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Moving Natural Bridge Elementary Playground

In Natural Bridge Station, VA, the playground at Natural Bridge Elementary was located quite a distance from the school, so this project included the following: Leveling the area Adding a retaining wall Moving the existing playground equipment closer to the school building Adding 2-bay swings with arched posts, which added an interesting design element We also installed Grassmats rubber mats at the end of slides and

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New Playground for Bridges School, Lynchburg

Located in Lynchburg, VA, the new playground for the Bridges School includes: Matrix Climber, an independent, climbing play structure. Climbers are great to help kids develop confidence, coordination and full body strength. Options include: Powder Coat Colors [pdf] Rotationally Molded Plastic Colors [pdf] The kids also got a traditional post and deck play structure offering lots of climbing activities and featuring multiple slides. Below

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Featured Product: Daisy Dash

  The Daisy Dash™ is a game designed to get you moving! Play against the clock to touch each daisy sensor as it lights up. See how many lights you can touch before the clock runs out. Simply turn the rotator on the leaf panel to begin. Inclusive design Shaded electronic reactions game Includes 1 control panel and 5 sensors Powered by user rotating control

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Musical Garden at St. Catherine’s School

Playgrounds that enhance children’s experiences with music are a growing trend because music helps children develop cognitive and fine motor skills. St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, VA engaged MaxPlayFit to create and install a musical garden for their preschool area, which included: Cool Keys Glockenspiel Lilypad Cymbals Manta Ray Mini Marimba Single Post Bongos The Cool Keys musical instrument lets children explore sound and

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Campbell County Public Library System

  Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I loooove the Toddler play area. It looks awesome!! Thank you so much for going the extra mile to seed and straw the area at the end of the sidewalk. We greatly appreciate it! I cannot wait to see toddlers and their parents enjoying the area. Valinda, Campbell County Public Library System The library had a toddler

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New Swings + More for First Presbyterian Church, Lynchburg

Lynchburg’s first ever tornado, an EF3, caused devastating damage to the area this past spring. With wind speeds up to 150 mph, it brought down heavier and larger trees than a general thunderstorm. One of the trees knocked down was in the First Presbyterian Church’s playground area. As it came down, it crushed the swing set. MaxPlayFit worked with the church to add new

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Community Playground: The Oaks at Timberlake

Located in Evington, VA, you’ll find a quiet, well-kept and conveniently located community called The Oaks at Timberlake. Part of Yes! Communities, which has 188 communities across the country, The Oaks offers top-rated amenities, activities and is located in close proximity to parks, schools and restaurants. MaxPlayFit worked with The Oaks to build a playground for residents and others in the neighborhood, consisting of

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Rubber Safety Surfacing: I Can Child Care

The I Can Child Care & Learning Center has a new rubber turf area in both the toddler and preschool playground areas. The photo gallery below shows what it looked like before we started and after we finished. The school chose to put in a poured-in-place safety surface. This type of surface offers a safe, accessible and low-maintenance solution. With poured-in-place surfacing, the top

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Nuisance Mold on the Playground

Have you seen any nuisance mold on your playground? It can frequently be found on playgrounds with wood surfaces and in wood mulch. Wet weather, hot and humid temperatures help breed this nuisance mold. When spores get wet, they fuse together and form a colony. They then feed on bacteria found growing on the wood mulch. The most common mold that grows on wood

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Bark Park for Hethwood Apartments

Hethwood Apartments, Blacksburg, VA, now offers a “bark park” where residents can take their dog to exercise their minds and bodies and socialize with other dogs. You’ll find dog play components that encourage physical activity and canine hygiene, too. Walk the Plank Stepping Up Dog Leash holder Pet Waste station, which includes the 2-n-1 dispenser and standard sign. Our dog play components are designed

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