“We’d love to have a playground — we just don’t have the space.” Next to lack of budget, lack of space is one of the most commonly heard objections when church, neighborhood, or school groups propose adding a playground. But with a little creativity (and the right partner, of course), you can build a fun, engaging play area even if space is in short supply. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Choose a predesigned structure made for small spaces. Many predesigned playground structures are optimized to make the most of a small area. For example, the MaxPlay 3 model packs in 11 play elements with just a 29’x31’ footprint.
- Make the most of freestanding pieces. Take a modular approach and select a few multifunctional freestanding pieces to offer multiple play elements in a compact area.
- Work with landscape elements. Look for ways to incorporate trees and other natural elements in your play space design. As an added bonus, you’ll help kids develop a special appreciation for the beauty of nature while they’re having fun.
- Have a playground custom-built for your facility. This option is especially useful for very small, oddly-shaped, or otherwise limited spots. Have an experienced design team put together a custom structure that’s tailor made for your space and the kids and families you serve.
The AllPlay team is at your service to create the perfect playground for your church, school, or neighborhood park — no matter how much space you have. Just give us a call at (713) 939-9888 and let’s talk about what we can design for you!