Can You Install An Indoor Playground At Your Community Center?

Should An Indoor Playground Be Installed At A Community Center?

Playgrounds are a common fixture in any town. You see them at the community center, at local parks, and the local McDonalds. Indoor playgrounds are perhaps less common than outdoor playgrounds, but they offer a number of benefits over an outdoor playground. So is an indoor playground right for your community center? Sports Facilities Advisory takes a look in today’s blog post.

Why Not An Outdoor Playground?

An outdoor playground will not be as cost-effective as an indoor one. In an outdoor playground, the equipment will be exposed to harsh weather conditions that will wear on it over time. Outdoor playgrounds also pose a few more safety risks, and they may require a fence and proper filling materials, like wood chips or recycled rubber. Indoor playground equipment will typically last longer and be used more often, as kids and parents won’t be scared away by brutal heat or ice-cold temperatures.

What Are The Drawbacks?

While an indoor playground might be more cost-effective in the long run, it does still pose some unique challenges up front for your community center. For starters, indoor playgrounds are typically more expensive, especially if you don’t have a space already capable of housing a playground. It also requires a lot of space to install a playground in your community center, space that you might not want to use on a playground.

Is An Indoor Playground Possible At My Community Center?

There are a few things that you need to consider before knowing if an indoor playground is the best option for your community center. The first thing you need to know is whether or not you have the space to install a playground indoors. If you don’t have the immediate space, then you will likely have to expand or do extensive work to make the space available, which can prove to be costly. You also need to know if you have enough families and children to make the installation worth your money. Consult with a skilled team of facility planning professionals who can help you negotiate all the variables that come with making additions to your facility.

Contact SFA For Playground Help

The playground is often a centerpiece of a community center and at SFA, we want to help you find the best arrangement for your budget and space. For more information, get in touch with us by calling (727) 474-3845 or contacting us online today.