What Size of Playground Equipment Do You Need?

To determine the size of commercial playground equipment you need, consider various aspects, including available space and the age of intended users. Some areas can utilize large playground equipment structures, while others should choose smaller, simpler pieces. Here are a few things to consider when selecting the correct size for your playground equipment: 

What Space Do You Have Available?

The space you have available for a playground can help you determine the equipment size to choose. Measure the dimensions accurately and consider any potential structures or obstacles that may be in the way of your playground. A commercial playground equipment provider should be able to give your space a proper assessment and show you which playground equipment fits best. A smaller space may benefit from a smaller structure like Premium Playgrounds’ MINIMO KP-22039 or KP-22041. These pieces feature a small slide, interactive game panel, and climbing surfaces. If you have a larger space, you can combine several pieces or choose a larger, multi-featured playground. Pieces like our MAXIMO MX-22062 or MX-22064 feature multiple slide shapes and sizes, tunnels, climbing surfaces, interactive panels, and more to help you make the most of your space.

What Age Group Are You Aiming For? 

As you determine the size of your playground, consider the age group of the children that will be using the equipment. Younger children typically use smaller playground structures that are easily accessible. Smaller playgrounds also tend to offer more age-appropriate activities. Older children can use larger equipment with more challenging activities, encouraging physical activity. If you aim to cater to all age groups, a more neutral-sized playground that suits various ability levels can be provided. 

What Are the Safety Guidelines in Your Area? 

Familiarize yourself with the safety guidelines and regulations in your area. These guidelines can include recommendations for minimum fall zones, maximum heights, and spacing between equipment. Make sure that the size of the playground equipment you select aligns with your local safety standards. 

What Activities and Designs Do You Want?

Consider the specific play activities you want to offer on your playground. Different sizes and designs of equipment can provide unique opportunities for physical play, social interaction, and imaginative play. Climbing structures, slides, swings, and interactive panels can be combined to create a diverse play experience. You can choose the size and layout of the equipment to customize the play activities you want to offer.

How Much Growth Do You Expect?

Consider future growth and expansion when choosing the size of your playground equipment. If your community has the potential to increase the number of children using the playground, choose a larger equipment size. You can also select equipment that can be easily expanded or modified. This allows for future enhancements without significant disruptions or additional expenses.

What Is Your Budget? 

Review your budget and equipment price ranges before choosing playground equipment. Larger and more complex playground equipment may be more expensive. Smaller and simpler equipment may be a more cost-effective solution. Speak with your commercial playground equipment provider to make sure you stay within your set budget. 

Commercial Playground Equipment and Platinum Playgrounds

At Platinum Playgrounds, we offer a variety of playground equipment styles and sizes for you to choose from. We can install large and small equipment at schools, daycares, parks, and other public spaces. Our team can help you determine the right size of playground equipment for your area without exceeding your budget. You can explore our online portfolio to see some of our completed playground projects. Contact us today to learn more about the types of playground equipment and services we offer.