Add a mountain of obstacles to your playground with the Rainier. Older children are often bored by more traditional play systems that feature house type structures, limited climbing opportunities, and garish pictures. The refrain “too childish” may even be uttered. Providing plenty of climbers and pieces that require full body strength are actually more attractive to older children. With Rainer, the fun begins simple with a PlayShell climber and a pair of PlayPod Pedestals. As children get deeper into the system, they can wobble across the PlayPod Traverse or climb on one of the two Firefighter Climbs. The Curly Climber adds both interest as well as a bit of a unique look to the entire system. Finally, they can try the Push & Pull or the Banister Bars for a real challenge.
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.