Play Equipment for Teens - GALAXY™ by KOMPAN
Sitting at the crossroads of a KOMPAN playground and outdoor fitness site, GALAXY™ is futuristic playground equipment designed to delight older kids. With beautiful curves and its transparent form, architects and developers worldwide marvel at what's regarded as the origin of modern playground design.
Not too long ago, tweens and teens viewed the playground as a place for their younger siblings rather than a space for their own enjoyment - and for good reason! Without fun, engaging challenges, teens and tweens were often left to their own devices, furthering the desperate cultural demand for proper teen enrichment.
This required a fresh slate, away from the tried-and-true playground structures we've come to expect. Enter the GALAXY™, a game changer in playground equipment for teens. A jungle gym for older kids that provides different, more dynamic opportunities of play, GALAXY™ is a new step in teenage playground equipment.
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Benefits of Our Galaxy™ Playground Equipment for Teens
Outdoor play is one of the best and most valuable forms of development activity. If the global lockdown of 2020 taught us anything, it's that getting and enjoying time outside in the fresh air is crucially important. The value of the playground has never been so understood. Getting American teenagers to completely forgo their screens may be a lost cause, but exciting, challenging outdoor play equipment is an excellent alternative to all that time spent sitting. Research suggests that tweens do crave playing outside, if the play activity is challenging and age-appropriate. Providing playground equipment for older kids in a park or middle school playground will encourage physical activity with fun ways to exercise and provide a cool place to hang out with peers. "Meeting at the playground" has a stronger incentive than "let's meet somewhere unknown." The GALAXY™ play equipment for teens give our older kids their own special place to improve their physical strength and social skills.
Age-Appropriate Play Equipment for Teenagers
The GALAXY™ play equipment for teens became the world's first solution to move away from the traditional post-and-platform and play tower designs. The futuristic aesthetic design of the play equipment intrigues tweens and teens, as it reflects their own undiscovered status. These teen-spirit commercial play structures have dynamic, responsive built-in activities, like climbing ,which we know is an important motivator for tweens—especially the girls. Furthermore, the word "age appropriate" also indicates that tweens want to hang out with peers, so play structures appealing to younger children may ultimately discourage 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
Make sure to intentionally select playground equipment that's age appropriate for teens. You should also consider your designated area's play capacity, size and shape. Get in touch today to learn more about KOMPAN's products or services that open the door to the outside and teenagers' greatest play wishes.
Frequently asked questions
Does the brochure offer the full extent of GALAXY's options?
Not at all. GALAXY is perhaps KOMPAN's most flexible product! The super-structure can be configured in an almost endless number of ways. As far as color, the PET components come in blue and lime. There are six colors available for the stabilizers and anchors.
Is it inclusive?
Inclusivity is at the core of KOMPAN's DNA, so expect these jungle gyms for older kids to have accessible play options. There's no denying the structure is aimed at adventurous tweens and teens drawn to climbing its ridges and slopes. The underside is designed to offer wheelchair users involvement.
How is the futuristic play equipment rust-resistant?
The secret lies in top-quality steel that is hot-dip galvanized and then given a powdered coating, if colored.
The teenage playground equipment looks pretty tall. Is it safe?
Of course! All KOMPAN playground equipment is safe and certifiable to US standards. Since 1970, KOMPAN has developed outdoor play equipment that stimulates and challenges children, with safety as our top priority. Every part of the design, engineering, production and construction process is geared to ingrain safety into the final products that are certifiable by TÜV.
Will the older kids find the playground equipment stimulating?
Absolutely! Climbing is an essential, fun developmental activity that strengthens motor skills and muscles.
Will teens actually want to use it?
Yes. The GALAXY™ play structures are created based on insights from our research on tweens and teenagers, with older kids also testing the futuristic play equipment prior to production.
Are they suitable for schools?
Yes! The combination of physical and social climbing is a perfect match for schools looking for play equipment where older kids can be active, socialize and play.
How much space do they require?
Since these futuristic playgrounds are designed for older kids, expect them to take up more space than smaller playgrounds. However, you'll have utilized your space most efficiently due to the GALAXY™ being a preconfigured play system. We strongly encourage you to download the KOMPAN AR App (available at the App Store or on Google Play) to visualize the playground structure on site. If you prefer talking to our play consultants, they will gladly help you determine the right size for the designated playground area.