The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) and the Voice of Play asked our membership to help us feature some of their favorite projects, sharing “great playgrounds” of all shapes and sizes.
Join us as we continue our journey to see the exciting, colorful and creative projects our members have shared with us! These playground submissions span the globe and we hope they inspire families to visit a “great playground” in their community. Click here to view the previous feature from IPEMA member Fahneu and check out the next submission below!
PLAYTIME, LLC is an IPEMA member with a global footprint. Headquartered right outside of Denver, Colorado, the Englewood-based interactive playground equipment provider boasts a portfolio of custom-designed play areas. With various themes, sponsor brands and licensed character options, PLAYTIME can design a unique play area for your community or business, so children and families can experience what PLAYTIME has to offer. Check out the different types of play areas they have to offer here.
Sunrun Kids Clubhouse – New York
The Sunrun Kids Clubhouse isn’t for just any child – it’s for New York Yankees’ children’s fans. The clubhouse is located inside of Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York and allows young baseball fans’ imaginations to run wild. Set up like a mini baseball field, the interactive area is located above right field and has oversized Yankees-themed playground equipment, including baseball bats, helmets and balls. Children can climb, slide and tunnel through several additional oversized objects, as well as play among the giant, 6-foot tall replica of the World Series Trophy. Parents can join the kids as they play or watch from the sidelines in the dugout just a few feet away.
Friendship Square – California
Friendship Square is well-suited for the young scallywags in the family. This pirate-themed playground is equipped with a creepy skull cave, rock slide, a life-size pirate ship and something every pirate is after – buried treasure! This Bellflower, California park is completely outdoor-friendly and even works with the surrounding environmental features as the perfect supplement to any community! Parents can feel confident their little mateys will be safe on the soft-coated, UV-stable materials.
Brent’s Place – Colorado
Brent’s Place in Aurora, Colorado sounds like a playground of the future. This playground is specifically designed for families and children with compromised immune systems, and even offers apartments to live in for up to two years while recovering! Since these children can’t even visit public playgrounds, Brent’s Place decided to offer a “safe-clean” play area so they can enjoy all the benefits of play, without compromising themselves more. The materials and elements on the playground are naturally antibacterial and the shiny coatings that are on these surfaces have actually been proven to kill bacteria and reduce fungi that come in contact with them. Play isn’t just perfected here, it’s protected!
Thanks for sharing your special projects with us, PLAYTIME!
Did you miss the deadline to submit your “Great Playground”? If you are a member of IPEMA and would like to have your playground featured, please contact Lesley.Sillaman@havas.com with your “Great Playground” submission (photos encouraged!) and you could be featured in an upcoming blog post.