle Playsystems for more details.

The Mega Tower won't fail you.

The Playground Spotlight Feature of the Week: the Spiral Slide

January 17, 2010

Aesthetically pleasing, entertaining, and fun... what a ride!

Zip around in a circle letting gravity do all the work. Fly through a tube while constantly changing directions. Tuck and hold tight for max aerodynamics and acceleration. Ride the Spiral Slide and enjoy an attraction filled to the brim with entertainment and speed. One of the most recognizable playground features available is the Spiral Slide and it is a sure bet to impress all those who visit your site.

Spiral Slides come in almost every color imaginable and fit into every theme thinkable. What is not to like? You have a basic roller coast ride minus all the expensive cars and track with this magnificent slide. Implement this terrific feature into your next playground and plan on watching people come back to enjoy it again and again. Contact Miracle Playsystems for more information on how you can install a Spiral Slide as a free standing feature or one connected to a Mega Tower or playground deck.

Twisting and turning has never been so much fun… just zoom down one of these bad boys once and you will be hooked on the thrill of one entertaining slide ride. Be prepared to have fun with a Spiral Slide and to spend a long time watching your children ride it again and again… talk about exercise! This feature is accessible, visually stunning, and highly entertaining, making it this week’s Playground Spotlight Feature. Visit Miracle Playsystems for more details.

Mix speed and the highest banked turns for one smooth ride.

Be Proactive—Plan Out Shade Protectors Now!

January 15, 2010

Don't under-estimate the need for shade.

Now is the time to install protective shade structures around your playground so that when the sun hits this next spring, the children in your community are protected from harmful UV rays and the blistering heat that will be in full force by June. That is only six months from now, so start planning right now so that construction can be completed by the time those hottest months on the calendar roll around. Sure there are other ways to protect against the sun, but all are second to some quality time in the shade. Implement a shade structure into your playscape today.

Whether it is a pool, a playground, a water spray park, or a park, shade structures will directly benefit your community in both the long and short term. End heat stroke and over exposure right now… prevent future bouts with skin cancer too… take the proper precautions and rush to install health wise shade structures in the right locations. Don’t be caught in the summer sun without a cool rest spot… and don’t let the children in your area go without one either. Contact Miracle Playsystems for more information on installing an amazing Sun Port or shade structure.

Other methods will keep you safe too this next summer. Wear hats and sunglasses when outside, especially from late morning to late afternoon. Also, put on sun block when out… particularly when around the water because light reflections can be brutal to the skin. Keep children safe and educate them on proper sun safety techniques. We recommend any kind of sun protection over none… Visit Miracle Playsystems for more details on the coolest shade structures around.

Durability is Crucial to Long Term Cost Effectiveness

January 13, 2010

Impress your clients with the benefits of durable products.

In these times of economic hardship, it is important to remind ourselves that quality is more important than ever so that our investments last. Specifically, in terms of playground equipment, this means using high quality products that are made from high grade materials. Durability is a key factor to keep in mind when designing a playground, because cost is looked at in the short term and also in the long term through maintenance expenses. Durability is directly related to cost effectiveness—cost effectiveness is more important than ever to your clients.

Plan for longterm cost effectiveness.

Miracle Playsystems chooses to work with vendors who offer first class products in terms of aesthetic appeal, value, and durability. When you work with products that are the best in the business, you will undoubtedly be successful in this business… and in any other. It comes down to making the right choices so that you and your client save money over time… by electing to go with quality equipment, that is durable, effective, and entertaining at the same time. Contact Miracle Playsystems for more information on the products that keep succeeding again and again.

Combine high end materials with contemporary technology for long lasting products.

To wrap up, we just want to urge you to make the decision every time so that your design provides results in the short term and the long term. Offer value to your clients by saving them money initially, and over time by providing them materials that are second to none. Be the difference when it comes to cost-effectiveness… offer the most durable playground equipment today. Visit Miracle Playsystems for more details.

Why Your Playground’s Theme Matters…

January 11, 2010

Create a memorable theme.

Will a playground be successful, despite having no real cohesiveness? Maybe. Sure, children may be entertained while playing on it, but will they remember it in the future? It takes a key feature or a distinctive aspect of a site for it to be memorable. One way to make a site stick in the minds of those who lay eyes upon it is to implement an original or impressive theme into its design, even if it is a simple one. Just as a site’s theme will be memorable to visitors, it will also be memorable to a potential client.

Details should work directly towards the theme.

