School Playground Equipment

An image showing a playset in a park.

It’s hard to imagine a school without a playground. Kids have a seemingly endless reserve of energy, and they need somewhere to burn it off during the day. The playground is the perfect place to do just that, which is why nearly every preschool and grade school has at least one playground on the property. Finding the right school playground equipment can be a challenge, but it’s easy when you work with American Swing!

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Up for the Challenge

School Playground Equipment

As you shop for school playground equipment, an important starting point is durability. This should be pretty obvious, as any equipment that is installed for use on school grounds is going to see a lot of activity. And, of course, children aren’t always gentle when they play, so the equipment better be safe and built to last.

Learning Out of the Classroom

The learning opportunities for children at your school don’t have to stop when the bell rings to let them out for recess. By including pieces of play equipment that have educational elements built into their design, you can ‘sneak in’ a little extra learning while the kids are having fun. As you browse various pieces of playground equipment, keep in mind the idea of adding some educational opportunities to the playground, and try to strike a nice balance between education and pure play.

The Safety Element

School Playground Equipment

It should go without saying that keeping kids safe on the playground needs to be your top priority as a design is being established. No one wants to see a child get injured while trying to have fun with their friends.

When it comes to safety, there are several differences between the swings sold at American Swing and those sold by the competition. Here are just a few of the features that help to keep our swings safe:

  • EPDM Rubber. Unlike natural rubber, which wears off on children’s clothes and cracks, EPDM rubber seats do not rub off and hold up well in both extreme heat and cold.
  • One-Piece Steel Insert. The strength of the swing seat is greatly improved with this feature as opposed to a tabbed insert.
  • Galvanized Steel Triangular Brackets & Steel Plates. Each triangle is welded together and riveted to the seat with galvanized rivets. We offer one of the few swing lines that feature these welded triangles.

Standing behind the safety of our products, we are proud to offer a one-year warranty, guaranteeing all commercial and residential swing sets and playground equipment for one year—excluding vandalism, improper maintenance, and improper installation.

Read our safety guidelines here.

Find our product testing information here.

Variety Helps It Last

School Playground Equipment

Kids attend the same school day after day for the entire school year. Most likely, those kids will attend the school for several years, meaning they will wind up visiting the playground hundreds, if not thousands of times. Do your best to pick out a wide variety of equipment pieces so you can help to keep the kids engaged day after day. Luckily, its easy to do just that here at American Swing! We have a wide selection of swing and playground products that will keep kids happy for years to come.

Unsure where to start? Read our guide on How To Plan & Build A Playground.

American Swing Has All Your Playground Needs

We hope you now have a good idea of the kinds of school playground equipment you need. Given the durability of the products we offer, and the competitive prices you will find, American Swing is the perfect supplier for your school playground order. Contact us today for the answers to any questions you may have. Thank you for visiting!

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School Playground Equipment