Best Types of Playground Equipment
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Professionals have proven that time spent on the playground is time well spent.  Outdoor play time contributes to a child’s social skills, self-esteem, and overall development.  If you are looking to add or replace a playground, you’ll find a wealth of options to choose from.  How do you decide?  There are two main factors to consider:


The age of the children that will be utilizing the playground will have a big impact on your selection.  If you’re planning for children under the age of six, it’s good to know that they can struggle with rope swings, trampolines, and equipment that requires a lot of hand-eye coordination.  Opt for a tire swing or interactive panels instead. 

Older children will do better on a different playground with features geared to their age, like rung ladders and sliding poles.  This also reduces the risk of smaller children having accidental encounters with older children. 


As you review various playground structures available, you’ll need to know how much space you have available.  You’ll want to account for the size of the equipment itself, the surrounding space, and the distance from the play area to any potential hazards.  The space surrounding the equipment should be an extension of the playground, with fall absorbing surfacing and plenty of room for children to engage.  In addition, you’ll want to ensure your playground doesn’t place children in a potentially dangerous situation.  The playground should be installed far away from lakes, railroads, and busy streets and separated with fencing or other barriers if at all possible. 

We hope we’ve shed some light on your next playground purchase. If you are ready to install a playground or have questions about your options, give us a call.  Our team is here to help 

Subscribe To Our Blog

Blog Categories

  • General Interest
    • 01/18/2019 - Core Training Equipment for Ki
    • 11/16/2018 - Volleyball, the Game for All
    • 09/14/2018 - Why the Fitness Equipment Need
    • 07/13/2018 - Fitness and Track Equipment: T
    • 05/18/2018 - Top Benefits of a Baseball Sco
    • 03/16/2018 - The Sports Equipment Guide: Wh
    • 01/31/2018 - The World of Basketball
    • 08/22/2017 - Icy Arenas for Hot Days
    • 07/18/2017 - Football Season Is Here!
    • 06/29/2017 - Dos and Don’ts of Caring for Y
    • 06/06/2017 - Playground Installation and Ma
    • 05/17/2017 - Best Types of Playground Equip
    • 01/31/2017 - Preparing for Baseball Season
    • 12/20/2016 - The Mercedes-Benz Stadium
    • 11/08/2016 - Moving your Routine Indoors
    • 09/18/2016 - Good Sportsmanship for the Mos
    • 08/14/2016 - Fall Maintenance of Athletic F
    • 07/26/2016 - Care and Maintenance of Tennis
    • 06/15/2016 - Summer Care of Soccer Fields
    • 05/12/2016 - Kids’ Favorite Sports
    • 04/17/2016 - Get Those Girls on the Field
    • 03/15/2016 - Hey, Batter, Batter, Batter! T
    • 02/16/2016 - Creating a Multi-Use Space
    • 12/16/2015 - Maximize Gymnasium Use with Re
    • 10/15/2015 - Autumn Care for Sports Fields
    • 09/17/2015 - Do You Have a Game Plan for Ke
    • 07/27/2015 - Team Sports Impact on Children
    • 10/07/2014 - Important Inspections

Tag Cloud

Basketball Backstops

Gym Floor Covers
Fitness Equipment
Volleyball Equipment

Bleacher Enclosures

Indoor/Outdoor Batting Cages
Track & Field Equipment
Bleacher Power Automation
Football Goal Posts
Wall Pads

Safety Straps

Wood Bleacher Board Replacement

Divider Curtains
Floor Sleeves
Wrestling Mat Hoists
Bleacher Rail Installation

Basketball Backstop Electric
Winch Installation/Replacement
Fair Court Rim Testing

Playground Equipment
Service & Maintenance
Safety Inspections

Baseball and Softball Products
Football Products
Golf Products
Ice Arena Products
Soccer Products
Stadium Products
Tennis Court Products



Copyright © 2020. Borgman Athletics. All Rights Reserved | Cincinnati:  513-844-1420 | Akron:  330-925-1218