Playworld Systems makes unstructured outdoor play meaningful and relevant with new dome climber
Unity Product Re-imagines Classic Playground Structure
LEWISBURG, PA (May 6, 2014) – Playworld Systems, a leading playground manufacturer committed to saving outdoor unstructured play, today announced the launch of Unity, a new climbing structure designed to appeal to today’s thrill-seeking kids.
Unity takes the decades-old geodesic dome and makes it meaningful and relevant to 21st century children.
“The product design for Unity propels the past into the future,” said Michael Laris, director of product development and strategy for Playworld Systems. “We redesigned the traditional play dome with its triangular openings because children aren't triangular shaped. In the old dome, kids couldn’t access the enticing interior space and all the sides were the same. Unity opens up that special space, and the added dimension offers more fun and engagement for children of all ages.”
Unity is made up of circular openings of various sizes that kids can hang and move through. Various shaped openings allow access to the center where there is a special rope-climbing feature. Rhythmic play activities create a ‘drum circle’ and bring variation to the circumference, allowing everyone to be in, on and around the Unity dome. With a multitude of challenges to increase strength, agility and movement planning, the structure provides everything children of all abilities ages 5-12 want in a climber. Unity is also a great place to gather and gain perspective from a different vantage point. The various activities and levels of challenge allow every child to be a part of the action.
“These days, there may be nothing more important than children being together, face-to-face and side-by-side, in the fresh air of the outside environment,” added Laris. “Unity entices children to get outdoors and be active.”
You can hear from Michael Laris as well as other designers of the Unity dome in our new video. Check it out here.
About Playworld Systems, Inc.
Playworld Systems believes The World Needs Play®. Play is vital to everyone’s health and well-being. It’s something you are never too young or too old to enjoy. We develop playground environments where creativity is king, belly laughs are welcome and children make the rules. Playworld Systems equipment is designed to unleash the transformational power of play so bodies grow stronger and imagination can take flight.
For more than 40 years, Playworld Systems has created innovative, inclusive and meaningful outdoor play experiences for all ages and abilities. Come play with us.
For more information, visit PlayworldSystems.com.