Snider Recreation designed a new playground for North Spenser Schools’ Nancy Hanks Elementary. The structure has the students on the move and has a capacity for over 100 students.
The structure is bookended with slides. On one end you will find the Double Viper Slide that’s filled with twists and turns, the other end you will find a Swift Glider. Whether you’re shimming your way up, or gliding down the skinny slide, the students will be on the move! The slides are joined together by climbers and overhead equipment that will challenge the students balance, strength and motor skills. For the students who like to spin, there are 2 Fierce Cyclone Spinners attached to the structure!
Snider Recreation loves bringing the FUN into recess by installing play equipment for schools! Students always love recess, but with this new play structure, their Fun just got a whole lot more active!
Climbers provide several developmental benefits to children, building upper body strength along with boosting balance and coordination while they play.
The Town of Versailles called Snider Recreation with their need for a new playground at Tyson Memorial Park. Snider Recreation’s local Indiana sales representative was quick to come up with some custom playground designs for their review. Snider Recreation quickly took an open field and created 3,570 square feet of FUN! This new play space is surrounded with play ground borders, ADA ramps, rubber mats for high traffic areas and wood fiber surfacing; making it age-appropriate and all-inclusive.
This design has an exciting play structure, Novo Arc Benches, Kid Force & Comet spinners and swings, including the new Volito Swing! The structure brings Climber after Climber! Power Pipes, the Wild Web, Hyper Helix, the Active Apex and Apex Wave Climbers to name a few! The structure also contains a Rock’n Roll and an 8 foot Double Viper Slide.
Whether it is designing a whole new playground, installing playground surfacing or adding freestanding equipment, Snider enjoys sharing the FUN with communities, schools and churches. Give Snider Recreation a call if you would like to join in the FUN!
Miami Township wanted a playground at Miami Meadows Park that would be for everyone. Snider Recreation designed and installed a playground that brought in age appropriate structures and freestanding equipment. Jeff Snider kept the goal in mind to make this a playground not just accessible but also inclusive! Jeff incorporated play equipment that addressed the physical, emotional and social needs of every child. The overall design incorporated inclusiveness throughout with a variety of equipment to open a life of play to children with all abilities.
At the front of each structure is a Welcome Sign showing the appropriate age the equipment is designed for. The younger structure, designed for 2-5 year olds has a balcony, ramps and bridges. The structure pulls in leaf climbers, a rock crawl climber, and a pod walk. Three different Slides surround the structure. And activity panels are scattered below, around and throughout. There is a wall of activity panels located under a canopy where you will find imagination in full swing!
The all-inclusive playground for 5-12 year olds brings in many climbers. Including the popular Twist n’ Turn and Tree climbers. The slides are faster and bring a twist! This one has Viper Slides, Spiral Slide, and a Double Poly Wave!
Free standing equipment includes a Rockit Tunnel, Kidforce Spinner, Orbitron and the Cruiser. The Cruiser has enough room for two wheelchairs and two full benches, which allows up to 12 children of all abilities to play together. There are long bays of swings which include toddler seats and the Freedom Seats along with belt swings.
One thing is for sure, the play space at Miami Meadows has something for everyone, even the child at heart!
Eastwood Elementary School in Warrensville Heights came to Snider Recreation with a dream of a new playground structure that would be safe and fun for their students. Snider Recreation developed a custom playground configuration based on the requirements presented for the playground project. The custom design provides a safe environment that is aesthetically pleasing, full of fun for all users.
The structure brings an Amped Climber to build coordination and strength, a Double Rail Slide and 3 Rock ’n Roll Slides to race down! Students have activity panels that help them to get creative and use their imaginations in their play!
One thing is for sure, this new school playground brings FUN to the students at Eastwood Elementary!
Countryside YMCA has been doing renovations on their facility which includes a new play space for their little members. Snider Recreation came in and helped the YMCA to develop some play-based FUN!
Installed was an outdoor play structure filled with sound and hands on activity panels and a crawl tube for 6-23 month-olds. Over 1700 square feet of rubber surfacing was poured into place so the toddlers have a soft surface for playing.
Next to the structure is a fun tricycle track complete with stop & speed limit signs, a drive thru and gas station! Imagination will lead the learning as the children will ride up to the drive thru to purchase food, or pull up to the pump to “filler up!” Safety on the road will be taught with obeying the signs.
Snider Recreation enjoys designing age-appropriate play areas for the younger children, who are occasionally overlooked when it comes to playgrounds. This area created for the YMCA will help their little members to develop both physically and socially. Snider Recreation promotes FUN for everyone!
