Turning playgrounds into adventures through custom design

Architype presentsLynn Pinoniemi
Builds synergy between the corporate and rep organizations’ marketing approaches. She is also responsible for ensuring Landscape Structures’ premier brand identity is continually enhanced. ...
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More and more, park and playground planners are looking to create play spaces that not only welcome children to play, but also invite their entire family into the environment. In addition, many planners want their playgrounds to act as iconic gathering spaces for the entire community. To meet the needs of these individuals, playground manufacturers now offer designers and artists the ability to create truly unique designs.

Landscape Structures, a Delano, Minn.-based commercial playground equipment manufacturer, has a team of custom designers and artists with backgrounds that include building large-scale parade floats to sculpting highly detailed items for the Smithsonian. The lead artist in Landscape Structures’ concrete operations has nearly 30 years experience as a concept designer, and shows that every playground can tell a story. Whether using a local landmark, relevant icons or even fairy tales, Peter “Gunnar” Gunnarson brings forth kid-like fascination with telling stories in which kids can play. His background includes sculpting animals for the Rainforest Cafe, building parade floats for Minneapolis’ Holidazzle and Aquatennial festivals (among others), and teaching high school theater groups how to build their props. Gunnar knows how to bring out customers’ inner stories and makes them larger than life by capturing every detail, maximizing fun in any playground.

From the kid-sized Golden Gate Bridge-themed playground that fits perfectly in a San Francisco park to the Oil Rig-themed playground in Williston, N.D., that celebrates the town’s history in agriculture and mining, Landscape Structures helps clients create fun and innovative playground designs that are engaging for children and visitors of all ages. The company can also incorporate logos, mascots, and city or school names on playground signs or play panels in order to personalize the playground.

Landscape Structures has decades of extensive custom playground experience, and has designed, manufactured and installed nearly 5,000 custom playgrounds throughout the world. The company can turn an ordinary playground into an outdoor adventure by using traditional playground materials, concrete or a blend of both. With the combination of its unique manufacturing capabilities and extensive team of custom designers, Landscape Structures creates one-of-a-kind playgrounds that become community gathering spaces.

Learn more about custom and theme designs from Landscape Structures by visiting www.playlsi.com, and contact a local playground consultant to get started on a custom playground design today.

Image credits: Landscape Structures

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