The Old State Elementary school playground boasts a “Freeplay” structure unlike any other. Designed to provide school aged children with challenges and combinations of activities they’ve never experienced before. With this type of modern playground design, the kids make there own decision on how to get from point A to point B and the paths and challenges are endless.
The Old State Elementary School site also hosts a more traditional composite play structure, but with some custom touches that is, again unique to this project. An XL track glide, and towering Kilimanjaro (rope wall climb) leading to a large spiral tube are some of the exciting elements on this structure. Another stimulating feature is the use of mirrors on angle decks that allow users to see from one end of the structure, through a tube, around two corners, to the other end of the structure. This concept is not only exciting for game playing, but should serve to activate the perceptive qualities of a developing mind.
The Preschool has a large structure with many activities that are aimed at developing motor skills and providing a way for the 2-5 year olds to test their bravery. The 5 deck system has a set of tubes that form a helix and offers these young users some choices on how to move throughout the different areas.
The schools system wanted a poured in place resilient rubber surface from the start, but we suggested using the opportunity to incorporate learning and development into this aspect as well by putting graphics throughout the play area. The idea was embraced and there were numbers, letters, and shapes graphics installed in patterns that leads in different directions across the playground sites.
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