Designing a Perfect Playground for your Apartment Complex

Outdoor playground equipment

Owning or managing an apartment complex can be challenging all the things that you have on your plate to keep the complex profitable. Keeping tenants, making sure the amenities draw people in and kept in well maintained. Keeping the property value up and keeping the community comfortable and enjoyable for all who live there is in your job description. There are several ways to do that, and adding a playground is just one of them.

Why Add a Playground
Adding a playground is great for communities, families, and children. Children need an outdoor space that is safe and secure to get their energy out and their creativity flowing. Giving them a playground will add many benefits as well as keeping children entertained and not being destructive in the house.

Children need exercise and to stay healthy and active. They need to learn how to play with other children and not be addicted to screens, which is a common problem in this day and age. A playground can provide the necessary space for all of this, and it can give families a place to gather and enjoy the outdoors while watching their children play.

The Many Benefits of a Playground
A Playground can attract more families. Parents consider amenities when looking at rentals. They want things for their children to do that is safe for them. When parents see a place for children to get out of the house and be active and play with other children close to home, it makes a positive impact on them. A Playground could be the difference between renting an apartment and not renting an apartment.

Playgrounds promote an active, healthy lifestyle. It gives children access to activities that benefit their physical health and growth like stronger muscles. Emotional wellness is also helped by allowing growing children to engage in imaginative play. Playgrounds give children a place to play and interact with other children and make new friends encouraging their social development. Their cognitive development is influenced by children in a position to problem solve, reason, be creative, and negotiate.

Increasing the property value is another great benefit to designing and adding commercial playground equipment to your complex. Apartments that are on or near the playground can be rented for a higher price than those that do not have direct access to a safe, secure, and well-maintained playground. Parents and grandparents are willing to spend a little extra money to rent an apartment that has a playground for their family. Increasing what people are willing to pay for an apartment will also enhance what the property itself is worth if sold.

Making It Happen
There is a lot that goes into adding a playground to an apartment complex, and you have to design, plan, and build then maintain the equipment. Creating school playground equipment can be fun, but you have to keep in mind encouraging different play types while retaining a sense of space and having age-appropriate equipment. You can always incorporate more than one piece of equipment to cover more than one age range to keep it safe for all children in the complex. You also have to make sure that your design is accessible by children of all ability levels.
Once you have designed your playground, you must now make a plan and put it into action. You must evaluate the space that you have to work with while keeping in mind that you may want to expand the area later. Look at equipment from different manufacturers to find material that fits your space, budget, and activity level. When selecting the equipment, you will want to keep maintenance in mind. How often will it need support and can you perform the maintenance or do you need someone else to do that.

Now that you have your design and plans, it's time to put it all together and build your playground. Make sure that you have included observer seating like benches and picnic tables, have you planned out for shaded areas and trash cans and a water fountain for drinking. Now that you are putting it all together and putting the equipment in, you need to keep spacing in mind. You want to arrange and assemble equipment spaced out well enough to have a fall zone. So that if children fall, they have a place to land without landing on another piece of equipment. You will want to have the proper materials on the ground to provide for a softer landing, things like sand mulch, shock-absorbing mat.

Boom You Now Have a Playground
Now that you have researched designed planned, and built your playground you will see that the benefits outweigh the cons. Parents will be happy that children have somewhere safe and secure to play. The owner will be pleased with a higher value on the property and being able to charge a little more for rent and gaining more long term family occupancy rate.

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