Good ole Rocky Top is a pretty good playground! The staggered step design creates the feeling that children are climbing up a mountain all of their own. Right next to the main structure, is a PlayShell Climber that creates a mini mount of its own. If kids are really into climber, they can just take the Rock Climber up the half deck that features a Xylophone Panel. Equipped with two mallets, children can create original melodies alone or together. Once children have reached the upper most deck, the DuoChute Slide leads them back down to ground level. Finally, a Whistle sits near the Access Platform allowing for kids to make it known that they’re starting all over again.
When choosing a playground it is important to consider where the components have come from. Conditioned wood or recycled metal posts are both opportunities to take part in environmental stewardship. Wood was once a staple of playground design, but as time has continued, it has become less common. But, wood and natural materials make for natural learning environments that can be important for children’s development. Several teaching methods use nature and natural tools as ways to reach children. On the other hand, the recycled metal used comes from items that would otherwise rust away in dumps. The recycled plastic comes from specifically milk jugs. As Americans, we tend to drink a large amount of milk every day. This results in millions of used milk contains every year. Even if the play set purchased only uses a few thousand of those milk jugs, its that many more that didn’t end up in a landfill. Your playground purchase can be part of the solution that limits waste.
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