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Collaborating to Create Adventure-Inspiring Designs

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Playgrounds and outdoor play do so much more than expend a child's excess energy. Playing on a playground teaches children self-regulation, how to handle stressful situations, and increase self-confidence and self-esteem. Including exciting and interesting playground elements that test and challenge children of all ages and abilities increases these benefits.

Landscape Structures Inc., a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, is aware of the importance of designing innovative playground products that engage and challenge all kids. The company’s team of playground designers, sculptors and artists collaborate with clients to create playground designs that offer exciting and challenging play activities to entice children to be active, use their imaginations and help them to fully develop a wide array of skills.

Landscape Structures’ newest innovation, Smart Play® Summit™, delivers a mountain adventure for kids ages 5 to 12. But there’s more to it than just reaching the peak. Kids can search for hidden animal tracks as they trek across laser-cut climbing decks and three-dimensional nets. Best of all, kids of all abilities will find a variety of learning and sensory play experiences with many activity panels along the accessible route.

Designing a playground environment is not a one-size-fits-all process. That’s why Landscape Structures and its global network of playground consultants are prepared to collaborate with landscape architects and playground planners to develop designs that celebrate the heritage of a community, bring children and families of all abilities together for play, promote outdoor adventure, and, above all, help your project stand out from the rest.

Learn more about Summit and how to create adventure-inspiring designs at While there, search our library of designs for more inspiration, find design files for your ongoing projects and so much more. Then contact your local Landscape Structures playground consultant to schedule Learning Academy sessions to meet your continuing education needs.

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