A playground’s theme really matters in the sense that if it is there and if it works, great, but if it is absent, a playground design can suffer. For example, the castle theme as shown is simple to implement and is easily identifiable by almost everyone. So, when a child says, “Lets go to the castle playground,” everyone knows which one it is. Park names are important to adults, but defining characteristics such as a theme or a specific, unique feature are more memorable and easier to recognize… and when it comes to play, kids associate easier with the latter and they often have the last word. Contact Miracle Playsystems for more details.

Cohesiveness is critical.

Make your playground a site to remember, incorporate a forward thinking theme that drives your design forward. Use first class products and link them together through details and a common theme. We know how to do this best at Miracle Playsystems; contact us for more information. Leave with this: a theme matters because often times it’s the first thing that pops into mind when your sites name is brought up. Visit Miracle Playsystems for more details.

The Playground Spotlight Feature of the Week: the Wiggle Walk

January 10, 2010

Be original by implementing the Wiggle Walk.

With a single inch, you can change your entire perspective on the Wiggle Walk. Well, maybe its more your position… in either case, while standing on one of the many Wiggle Walk pods, you can shift your body weight and it rocks a different direction—how fun! Available in 6 pod and 11 pod sets, the Wiggle Walk is highly entertaining to children of all ages. From Xccent Play! this colorful, exciting feature is the perfect supporting character for your next playground.

One of the most attractive parts of the Wiggle Walk is how accessible it is, and that’s saying a lot considering how aesthetically pleasing the many bright shapes that comprise it are. Almost any child can get on the Wiggle Walk and balance their way around it, increasing their coordination through playful practice. This attraction is certainly made for all groups and it will benefit all in terms of the physical gains it provides to those who make use of it. However, the fun it provides is probably more important to the kids. Contact Miracle Playsystems for more information on this unique playground feature.

Xccent Play! creates so many amazing features and here at Miracle, we are thrilled to be apart of it. The Wiggle Walk connects features through a truly entertaining systems of pods that are low to the ground, making them very safe. Plus these pods come in bright reds, blues, and yellows… and are cut into cool shapes. Accessibility, visual appeal, and physical benefits are all reasons the Wiggle Walk is this week’s Playground Spotlight Feature. Visit Miracle Playsystems for more details.

Build Safety into Your Next Site…

January 8, 2010

Taking the appropriate measures to make your site safer is crucial to overall site effectiveness.

Go the extra mile and think of ways to build safety directly into your next playground site. Of course you can work the professionals at Miracle Playsystems where safety and quality assurance is of top concern. Here, we strive with each project to ensure that every detail is examined because safety and health should be top priorities in the playground industry. Make every effort to secure your site, whether that is implementing a Miracle Vandal Deterrent or painting safety zones around swing sets… be the one who puts safety first.

There are many ways to make your new design or your existing site safer. For instance, by installing a Miracle Vandal Deterrent, you can protect your site from harmful gang, drug, and vandal activity. This amazing device has been protecting sites in Europe for over 20 years and now it is available for you, exclusively from Miracle Playsystems… Contact Miracle Playsystems today for more information on this excellent invention that will increase safety on your playground immediately.

Other techniques will ensure safety at your playground… for example, by spacing features adequately apart, you will decrease congestion and in doing so, you will decrease the chances of devastating collisions. Also, as shown above, you can paint safety zones around equipment that may need them. These make children more aware of possible playground dangers. Of course, one of the most time tested, guaranteed ways to keep your children safer on the playground is adult supervision… for a safer tomorrow, take the right steps today. Visit Miracle Playsystems for the new technology, the Miracle Vandal Deterrent, that will make your playground safer ASAP.

Bright Colors mean Noticeable Details

January 7, 2010

Notice Anything?

Details can make all the difference in playground design. Not only will they tie up loose ends and give the finishing touches to themes, but they will also play key roles in making a playground more effective and entertaining. What’s more, a single detail, such as a steering wheel, can change an average deck into a race car cockpit or a space ship bridge for a child. However, many times these details go unnoticed… combat this problem by turning up the color volume.

Bright yellows and reds do the job.

Perhaps the simplest way to make your playground’s details, and the playground itself, more noticeable is to enhance its color scheme so that people have no choice but to look. If a steering wheel is bright yellow, then of course it is going to be seen. If another key feature is fire engine red, then it will surely catch the eye of visitors. There is no trick here; the brighter the better. Contact Miracle Playsystems for the most colorful products…

Bright details make the difference.

What is better than a flower in the middle of summer? A bright yellow, 12 foot tall flower that shoots out cold water! Will your surrounding community notice this creatively outstanding feature? You bet. The will notice its form, and its fluid shape, but most of all, before anything else, they will notice its awesome dandelion color—the hottest of yellows! Attract visitors and clients to your design through details that exude themselves through unavoidable, eye-catching, highly aesthetic color. Visit Miracle Playsystems for more details.