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Monroeville Schools – Monroeville, OH

Monroeville Schools – Monroeville, OH

Snider Recreation worked alongside Monroeville Elementary to come up with a structure that would fulfill the dreams of the students. The design was for a large structure filled with twists and turns, climbers, bridges, slides, spinners and play panels.

This structure sprawls out in different directions and has a capacity for more than 100 students. To make sure that the students are flying to new heights three bays of swings were also added to the play zone. The school brought in volunteers for a two day Supervised Install by one of Snider Recreation’s Certified Installers. Our supervisors love working alongside volunteers and seeing the FUN they have during the build.


North Spenser County Schools – Lincoln City, IN

North Spenser County Schools – Lincoln City, IN

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.

Double Viper Slide
Swift Glider

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!

Fierce Cyclone: challenges students to utilize their strength and coordination. It helps with the development of kinesthetic awareness as well as focus on proper posture.

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!

Odyssey Deck Link
Twist n’ Turn Climber & Linking Ring Climber
Twisting Traverse

Climbers provide several developmental benefits to children, building upper body strength along with boosting balance and coordination while they play.

Dynamic Pad Link: challenges students to move from one playground deck to the other by building balance and strength while increasing self-confidence.
Athletic Arch: Students are always looking to reach higher, climb further, and reach the summit. Monkey bars have long been a playground equipment favorite, but Burke has reinvented the monkey bars, and we’ve designed some Overhead Events that will keep kids entertained and in shape including pull-up rings and horizontal ladders.

Wood Fiber Surfacing

Tyson Memorial Park – Versailles, IN

Tyson Memorial Park – Versailles, IN

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!

Installation of Volito & 2 Bay Arch Swings
Installation of Play Structure





Active Apex, Hyper Helix & Wild Web Climbers 4′ Rock’n Roll Slide & 8′ Viper Slides
Double Viper – Over Under Slides




Miami Meadows Park – Miami Twp, OH

Miami Meadows Park – Miami Twp, OH

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.

Design Drawing

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!

2-5 structure

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!

5-12 structure

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.

Freestanding Equipment: The Orbitron & The Cruiser

One thing is for sure, the play space at Miami Meadows has something for everyone, even the child at heart!


Ramp to FUN!
Tree Climbers
Swings for everyone! Belt seats, toddler seats and the new freedom seats!
Kidforce Spinner in the foreground with the Preschool Playground behind
Rain or Shine, this large shade has you covered!
Freestanding equipment
The Cruiser
The Orbitron
5-12 Structure
5-12 Structure
2-5 Structure
2-5 Structure
5-12 Structure
5-12 Structure
2-5 Structure


RockIt Tunnel



Eastwood Elementary – Warrensville Hts, OH

Eastwood Elementary – Warrensville Hts, OH

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 – Lebanon, OH

Countryside YMCA – Lebanon, OH

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.

Activity Structure for 6-23 month olds
Rubber is a safe, all inclusive surfacing material and a perfect solution for this age of children.

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, Fort Wayne – IN

Habitat for Humanity, Fort Wayne – IN

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.

Fullers Landing - Fort Wayne

Fullers Landing - Swings

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Fullers Landing Sign


James Day Park-Parma, OH

All-Kids Playground at James Day Park – Parma, OH

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.

All Kids Playground Installation

All Kids Playground before surfacing

All Kids Playground volunteers

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.

All Kids Playground - Cruiser
With enough room for two wheelchairs and two full benches, the Cruiser allows up to 12 children of all abilities to play together. Handles at both ends allow adults or other children to assist with motion and enjoy the experience.

All Kids Playground 2

All Kids Playground - ADA swings
Adaptive swing seats with an optional adjustable safety harness. Designed to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards

All Kids Playground

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Help all children get into the heart of the play where even the path from one activity to the next can be an adventure, with ADA transfer stations, ramps, and wide bridges and walkways. We take play for all seriously and want children of all abilities to enjoy the benefits of playing together.

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Norwayne Local Schools – Creston, OH

Norwayne Local Schools – Creston, OH

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!

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Walnut Beach Park – Ashtabula, OH

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Walnut Beach

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!


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