Playground for tweens and teenagers - GALAXY™ by KOMPAN
GALAXY™ playground equipment for older children.
Not that long ago, tweens, let alone teenagers, viewed a playground as a place for their younger siblings rather than for their own enjoyment - and with good reason. It wasn’t that there was just a gap in the market, there was a crying cultural need. No one really offered fun and exciting playgrounds for teens and tweens, they were, too often, left to their own devices.
To satisfy the need required a rethink, not a remodeling of well-trodden play techniques. The GALAXY™ looks like nothing that preceded it. It was a game changer, a free play structure offering built-in activities that are responsive and dynamic, and the first to give play access to everyone regardless of ability.
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Benefits of Our Galaxy™ Playground Equipment for Teens
Engaging in outdoor play is an incredibly valuable developmental activity, and the events of 2020 have made it even more apparent. The global lockdown has highlighted the importance of getting outside and enjoying fresh air for our overall health and well-being. Playground equipment has become more essential than ever. Rather than sitting in front of screens, teenagers can benefit greatly from challenging and age-appropriate outdoor play activities. Installing playground equipment in parks or school playgrounds can encourage physical activity, fun exercise, and provide a cool hangout spot for teens. This also gives them a reason to improve their communication skills and socialize with peers. The GALAXY™ play structures offer various challenges that build physical skills, making it an excellent choice for tweens and teenagers.
Age-Appropriate Play Equipment for Teenagers
The GALAXY™ play units offer a revolutionary solution that breaks away from the traditional post-and-platform and play tower designs. With a futuristic aesthetic, these play structures are a huge hit among tweens and teenagers, appealing to their growing status and curiosity. Packed with dynamic and interactive activities, such as climbing, these commercial play structures are especially popular among tween girls. It's important to note that tweens prefer age-appropriate play structures that allow them to hang out with peers, so designs geared towards younger children may deter them from using them. If you are looking for more playground equipment for tweens and teens, check out our climbing BLOQX or GIANT Playground towers.
How to Choose the Right Playground Equipment for Teenagers
When selecting public playground equipment for teenagers, it's important to choose play structures that are appropriate for their age. Additionally, you should factor in the play capacity, size, and shape of the designated area. If you're interested in learning more about KOMPAN's offerings that can inspire outdoor play among teenagers, please don't hesitate to reach out.
Frequently asked questions
Is what is in the brochure the full extent of Galaxy™?
Certainly not, perhaps more than any other KOMPAN product, it is the most flexible. The super-structure can be configured in an almost endless number of ways and size, and then there is colour . . . the PET components come in blue and lime and there are six colours available for the stabilisers and anchors.
Are they inclusive?
There is no denying that the structure is aimed at adventurous tweens and teens who are drawn to climbing its ridges and slopes, but the underside is designed to offer wheelchair users involvement.
Why doesn’t the Galaxy™ structure rust?
The secret lies in top quality steel that is hot dip galvanised and then given a powdered coating (if coloured)
Are they safe (since they have tall climbing challenges)?
Yes! All KOMPAN inspirational playground equipment is safe and certifiable. At KOMPAN, we have, since 1970, developed outdoor play equipment that stimulates and challenges children, with safety as the paramount consideration. Every part of the design, engineering, production and construction process is geared to ingrain safety into the final products that are certifiable by TÜV.
Are they effective in physically stimulating children?
Yes. Climbing is an essential, fun developmental activity for children to strengthen motor skills and muscles.
Do teenagers actually want to use the Galaxy™ playground equipment?
Yes, they do. The GALAXY™ play structures are created based on insights from our research on tweens and teenagers, and tweens and teenagers also tested the structures before they went into production.
Are they suitable for schools?
Yes indeed. The GALAXY™ structures are very suitable for schools and older school kids. The combination of physical and social climbing is a perfect match for teenagers looking for a play structure where they can be active, socialise and play.
How much space do they require?
Since these commercial play systems are aimed at older kids, you should expect more room for these structures than smaller playgrounds. However, the fact that GALAXY™ is a preconfigured play system means you have optimal space utilisation. We strongly encourage you to download the KOMPAN AR App to visualise the playground structure on site. You can download it via App Store or Google Play. If you prefer talking to our play consultants, they will gladly help you determine the right size for the designated playground area.