We’re bringing play to a new dimension. Introducing Forma™, a sculptural take on traditional playstructures. Clean, modern and unlike anything else, Forma uses asymmetrical shapes, unique angles and a mix of materials to create play that looks and feels brand new. Clear sightlines makeit easy to see all the activity. Above, below, inside, and out, there’s so much to explore with Forma!
Landscape Structures Hedra™
Hedra™ provides a world where the next move is always the right one. A world where kids can safely navigate via their own intuition and curiosity. Where experiences and activities can’t be counted, only created. Hedra offers the permission kids need to invent and reinvent routes, games, imaginary environments, and personal bests. It is one world with endless outcomes. The unique geometric configuration and continuous circuits create a hive of evolving play that encourages exploration. Kids enjoy novel play experiences, time after time.
Landscape Structures Quantis® A.2
Angular and sculptural, Landscape Structures Quantis® A.2 beckons kids ages 5 to 12 with its open format playscape and intriguing challenges that defy expectations. Here you’ll find dynamic play packaged in a compact geometric design that’s perfect for pocket parks or any small footprint area. A strategic belt bridge creates universal access by connecting two access points, each one at a different height. Kids can head to the Oodle® seat at the structure’s core, navigate across the Swiggle Stix® Bridge or tackle the overhead netting and molecular-style belting that offers built-in hand- and foot-holds. A compelling tubular arch encourages players to flex their climbing skills as they maneuver over, under, across, and up through naturally occurring geometric shapes on their way to the cool hangout spot above.
Landscape Structures Quantis® A.3
Landscape Structures Quantis® A.3 combines several types of dynamic play activities in its compact design. A solid-rung climbing experience is found in one arch of the climber, while those that want more of a challenge can use the flexible cable and belt climber found in the other arch. Additionally, there is a cable and rung ladder, Swiggle Stix® Bridge, Oodle® seat, and a comfortable transfer point on either end of the lower belt path ensuring that those who can leave their mobility devices have access to other play areas of the climber.
Building Community Through Inclusive Play
We want to share a very special project with you that showcases perfectly the reason why we have worked alongside communities for over 40 years to build playgrounds. Members of the Humboldt community understand that playgrounds are more than metal and plastic; they are places where people come together to meet their neighbors, turn strangers into friends, and let our differences fall away in the pursuit of good old-fashioned fun.
The Greenview Playground Project in Arcata was a true labor of love, supported by the entire Humboldt community. Community members, local businesses, contractors and local government came together to build a play space where people (not just kids!) of all ages and abilities would find a safe haven to play, relax and feel included and wanted. The initial vision was inspired by a local young man who wanted a place where he would be able to play in his wheelchair alongside his younger sisters at their neighborhood park.
From there this project took off and evolved to try to include something for every potentially forgotten member of the community; injured veterans who desire a place to relax and reflect, visually impaired or blind people who may have a hard time traversing a typical playground, kids and adults with autism or sensory processing disorders who benefit greatly from sensory stimulation, low-income community members who may not be able to afford a gym membership, but want a place to get healthy, and many others. Every piece of this park design was thought out and selected with care in the hopes that all kinds of people would be drawn together and that the community as a whole could learn and grow in this space.
Ross Recreation was honored to be involved with this group of forward thinking community members and to help them shape this project and the conversation about what a park can be for a community. This is the true definition of Building Community. If you are in the area, be sure to stop by and play. To learn more about inclusive play visit www.playlsi.com/inclusiveplay or contact our team of consultants.
Tom Sawyer Island at Amelia Earhart Park
The community of Hialeah, Florida, wanted to create a playground that promoted outdoor adventure. They got what they wished for with this custom, nature-inspired PlayBooster® Netplex™. Recycled Wood-Grain Panels and a woodsy color scheme fit right into the landscape.
Watkins Regional Park
Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Wizard of Oz-custom themed playground! The playground design is a literary dream as it tells the story of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” from Auntie Em and Uncle Henry’s Kansas farm to the poppy field, Emerald City and Dorothy’s attempt to get home via hot air balloon. Even more, Dorothy’s ruby slippers were adapted to be playground slides! Kids of all ages and abilities will use their imaginations as they explore this destination playground, and the surrounding park.
Beard Park delivers a nature-inspired play experience to visitors ages 5 to 12. Multiple playground areas offer opportunities for kids to interact with natural looking equipment. From a custom log tunnel slide to Log Steppers, Log Balance Beam and The Pointe™ rock climber, the PlayBooster® play structure designs provide a unique play experience to all that visit.
Central Park at Maple Grove
Central Park of Maple Grove is home to some of the most innovative playground equipment in Minnesota. This unique playground design is made up of mostly customized pieces including a tower play structure with stacked tunnel slides, a net climber that resembles a crab trap, and rocks sculpted from concrete positioned around an Aeronet™ climber.
