25 May Why Choose EcoPlay Custom Playgrounds?
A beautiful custom-designed playground helps create a fun atmosphere for the whole family. Swings, slides and overheads can bring laughter, joy, and amusement to generations of children – not to mention the social and health benefits of play. Plus, a custom playground can be made to perfectly suit the location and needs of the families who will enjoy them. These qualities all sound amazing, but let’s dig a little deeper to talk about the cost-effectiveness, longevity, superior materials and earth-friendliness of EcoPlay playgrounds.
How Important is Play for a Child’s Development?
Play is essential to developing a healthy brain; it’s how children learn to use their creativity and imagination to discover the world around them. It’s often how they meet kids outside their family, and begin socializing and interacting with others. It’s also a vital part of learning and development. As the American Academy of Pediatrics points out, play “contributes to cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being of children.” Play is so important that it has been recognized by the UN High Commission on Human rights as a right of every child.
Why is Playground Play important?
The playground is a wonderful place for children and their families to gather and interact with friends, classmates, and neighbors. Many scholars and authors have written about how playgrounds enhance child development. Outdoor play lets kids develop physical strength and skill as well as self-confidence. Play is also where kids learn some of their most important life lessons about sharing and communicating as they explore and discover. So, it’s only fitting that kids get to play on the best equipment available.
The Best Custom Playground Equipment
EcoPlay custom commercial playgrounds are made from earth-conscious HDPE, a rugged, durable, and 100% recyclable material. In fact, our playgrounds were once milk jugs that have been recycled into eco-friendly play equipment. EcoPlay playgrounds have outstanding chemical, moisture, and environmental stress crack resistance meaning they can be warranted for 50 years. And, all EcoPlay playgrounds are also made in the USA.
EcoPlay is fiberglass free and we do not add filler such as LDPE, Styrene or wood particles that can degrade its strength – something essential when it comes to making sure the equipment will stand the test of time and toddlers. Instead, our proprietary formula creates an ultra-dense structure. This means EcoPlay HDPE plastic lumber provides extraordinary structural properties and won’t rot, split, crack, chip, or fade, even after prolonged exposure to harsh weather conditions.
EcoPlay Playgrounds vs. Steel Playgrounds
EcoPlay plastic lumber is very competitive with the strength and cost of steel—yet EcoPlay plastic lumber is much more durable: it will never rust, it thrives under sunny and rainy skies, it requires little or no maintenance, and it will look great for decades. On the other hand, steel playgrounds typically need to be completely replaced every 15 years meaning their cost competitiveness falls about 35 years short.
EcoPlay Playgrounds environmentally-friendly materials are designed for commercial use. They are also visually appealing structures that help create a fun, family atmosphere. All EcoPlay Playgrounds play structures meet or exceed industry standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, ASTM, and ADA.
For more than 25 years, EcoPlay Playgrounds has been custom-designing, manufacturing and installing eco-friendly commercial playground equipment and site amenities. We provide low-maintenance, custom-designed structures for churches, schools, daycare centers, homeowner associations, and military bases. Please contact us today to learn more about how you can get outside and EcoPlay.