Playworld Systems invites landscape architects to 'activate the power of play' at ASLA Annual Convention and Expo

Attendees Can Experience Dynamic Showcase of Motion Play Products and Register to Win an iPad in the Booth #429

PHOENIX (September 28, 2012) – Playworld Systems, a leading manufacturer of imaginative playground and fitness equipment, today introduced a dynamic showcase of motion play products that encourage everyone to activate the power of play at the 2012 American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) annual convention in Phoenix.   

Landscape architects attending the Expo will be able to see and experience firsthand the products designed to promote endurance, imagination, inclusivity and creativity. Included in the action-packed booth are Playworld Systems’ Revo, NEOS® 360 Accessible and Cozy Cocoon.

“At Playworld Systems, our goal is to make the playground experience as fun as possible, and these products are some of the most unique and creative components available anywhere,” said Matthew Miller, chief executive officer of Playworld Systems Inc. “Our Revo, NEOS® 360 Accessible and Cozy Cocoon are designed to spark joy and encourage imaginative active play for everyone who uses them. We believe landscape architects will appreciate how these innovative play structures will help them connect the playground to active fun and fitness building.”

All of the products feature motion play and help to connect everyone in the community by providing enriching play experiences for all people, regardless of age or ability.

Revo (Ages 5-12)
With the kid-powered Revo, one child can enjoy the thrill of rocking or rolling alone or with the help of a friend. Revo features a vertical rotating ring within a sturdy base. Sitting inside, a child can spin a full 360° or rock back and forth. The giggle-inducing play structure is designed with outer grips so others can easily assist with spinning.

Cozy Cocoon (Ages 2-12)
Cozy Cocoon is fun for all children but designed especially for those with autism spectrum disorders. The structure’s enclosed space offers a secure spot where any child can escape when he or she becomes over-stimulated by the hubbub of the playground. The pod’s textural interior and molded-in features promote tactile exploration, and helpful grips allow easy entrance and exit. Windows on both sides facilitate supervision.

NEOS® 360 Accessible (Ages 2-12)
NEOS’ 360 degrees of heart-pounding, competitive fun combines the speed and thrill of electronic games with the explosive movement of aerobic exercise to create the most excitement ever to hit the playground. One of three interactive fun options to get everybody off the couch and into the great outdoors, the NEOS® 360 Accessible version offers buttons with light and sound signals at heights that everyone can reach. Its circular design builds peripheral vision, and auditory and spatial awareness skills. The NEOS 360 features eight games, each with one and two player options.

Visitors to Playworld Systems’ booth will be able to play on the equipment with assistance from staff members as well as register to win an iPad. One drawing will be held at the end of each day (see booth for details).

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About Playworld Systems, Inc.
For over 40 years, Playworld Systems has been a leader in creating imaginative, customized commercial playground and fitness equipment that positively impacts the health and well-being of communities around the globe. Based on the belief that The World Needs Play®, Playworld Systems brings the joy and benefits of healthful outdoor play and exercise to people of every age and ability through such innovative product lines as PlayDesigns®, PlaySimple®, Playworld®, Origins™, NEOS®, ENERGI®, and LifeTrail®.

Playworld Systems' products are made in the U.S.A. in its Lewisburg, Pa. manufacturing facility using domestic and foreign content, with a small number of parts purchased from trusted international suppliers. This multi-generational, family-owned company continues to invest significant resources to measurably reduce its impact on the environment. Its aggressive action to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) helped Playworld Systems become the first and only playground manufacturer to have its products Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Silver. The company offers an optimal customer experience unique in the industry – from value-added services using Microsoft Tag to personalized attention through its vast network of local distributors.

Playworld Systems has received numerous awards throughout its history, including two International Industrial Design Excellence Awards, a gold medal from International Design magazine, two News Directors’ Choice Awards on Early Childhood, and the Pennsylvania Governors’ Award for Safety Excellence. In 2012, Playworld Systems received an Evergreen Award in the sports and recreation category from the GSA Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center. For more information about Playworld Systems, visit PlayworldSystems.com.