In the past, I’ve written extensively about the cost and environmental benefits of retrofitting older Landscape Structures playstructures. Compared to replacement, a playstructure retrofit saves both money and landfill space. It also dramatically changes the ownership proposition for play equipment, an important fiscal and environmental consideration for cash strapped school districts and park departments. Here at Ross Recreation we are routinely designing retrofit solutions for playstructures that are 20 years old or more! Retrofits significantly extend the useful life of play equipment, making the life cost of Landscape Structures playgrounds far less than competitors’ equipment.
Daniel Yee, parks maintenance foreman at the City of Redwood City, recently sent us this photo of a City crew taking on their latest retrofit project at the Red Morton Community Center. Daniel reports the project “was a fun install. We are ready for another”.
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have done retrofits recently in San Carlos, Palo Alto, San Jose, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Sonoma, Fremont, and Los Altos. Ask us about Landscape Structures retrofits near you!
By Ewing Philbin