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Playground equipment is often categorized by age, and there's a reason for that. Certain playground parts can be dangerous for small children, especially babies.

Kids have different developmental stages, physical abilities, and sizes based on their age range. So how can you cater to a wider age range for the kids in your own community?

What are the benefits of creating an all-ages playground?

Schools and child care centers can easily target the kids in their care. But it's a little harder to target the age range of the kids in your community because the ages vary.

The solution is to target a wide range of ages when setting up your playground equipment. Playgrounds that cater to all ages are beneficial because they easily become a go-to spot for the families in your area.

What's more, because your playground is for all ages, the kids in your community can continue to play on it as they get older.

How can I create an age-appropriate playground?

There are a few options you can choose from to create an all-ages playground that fits your space and budget. The first option is to set up multiple playground structures.

Multiple structures work best if you have a lot of space to work with. You can set up playground areas that cater to each age group so there's a lower risk of younger kids getting hurt.

If you don't have a lot of space to work with, you can still use a single structure to create an all-ages playground. Look for playground equipment that offers a wide age range such as toddlers through middle school-age children.

You can also choose to incorporate a few independent play components even if you don't have a lot of space. For instance, monkey bars and swing sets are fun for kids of all ages.

Looking for replacement playground parts?

Once you have a playground that's age-appropriate for the kids in your area, you need to make sure it stays in great shape. The average child may only get four hours of play outside per week, but all they need is one bad playground part to get hurt.

Whether you need new pour in place rubber, a new playground swing seat, or other replacement playground equipment, Discount Playground Supply has what you need. To learn more about our replacement playground parts, contact Discount Playground Supply today.