If you and your neighbours have been talking about converting or updating your local park so that your children have a safe, fun place to go play, then we’ve put together some tips and suggestions for you!
Playground EquipmentNo children’s park is complete without a swing set and a slide. You should first consider setting up a budget for playground equipment and then look into purchasing necessary playground items. You will need to ensure that each piece of equipment meets safety standards so that you can avoid risk of injury and having to replace equipment regularly. Either equip the playground with wooden equipment or consider looking into stainless steel or concrete options. Concrete works well for slides although its hard surface can cause injury. In addition to swing sets and slides, also consider creating a sandbox. Perhaps someone might volunteer to help build one, allowing your neighbourhood to limit expenses. Make sure that whatever equipment you purchase is weather proof, can withstand extreme heat and cold, and will stand up to regular use, check this line marking removal in Sunshine coast.
Alternate Playground OptionsA children’s playground need not only contain structural equipment. Children also love to play hopscotch and even team sports like basketball or soccer. Marking out a court would also provide older kids with a safe space in which to play and practice. Rather than marking out a temporary court or setting up a makeshift one on occasion, consider hiring a company that provides line marking services to help out.
They will often be willing to mark up a variety of sports courts, and kids’ games including hopscotch and other counting games as part of the line marking services that they provide. Hiring professionals will also ensure that the markings don’t wear off easily and will stay waterproof and will not fade easily.
Safety FirstYou may also like to consider ensuring that the park is well enclosed. If the park is located on or near a busy street having a fence or mesh around the park could prevent kids from running out onto the street. Yet another important safety measure is to consider the flooring of your park. Many parks have rubber matting around playground equipment to prevent bad falls and injuries. However, if this is beyond your budget you could consider planting soft grass and avoiding paving or concrete flooring in and around the playground equipment.
A children’s park is meant to be a sae and fun place where kids can go to make friends, play and burn out some energy. Making sure it’s safe will ease parents’ minds and protect your kids from injury.