Factors to Consider Before Planning the Setting up of a Playground

June 13, 2019
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Factors to Consider Before Planning the Setting up of a Playground

Playground plan requires a lot of foresight and must be suitable for the age group you are targeting. The landscape, the design, and plan for the playground equipment must be appropriate for the age. It should also be high graded equipment, must fit the actual space requirements and must be as per the factors we shall now consider.

Age Group Specific Equipment

Have the chair swings to suit children’s age group. When you are looking for equipment for infants or toddlers, the equipment cannot be on a high surface. It should be ideal for them to crawl through or have fun on their own. These are usually in demand in daycare facilities. The playschool equipment will be bright and created for inspiring the children to be creative. Their love for jungle or castle themed playground equipment is what many places prefer having. Slides and swings, monkey bars are ideal for elementary and middle school children. They will need to improve their physical fitness in this equipment, and hence the design will be as per that.

Boundaries for Playgrounds

Children have a curiosity to slip through small places and run amok. But this is risky if they do the same and find themselves in the busy street or shady neighborhoods. So, landscaping will need to be as per that to ensure they do not get out of the playground. Playground plan must consider fencing, planting hedges, and small bushes.

Plants with Care

Playground design plan should not have cacti or pointy leaves or plants with poison anywhere nearby. The overall playground should be open and not have many dark or shady look. The playgrounds might be visible from outside and planting of trees and plants should be with care. There should be regular maintenance of these trees so that there are infestations on them to harm the children who also love to climb up there.

Ponds and Water Bodies

If there is a waterbody in the playground, it is necessary to either protect it. Children often might end up throwing food or chips in there to feed the ducks and swans. It is required to set up barriers to these ponds or lakes.

Budget-friendly High-quality Equipment

Playground equipment and surroundings must encourage children to play. But the playground equipment should also be of top quality without you spending a fortune on it too.
These are the vital factors you will need to check while playground planning to ensure a happy time at the playground for everyone.