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Dome Climbing Playground Equipment
Commercial Corocord™ climbing domes are beautiful landmarks. They are WOW playground solutions offering attraction, exploration, and high play capacity for numerous children. A playground climbing dome is a thrilling climbing activity for children aged 5-12 with net layers spanned in between big steel arches. A climbing sphere playground offers a unique combination of versatile play activities on a small footprint.
Why choose dome playground equipment?
The varied physical, cognitive and social challenges that make play and activity appeal to 5-12-year-olds are present within the comprehensive Corocord™ climbing dome structure. Even the mini versions will add fun to any play area with bouncy climbing and varied balancing challenges that benefit this age group. Commercial Corocord™ climbing domes are available in a very compact form with only one arch or as expansive installations under a dome of robust steel arches. With a wide array of options, you can choose a playground dome climber with sensory play elements, climbing panels, or other play components that suit your needs and wants. Enter an extraordinary play world of climbing and rope fun!
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Who are Dome Climbing Playgrounds Best for?
KOMPAN's climbing domes, especially those with more innovative designs, can stand out and act as playground centrepieces in your community or school. They offer endless fun with various ways to play, climb and crawl. Here are some segments where outdoor climbing domes are perfect play elements:
1. Public parks and recreational areas
Dome Playground equipment is a playground piece de resistance and will create lots of attraction as they stand out in any public park or recreational area– children of all ages and abilities get excited about climbing, so this playground addition will ensure lots of activity and create a buzz in your community.
Since these fantastic play structures are commercial-grade, adventure parks and outdoor activity centres can also benefit from commercial climbing domes. Dome climbers look great, excite children to desire more outdoor play, and ensure repeat visits.
As with virtually any other type of climbing playground, our climbing domes are an excellent fit for schools and educational institutions that want to create a great and clever playground. You see, climbing can essentially make children clever. Novel movement patterns benefit the brain and thus connect body and mind. Offering age-appropriate climbing structures with graduated challenges will support children's working memory and the ability to remember what the teacher just taught in class. Especially tween girls love to climb, and research suggests that climbing activates tween girls on playgrounds; you can read more about the research in our white paper from the KOMPAN Play Institute here.
3. Residential areas
Our outdoor climbing domes are larger commercial versions of the popular at-home climbing dome playgrounds. The KOMPAN commercial climbing domes & spheres are great playground structures for a residential community. Kids will gather, climb and hang out while having fun and challenging themselves exploring the rope nets. If you are looking for other great rope climbing play equipment, our climbing pyramids or climbing net playground equipment offer many if the same benefits and challenges as playground domes.
Benefits of Dome Climbing Equipment
Commercial climbing domes for kids represent many benefits mentally and physically. They can also add value to a residential area and enhance the popularity of surrounding parks and recreational areas in your community.
Provides a stimulating physical and mental challenge
Dome climbers present physical challenges for children's cross-coordination, and this activity stimulates the cooperation between the brain halves, which supports a young child's reading skills. That means climbing and crawling not only strengthen their motor skills but also their cognitive development.
Teaches kids risk management
A well-secured dome climbing playground helps children gain more confidence as they learn to manage risk while also experiencing a sense of achievement as their confidence and skills grow. You can see all our rope playground equipment and its benefits here.
How to Choose the Right Playground Climbing Dome
Playground climbing domes have supreme skill in capturing the attention of curious and playful children. Choosing playground equipment needs to be carefully thought out as the equipment design holds a specific age recommendation. You may also want to consider the size of your playground area, play capacity and safety standards. Our playground experts are here to help you make the right decision for your play area and community.
Commercial-grade equipment - A wise investment
Commercial-grade playgrounds can be expensive, especially if you want to feature many play activities in one climbing structure. However, investing in durable playground equipment balances cost and quality in the long run. Longevity and durability are vital, especially if you run an institution or school. Often financial aid and funding opportunities are available. Applying for funding and grants may seem like a big hill to climb, as many stakeholders are involved. We are happy to help you right from the start of your funding journey. Learn more about funding and grants here.
Looks great - but will children use the equipment?
Playground domes look great - but will children play on the play equipment? Ensuring playground equipment is used requires knowing your playground site's purpose and target audience. Our playground experts can help guide you in the right direction and advise you on age-appropriate playground equipment. This way, we ensure your investment has a significant ROI and that children want to return to the playground repeatedly, justifying the project's value one smile at a time.
For all abilities and ages
At KOMPAN, we believe all children have the right to play regardless of their abilities. Our playground climbing domes cater to many abilities and ages. Bring joy to a large number of children from different backgrounds. All children deserve to play, so tailoring your playground with playground equipment to a broad audience is recommended to promote equity in the playground.
We know that safety is your top priority. It is also ours. Commercial-grade playground equipment must comply with stringent safety regulations and standards. When planning your playground with KOMPAN, we will ensure all safety standards comply with safety regulations in your area. Please contact your local playground expert to learn more about playground and playground equipment safety.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of playground equipment are there?
At KOMPAN, our playground equipment portfolio comprises four main categories: Nature Play, Freestanding Playground Equipment, our climbing structures COROCORD™ and preconfigured play systems. You can explore all commercial playground equipment here or jump to our wide range of outdoor fitness equipment here.
What equipment is needed for a playground?
That all depends on site size, purpose and user group. If you are new to choosing playground equipment for a commercial playground project, you are more than welcome to book a free discovery meeting with one of our playground experts in your region.
What is the safest playground equipment?
All KOMPAN playground equipment complies with stringent safety standards. But there is an aspect of age-appropriateness when it comes to playground equipment. Children test all our products, so following the stated age recommendation is recommended.
What is the difference between commercial and residential playground equipment?
Commercial playground equipment is typically more extensive and more complex than residential equipment. It is designed to accommodate many children simultaneously and offers a broader range of play activities. Residential playgrounds, on the other hand, are generally smaller and simpler in design, suitable for a single-family or a small group of children.
Why are commercial playgrounds so expensive?
Commercial playground equipment is designed to withstand heavy use and harsh weather conditions. It must be built with durable materials such as high-grade steel, strong plastics, and weather-resistant coatings. These materials come at a higher cost than those used in residential playgrounds, ensuring that the equipment can endure frequent use and last for a long time.
What is the life expectancy of commercial playground equipment?
All playgrounds face the trials of weather, use and abuse and will eventually succumb to the ravages of time. Postpone that day for a lifetime by choosing playground equipment of high-quality materials and the cleverest of designs. Quality costs, but quality also lasts. A simple equation that, in the fullness of time, pays dividends. You can read more about our high-quality materials here and warranties here.
What equipment is not recommended for public playgrounds?
All types of playground equipment from KOMPAN are recommended for public playgrounds. We only sell commercial-grade playground equipment.