Empowering learning and well-being
Playground Equipment for Schools
Play supports the curriculum
Play increases well-being
Play prevents bullying
Happy children want to go to school. Our school playgrounds are meticulously designed to boost children's learning, development, and well-being, for all ages and grades.
"I would definitely suggest to anybody who is the head teacher of a school to do the same thing and to provide more equipment for children to play with, it has a huge impact on attendance, behavior, confidence, friendship"
- Gayle MacDonald, Head Teacher at Corpus Christi Primary School, Glasgow, Scotland
We build playgrounds on research and children's input
Children know play - we know how play helps children develop. This blend of knowledge makes for a perfect balance of fun and beneficial school playgrounds.
Through the KOMPAN Play Institute, KOMPAN Fitness Institute, doctoral research and collaboration with the World Playground Research Institute, we include children in user testing and study how play at school supports their development throughout all ages. It's this work that ensures our playgrounds are proven to help children develop, stay active, and grow important life skills.
A good school playground is a lever on learning & better attention in class
Children need play and activity to learn in the classroom. Play is a child's way of exploring and learning about the world, discovering their own abilities, and growing as an individual. Play is intimately connected to the development of their physical, emotional, and cognitive skills at different life stages – from preschool and Universal Transitional Kindergarten all the way up to middle and high school.
Having the right school playground equipment is directly linked to children's ability to learn and thrive in school. When climbing, children work on their logical thinking and spatial awareness; every turn on a spinner improves balance, a proven connector in building math skills; and imaginative play, made possible through a wooden pirate ship or a wooden castle playground, helps develop both social and cognitive creative skills.
School playground equipment approved by kids
Guarantee your school playground will keep kids coming back for more! Children have the final say before we send our playground equipment on the market. Watch the video below and see how 37 wonderful children between the ages of 6 and 11 gave the final play approval of our GIANTS play system.
"It is the funniest thing I've ever tried!"
Mohammed, 8 year old boy participating in final play approval
Here's a little help to plan your school playground
To help you decide what type of playground is suitable for your project and concept, we have created a step-by-step checklist that will prompt your thinking process and guide you in the right direction.
Budgeting & price
How much does a playground cost? There is no simple answer to that question, but we are here to guide you in the right direction. To get the overall idea, see our breakdown of costs.
Grants & Funding
A grant is financial aid support that never needs to be repaid. These types of funds are allocated by a variety of organizations that invest in community projects from playgrounds to outdoor fitness sites. Grants and other forms of funding, like ESSER funds, are a great way to supplement your budget, helping to bring your playground or fitness project to life. Learn more about your grant and funding options here:
At KOMPAN, we provide commercial playground installation services. We also conduct post-installation inspections to ensure all safety regulations are compliant. Building a fitness site or playground can be complicated, but we are here to help and guide you in the right direction.
The main design features of a fantastic playground for all abilities and all ages are accessibility, stay-ability and usability. Read and learn more about our play experts' approach to designing inclusive playgrounds here:
All playgrounds face the trials of weather, wear, and tear and will eventually succumb to the ravages of time. You can learn more about our industry-leading warranties here:
We only use high-quality materials because high quality lasts. It is a simple equation that pays dividends in the fullness of time. Our playgrounds are built to be durable, and the benefits of choosing high-quality materials make that initial cost a long-term investment.
Service and Maintenance
To ensure the longevity of the playground equipment, we offer regular maintenance. Our KOMPAN-certified technicians perform maintenance on all kinds of brands, from extensive repairs to much more straightforward repairs. Learn more here:
More movement, less conflicts
Low maintenance playgrounds built to be popular
Durable, low maintenance and made with the highest quality materials. We offer an industry-leading warranty on our playgrounds, making KOMPAN playgrounds a reliable resource for active school days today, tomorrow and for years to come.
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