This January, Landscape Structures launched several new and exciting additions to their line. First, let’s talk color. One of the biggest problems facing Landscape Architects, Park Officials, Schools, and many other bodies that deal with children is the rise in disinterest in playgrounds. Given the choice, kids would rather play an engaging video game than go to the park. Technology has given children the ability to learn by leaps and bounds, but it has also taught them to be inactive. So what does one who works with kids do to get them active? A couple ideas are architecture and COLOR! Kids love bright colors and new and exciting things. Landscape Structures launched a new line called “Pick Your Palette.” This allows people who make playground decisions to make it more engaging and exciting. Schools have the ability to match their playground projects to their colors and even add a mascot on panels! Parks can add city logos and make more natural play spaces. We even offer a line of “shade structures” that look like trees! Colors range from Lime Green to a Denim Blue. A customer has the option to pick a palette of preset colors (my favorite is the denim, lime green, and metallic silver), or they can mix and match their own colors. The sky is the limit! Check out this information!
The next thing I want to talk about is the new “Vibe” line. Because Landscape Structures is always looking for ways to engage kids, they have designed a new line that gives the equipment a more modern look. Vibe panels and shade structures are available in all new color palettes with the PlayBooster line. There are also several new play pieces that you can choose from. One of my favorites is the Logo Climber. It’s very abstract looking. Here’s a link to some more information!
Landscape Structures has also released a whole new line of concrete solutions for custom projects! We can do anything from dragons to dogs. Or maybe your project is a water theme. We can build you dolphins, mermaids, sunken ships, and sea lions that shoot water at you. If you can dream it, we can build it! All pieces are custom made to order and hand painted to look realistic. Kids can climb all over them and designers don’t have to worry about the structures falling apart. They are made from a Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete that hardens over time. The longer it sits, the stronger it gets. It’s also UV stable and will resist fading. If you would like a catalogue please contact us. I would be happy to get one out to you. Here is a link with more information. Be sure to check out the dragon. He’s one of my favorite pieces!
One last thing I want to talk about that is not new but improved at Landscape Structures is our ability to show you how we can engage the senses. Children learn through stimulating their senses. The 7 senses that are identified as being key to a child’s development are: Tactile, Proprioceptive, Vestibular, Visual, Auditory, Motor Planning, and Social/Imaginative. Each piece of play equipment we design touches on one or more of these senses. We want children to develop through activity and through play. What better way than through playgrounds?! We are working hard to develop kids in both body and mind. There is just too much information to mention in this blog. I will dedicate a future blog solely to this topic.
So what’s new and exciting at Countryside besides the new Landscape Structures initiatives? Check this out!
Countryside has also launched a new line of site furniture through SiteScapes. SiteScapes is capable of handling just about any site furnishing project. They handle benches, tables, trash receptacles, planters, stadium seating, and much more! My favorite line is the “Tall Grass” line. It’s very modern looking and is the perfect compliment to any project. SiteScapes offers great quality, a superb warranty, and lots of color choices. They are fast and efficient and work with us to help you design the perfect space! Check out this link for some more information or contact us for a catalogue:
We also also working on getting a Splash Pad line. More on that as it becomes available!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I am happy to put designs and quotes together for you! Let us help you with your playground dreams! If you can dream it, we can build it!