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Playground Design & Construction

Playground Design & Construction2023-08-15T20:57:40+00:00

CONSTRUCTION

PARKOUR

WHEELED
SPORTS

PLAYGROUNDS

Ten Playgrounds specialise in creating custom play facilities for a variety of clients in both public and private sectors. Our goal is to provide innovative designs that cater to the needs and budget of clients while keeping in mind the importance of play in a child’s mental and physical development.

Inclusive designs

We strongly believe in creating inclusive playgrounds that cater to children of all ages and abilities. To achieve this, we offer a range of play services such as:

  • Sensory Areas
  • Custom Built Play Areas

  • Bespoke Playground Equipment

  • Activity Trails
  • Canopies and Shelters
  • Benches

  • Safety Surfacing, Artificial Grass and Pathways

  • Storage Solutions

  • Mile A Day Tracks

  • MUGA – Multi Use Games Area

  • Outdoor Fitness Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

Why are Play Areas important?

Play areas provide opportunities for children to engage in physical activities and socialise with their peers.

 

Play areas are important for several reasons:

Physical Development

Physical Development

Play areas provide children with opportunities to engage in physical activities, such as climbing, running, and jumping. These activities promote physical development and improve coordination, balance, and strength.

Social Development

Social Development

Play areas also provide opportunities for children to interact with each other, develop social skills, and learn how to cooperate and communicate effectively.

Cognitive Development

Cognitive Development

Play areas can stimulate children’s creativity and imagination, as they explore and experiment with different materials and activities. This can enhance cognitive development and problem-solving skills.

Community Building

Community Building

Play areas can also serve as a gathering place for families and communities, promoting social cohesion and a sense of belonging.

Accessibility

Accessibility

The skatepark should be designed to be accessible to people of all ages and abilities, with features that can be used by both beginners and advanced skaters.

Overall, play areas are important for promoting children’s physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development, as well as building stronger and more connected communities.

Playground Design

Designing a playground requires careful consideration of several factors to ensure that the playground is safe, fun, and accessible for children of all ages and abilities. Here are some key elements to consider when designing a playground:

Age-appropriate equipment

Age-appropriate equipment

The equipment in the playground should be appropriate for the age of the children who will be using it. Younger children need equipment that is low to the ground and easy to climb on, while older children may prefer equipment that is higher and more challenging.

Safety surfacing

Safety surfacing

The playground should have a safety surface to cushion falls and reduce the risk of injuries. Common safety surfaces include rubber mats, mulch, and artificial turf.

Accessibility

Accessibility

The playground should be accessible to children of all abilities, including those who use wheelchairs or have mobility impairments. This may include features such as ramps, transfer platforms, and swings that accommodate various body types and sizes.

Shade

Shade

The playground should provide shade to protect children from the sun’s harmful rays. This can be achieved through the use of trees, shade sails, or covered structures.

Variety

Variety

The playground should offer a variety of play experiences to keep children engaged and entertained. This may include equipment such as slides, swings, climbing structures, and interactive play panels.

Safety standards

Safety standards

The playground should meet safety standard BSEN1176/77.

Overall, the key to designing a successful playground is to create a space that is safe, fun, and accessible for children of all ages and abilities. By considering these factors, you can create a playground that provides valuable opportunities for physical activity, socialisation, and cognitive development.

Case studies

Knowle Park, Solihull

Ten Group worked with volunteers of Love Knowle Park to design a play area which would cater for all ages and abilities.

Moor Hall Golf Club

The golf club had a requirement to improve various areas of the golf course.

Medway Council

To design and install new parkour equipment and safety surfacing on a former pitch and putt site.

Our clients