A Splashpad is a zero-depth aquatic solution that takes its cue from nature by combining the sensations of different water movements – flowing, misting, jetting – with over 200 standard products for uncompromising design and unequalled play adventure. Vortex offers five distinct Splashpad design lines: Basics, Aqualiens, Plux, Toons and Watergarden. Splashpad’s diversity allows you to visualize different possibilities to meet your project needs and facilitate your Splashpad design process.
Surface America offers a variety of colorful sports and playground surfacing products, including PlayBound Poured-In-Place and UltraTile® Play. Made from recycled rubber, these eco-friendly rubberized flooring surfaces and products provide safe, resilient and low-maintenance surfacing solutions, while adhering to the strictest Federal safety and accessibility requirements. PlayBound poured-in-place has virtually unlimited design and color possibilities, offering safe play surfaces that are visually unique and add to the overall design of a space. Ross Recreation’s team of certified installers are some of the best in the nation, ensuring a high quality installation.
ForeverLawn is the industry leader in artificial grass quality and design. From their Playground Grass™ for artificial turf playgrounds to their K9Grass® for dog parks, ForeverLawn products are engineered to meet the specific needs of a variety of projects. ForeverLawn created the first ASTM 1292 safety–rated grass system with Playground Grass, the only artificial grass with XStatic™ antistatic technology and the first to offer anti-microbial protection from within the material. Playground Grass by ForeverLawn is an ADA accessible surface, offers a play surface safety-rated up to twelve feet and an industry-leading 8×8 warranty. With over fourteen million square feet installed and leading the industry for over fourteen years, let ForeverLawn and Playground Grass be the surfacing at your next park or playground.
Skateboarding has become a popular, mainstream sport in the last decade. In response, Landscape Structures has developed Skatewave, a modular system that brings the excitement of the sport into a safe environment.
Skatewave skate parks provide tons of opportunities for youth riders, from beginners to more experienced riders, to build their riding skills. Skatewave is the first system with a totally interchangeable riding surface and totally modular components for endless custom skatepark designs.
Learn more by contacting Ross Recreation Equipment Company, 855-892-3240, or visit Landscape Structures’ Skatewave website.
Of all the play surfaces available, only patented PebbleFlex® combines the benefits of design, technology and safety into one revolutionary, high-performance breakthrough surfacing solution. PebbleFlex uses an advanced bond-in-place technology where engineered polyurethane pebbles bond together with an aliphatic binder to create a safe, long lasting and colorful playground surfacing solution. It can be pressure washed for regular maintenance, is UV resistant and complies with all safety and accessibility standards for playground safety surfacing.
AquaFlex is the next generation in water surfacing and pool deck surfacing with its unique properties of being chlorine resistant and UV light stable. AquaFlex is resistant to chalking, shrinkage or crumbling. The tiny pebbles of AquaFlex are chemically bonded together with a strong aliphatic binder. The AquaFlex top layer resists UV fading and chlorine, stands up to power washing and maintains its beauty today, tomorrow and years from now.
Fibar Engineered Wood Fiber
We are Fibar’s Northern California exclusive distributor. A leader in the industry, Fibar is an engineered wood fiber, made to be the safest loose fill wood product available for playground surfaces. Engineered wood fiber is cost-effective, safe and aesthetically pleasing for play surfaces. When installed properly, it meets the requirements of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Disability Act (ADA) accessibility requirements for playground surfaces, which requires that all types of play activity in play areas are safe and easily accessible to everyone.
A perfect addition to parks, playgrounds, housing developments, teen centers and senior living facilities, Landscape Structures outdoor athletic and fitness equipment make it easy to infuse fitness into outdoor play. For inter-generational exercise options, Landscape Structures’ HealthBeat™ Outdoor Fitness Stations are terrific solutions. Designed after indoor gym equipment, these outdoor exercise stations are robust and built to last.
Scoremaster produces the safest and best-made aluminum sports field goals. Through high quality construction and careful design, Scoremaster delivers professional products engineered for maximum longevity and to exceed safety and game standards.
Classic Recreation Systems
Ross Recreation represents Classic Recreation in Oregon and Northern California, a company owned and managed by a team of landscape architects with years of experience in metal fabrication.
Classic Recreation uses state-of-the-art technology to create high-quality metal shade structures, kiosks, bus stops, picnic shelters, dugouts, gazebos, park pavilions, playground shelters, and sidewalk covers.
We are able to offer the best of commercial grade fabric shade options. These shade options can be used in a variety of applications, from school play environments to sports fields, and can be custom designed to fit spaces large and small. Landscape Structures SkyWays™ shade solutions are designed to block 97% of UV rays and reduce temperatures by up to twenty degrees.
Custom Canopies Inc. uses industry leading designers and engineers to offer a variety of cost effective, yet design driven shade applications. Each shade structure can be designed to meet local building code requirements and many structures are DSA approved.