Do you work at a school or for a local council? Or perhaps you’re in charge of overseeing events – birthday parties, fairs etc. – that are designed to reel in both children and their parents. If you are, please read on, because this article is for you.
The Importance of Playgrounds
It is easy for us to forget the joys of childhood as adults, to forget the significance that the playground once held for us. However, there was a time, for all of us, when playgrounds – whether we found them at school, the local park, or a fair – were the hub of our world.
Once, when you were young, social hierarchy was decided based on who was the best at climbing to the top of the jungle gym. Once, when you were young, you lost one of your sandals – the blue ones that your grandmother gave you for Christmas – in a sandpit and spent an entire, sweat summer afternoon searching for it, anxious in that way that only a young child can be. Once, when you were young, you soared higher than any of the other children on a swing-set and you told your mother, late at night, that you were certain you had tasted the sky.
Playgrounds are a space in which identity is formed, and memories made – they are incredibly important to the lives and development of children, and that’s why it’s so essential that they remain relevant, easy to access, and entertaining. If you’re in charge of a playground that’s become drab, who’s jungle gym has rusted over, and whose swing set creaks noisily when even the smallest breeze slides over it, then it’s of the utmost importance that you consider transforming (or even redesigning) it, to add extra excitement to the lives of the children who use it.
Redesigning Your Playground
Redesigning a playground used to be an absolute headache. There were so many people involved, and it was difficult to find designers who met safety levels and council specifications – which, in a situation that concerns the safety of young children, is obviously more important than ever. Thankfully, that is no longer the case these days. Now, with many school playground equipment experts with over 25 years’ experience who are easily contacted, the process of redesigning a playground has never been easier or more stress-free.
So, what are you waiting for? Contact an expert today, and bring a little bit more light and love into the lives of the children in your community. Playgrounds might not seem like a big deal to you anymore – but they were once the centre of your universe. Once upon a time, they were your entire social world and the hottest spot of the summer, where you met all of your friends and created all of your enemies. It is essential that a space that should be so central and important isn’t drab, old or irrelevant.