Countryside Play Structures
3535 N CR 800 E
Parker City, IN 47368
Phone: 866-959-7866

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Play Space Design: Thinking Outside the Box

Growing up, we had one playground in the area that all kids flocked to. It was not within walking distance from my house, so when my mom packed us up and hauled us to the Community Center, it was a real treat. I specifically remember a turtle climber looking thing that you could get underneath and

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Why Children Climb

As a playground professional, one of the many trade mags I subscribe to is Playground Magazine. I have found a lot of very useful information in it. One article I would like to talk about that I recently seen was in the Summer 2013 edition that talks about why kids climb. It was written by

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New and Exciting for 2013!

You’ve been asking for it! Here’s what’s new for 2013 at Landscape Structures! First, (and probably my favorite) is the all new line of digital playground equipment called Pulse. This equipment features multi-sensory game play that encourages children to work their bodies and their minds, while learning to play together. Pulse helps kids develop hand-eye coordination,

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New and Exciting for 2012!

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

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Creative Ideas for Fundraising

For most Park Boards, PTA’s, PTO’s, School Boards, Government Officials, and many other playground decision makers, funding a new playground can be difficult. When President Obama passed the stimulus bill it made funding playground improvements relatively simple. That money is about to run out and schools and governments alike are feeling the pinch. Here is

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Let’s Play Naturally!

One of the biggest trends in commercial playground equipment is the natural theme. These pieces blend in well with surrounding park foliage, and are easy to maintain. We have a line called Play Naturally, that is manufactured by Landscape Structures. These pieces are stunning and kids love them! One particular piece of equipment we carry is called

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Inclusive Play…Better for all!

I have learned in my time here at Countryside Play Structures that there are many misconceptions among academic and goverment officials as to what “inclusive play” really means. Nearly all people seem to think that making a playgroung inclusive means making it wheelchair accessible. That is actually not the case. There are so many different

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  • Playground Safety Inspections

    At Countryside, keeping the kids in your communities safe is a top priority. To keep kids from getting hurt, you should have your playground inspected and maintenanced at least once a year. We have three nationally Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI) on staff that can inspect any Landscape Structures playground equipment for a small fee. Each inspection comes with a detailed report and a list of needed parts and surfacing. We can also install everything for you if needed. Contact us today for more information!

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