Habitat for Humanity has expanded and built a new neighborhood at Fuller’s Landing in Fort Wayne, IN. Habitat realized that the children moving into their new homes would need a place to call their own. Habitat for Humanity called Snider Recreation to develop a commercial playground that would help to complete the community and give it a much-needed kids’ space.
The playground design brought in areas for parents and other adults to watch their children play in a relaxing bench area. But by far, the children’s area is the show stopper with climbers, slides, swings and kid force spinners. All pieces are designed to get the kids moving!
One of the new homeowners in Fuller’s Landing has five children. She also has 8 grandchildren, 6 “honorary” grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She loves to spend time with them and is looking forward to big family get-togethers at the Fuller’s Landing playground. She is just one of the families excited to see Snider Recreation install a new playground in the community.
Snider Recreation loves working with groups like Habitat for Humanity, Make-a-Wish and projects that use playground grants because it helps us all to see how communities can come together and support each other. This playground will be enjoyed by this community and its families for years to come.
All children deserve to have playtime and space, however, children with disabilities are not always able to enjoy playgrounds especially when they are cumbersome, not fully accessible, or too far from home.
Snider Recreation worked with the All-Kids Playground organization to design an all-inclusive playground that creates an environment where a child’s physical health, emotional well-being, and development of life skills are met as they learn and grow through play. The need for the playground was immediate, Jeff Snider made sure that the design could be broken into phases, with each phase focusing in on enhancing the inclusion and addressing the needs of children with all abilities. Snider Recreation made sure that the playground would look complete at the end of each phase. This playground is an inviting place that accommodates mobility devices, play structures, and activity areas.
Council President Sean Brennan spearheaded the legislation to donate the property to the non-profit organization, located at James Day Park (formally Nike Park) in Parma, Ohio. Phase One was completed with a supervised installation. Snider Recreation supervised volunteers from the community. Mickey Vittardi, director of parks and recreation, jumped in with his department, and they helped with the construction and installation of the equipment.
The idea for the playground came from a teacher listening to the concerns of local parents with special needs children, Tamara Tomasello, and numerous other parents, professionals and teens from the community, joined forces to try to raise dollars to create the All Kids Playground, a playground designed to allow children with and without disabilities to play side by side with peers and siblings. “This will be for all children, not just for children with special needs, but for all children to get along and play together. It will be a pleasant place for families from all over to interact.” Tomasello said.
In the spring, Snider Recreation was called in to add some new outdoor play equipment and replace a playground set at Norwayne Elementary in Wayne County. The school’s playground fundraising allowed them to enhance their recess offerings by replacing their current selection with one of our new, state of the art, motion-based outdoor playground sets.
But it wasn’t that cut and dry. In a fun twist, Norwayne administration allowed the students to vote on which play equipment would be installed at the school. They gave the children two outdoor playground ideas to choose between and settled it with an all-school poll. It was all of the buzz amongst the students for weeks; each student proud of the playground option they were rooting for.
The new school playground they chose, pictured above, focuses in on agility and movement. It includes sky pods, dynamic discs and the ever popular Cyclone spinners (which have already been nicknamed “the twirly wirlies” by students). Norwayne also added a freestanding comet spinner to give the playground a little more twist. The children can be seen waiting in line to experience the rush of this playground enhancement!
Students, staff and parents were enjoying the custom designed playground structure so much, they did not want the school year to end. Recess just got way more fun!
Ahoy, mateys! Have you seen the new pirate ship playground that landed at Walnut Beach? The city of Ashtabula and Snider Recreation worked to design this new, themed play area right on the beach. The play equipment, which is designed like a pirate ship, includes swings for adults and children, slides, equipment to dig in the sand and much more. Ashtabula’s city flag flies proudly atop the masts, instead of the Jolly Roger pirate flag.
Ashtabula was able to take advantage of an Ohio Nature Works playground grant to pay for the play equipment, leaving the city with less than 25% of the playground equipment cost. The installation was completed with a team of city workers, volunteers and representatives from Snider Recreation. This supervised installation allowed the city to purchase more play equipment for their fun-loving residents to enjoy.
If you have not had a chance to experience this new pirate ship themed playground, head on over to Walnut Beach and experience the fun…or you be walkin’ the plank, me matey. Arrrr!
Lake Metro Parks had Snider Recreation design a custom playground for their Chagrin River Park. Explore this nature-inspired playground that offers kids and families the opportunity to keep moving while reconnecting and rediscovering the wonders of nature within a safe and durable environment. Nature-themed play equipment was used, including climbers, panels, enclosures, rocks, stumps and roofs, along with the ever popular swings. This playground is nestled amongst the trees and the Chagrin River shelter. It will cultivate imaginations and nurture the need for play for both young and old.