Playground Installations & Equipment
GLVT is a leader in installing commercial playground equipment, playground site preparation, playground resilient surfacing, and more. Whether we are working on a small community playground or a complex multidistrict park, our team is experienced in complete playground design and installation.
- Playground Project Management
- Multi-Manufacture Playground Designs
- Specialty Playgrounds
- Universal Play Design
- Play Value Maximization
- Playground Drainage
- Minimal Maintenance Designs
- Custom Composite Playground Designs
- Sports & Fitness Play
Once your playground is complete, we also offer Playground Repair & Maintenance services to make sure the fun never stops.
When it comes to building a playground, it’s all about the playground equipment. Learn all about some of the common options for playground equipment from freestanding structures to integrated play systems that contribute to outdoor play.
Playground Equipment For Outdoor Play
A playground is so much more than just a place to play. A playground is where social and emotional development is sparked through play. In the same sense, building a playground is so much more than the equipment that’s involved. It’s the entire environment that is created to facilitate the imagination and creativity of children while they play.
Here are some of our favorite types of equipment for commercial playgrounds that we incorporate into our playground designs and installations.
- Freestanding Play Equipment
- Play Systems
- Nature Play Equipment
- Interactive Play Equipment
- Inclusive Play Equipment
Freestanding Playground Equipment
Slides, swings, seesaws, and springers are the classic freestanding playground equipment options. These pieces stand alone or can be combined together to form the playground. No matter what size of playground is being built, all playgrounds have some form of freestanding equipment. Freestanding playground equipment also includes:
- Sand and water play structures
- Spinners and Carousels
- Individual play panels
Other types of commercial playground equipment typically include a number of freestanding equipment options.
Playsystems are groups of playground equipment designed together to create a themed or larger scale play experience. These range from small multiplay units to large custom designs like castles or ships.
Nature Playground Equipment
Naturally designed playground equipment help create a play environment that encourages children to interact with natural materials. Typically natural playground equipment is built using Robina wood and other hardwoods and pine. The design is reflective of the natural environment and encourages the connection with nature and the desire to participate in nature conservation efforts.
Natural playground equipment can include:
- Playhouses or castles
- Obstacle courses
- Balancing and Climbing equipment
- Water play
- Play sculptures
Interactive Playground Equipment
Interactive playground equipment supports all kinds of play from dramatic and water play, to educational and sensory-motor play. Some of the most popular interactive site amenities include:
- Game and Education Centers
- Talk tubes
- Climbing Structures and Rope Structures
- Fitness Equipment
- Water Play Activity Centers
- Outdoor Musical Instruments
Inclusive Playground Equipment
Inclusive playground equipment focuses on site amenities that address the developmental needs of children including physical, social-emotional, sensory, cognitive, and communicative needs.
This type of playground equipment includes:
- Access points (ramps, transfer stations, handles, etc.)
- Swings with molded seats, high backs, harnesses, etc.
- Cozy play space (semi-enclosed play space, tunnels, etc) for sensory relief
- Sensory activity play stations (sand, water, panels, etc.)
- Motion activities like merry-go-rounds
Our team can work with you to create a playground design from square one or we can team up with you at any point in the process to take your playground from dreams to reality.
When we design and install playgrounds we always “put our kid hats on”. We want to focus on the experience of the children who will be using our playgrounds and ensure we are creating an imaginative, stimulating, and fun environment for children to play.
We are committed to building playgrounds that allow for all ages and abilities of children to experience play.
Every playground build is built to exceed the Canadian Standard Association’s safety standards. We build so that you have peace of mind knowing your children are safe while they enjoy our playgrounds.
We know that playgrounds take a beating – from play to weather. Our dedication to building quality play structures ensures that our playgrounds will stand the test of time (and whatever else comes their way).