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Lazy River Campground – Grandville, OH

Snider Recreation was excited to bring this Psychedelic color themed playground to the banks of the river at Lazy River Campground in Granville, Ohio early this spring! The installation crews have been busy getting new playgrounds installed before the warm weather brings playground visitors!

This structure was full of FUN! The first things you notice on this play structure are the amazing colors and all the climbers! This structure really packs it in with a triple viper slide, comet and extreme cyclone spinners, along with the stone slope and trigon tower climbers the campers of all ages will be enjoying their time together!

Snider Recreations loves to add fun wherever we can! If your organization or school is looking for new playground equipment, give us a call at 800-888-2889 to request a catalog.


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




Rochester Community Schools – Rochester, MI

Rochester Community Schools – Rochester, MI

Snider Recreation went to the design board again for Rochester Community Schools. This time it was for a new school playground for Hamlin Elementary. The design that Snider Recreation presented was one that would get the students on the move to having FUN! It also has them stepping out and using Burke Turf for the first time at one of their schools!

Plexus Overhead & Rope Venture Vertex
RockIt Panels & Verto Climbers
Twisting Travers

Let’s not forget to highlight the play structure, which is age-appropriate for the children. It has a Double Spiral Viper Slide for the students to race down and an 8’ Expedition Climber for the students to reach new heights! Other climbers on and around the school playground are the Power Peak, Leaf and Verto climbers.

Double Viper Slide
8′ Expedition Climber & Viper Slides

A playground isn’t complete without spinning and swinging! For those who like to twirl the design brought in the ever popular Comet Spinner which is great for spinning alone or with friends! Along with the long bays of swings the students will be flying through recess!

Comet Spinner & Single Post Swing Bays
Comet Spinner & Swing Bays


Snider Recreation enjoys bringing smiles to the students at Rochester Community Schools with each installation we do. Whether it is a whole new playground, installing playground surfacing or adding in freestanding equipment, Snider leaves FUN behind!

Satellite Station, Plexus Overhead & Vertex Climbers
Single Post Swing Bays


Rope Venture Vertex
Vertex, Stepping Pods to Satellite Station
Below the Turf playground surface you’ll find a soft infill that is completely anti-microbial, to provide a lasting, healthy play environment. A shock and drainage pad provides shock absorption and impact protection from falls.




Salvation Army Cleveland Temple Corp – Cleveland, OH

Salvation Army Cleveland Temple Corp – Cleveland, OH

Snider Recreation has a FUN relationship with the Salvation Army in Northeast Ohio. The Salvation Army Temple Corps in Cleveland works to lift at-risk families, giving them physical & emotional support.  Cleveland Temple Corps recognizes the benefit of play for the youth that they are working with. Jeff Snider gave them a few outdoor play structure designs to consider, recommending two different age-appropriate play structures so there is safe play for 2-5 and 5-12 year-olds. Having age specific playgrounds creates space where children can learn and grow together.

Age specific playgrounds create space where children can learn and grow together.

The structure for the Early Childhood Area is complete with 2 slides, 3 climbers, 5 activity panels and a shaker roof. These pieces help develop gross motor, cognitive and social skills.

2-5 Structure: Coil Climber & 48″ Stone Slope Climber
2-5 Structure: Fan Climber, Rock n’ Roll Slide & Sprocket Panel

The School Aged Area pulls in both Intensity and Nucleus components. This gives the older kids a blend of traditional and fitness-based equipment. They will get a workout while having FUN and developing balance, coordination, strength and self esteem.

5-12 Structure: Double Viper Slide & Rock n’ Roll Slide
5-12 Structure: Power Peak climber & Tree Climber
5-12 Structure: Strength Stepper Climber & Wild Web Climber
5-12 Structure: Viper Slides, 64″ Stone Slope Climber & Fierce Cyclone Spinner

A playground doesn’t seem complete without a few bays of swings. The children at Cleveland Temple Corps will be able to swing their cares away as well. The design they chose brings in 4 swings for the older kids and 2 tot swings.

3 Bays of Swings & Benches
Tot Swings & Belt Swings

Snider Recreation also installed benches so the families can gather together and build relationships while watching their children enjoy some FUN!

Site Furnishings: Benches & Trash Receptacles

Playground installations are always are always enjoyable projects, but it is even better when helping such a wonderful organization.







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



West Muskingham School – Zanesville, OH

West Muskingham School – Zanesville, OH

West Muskingum Local Schools has a new elementary school complete with a custom designed play space by Snider Recreation! This design was FUN from the beginning!  The large area gave Snider Recreation the ability to install two age specific play structures, lots of swings, and a sports area.  Climbing, sliding, swinging and playing will bring laughter and so many benefits to the students. Exercise is crucial to both physical and cognitive development and the students will get plenty of it with this play space!

The age-appropriate playgrounds begin with a structure designed for 4-5 year-olds that has a Loop Rung Ladder, Double Rail Slide, and a Horizontal Overhead Climber.  The students can even chat with a friend on the other side of the structure with the FUN Phone. The structure is surrounded with different activity panels, like tic-tac-toe and the chimes panel.

The structure for 5-12 year-olds is an Intensity design to get the students active in their FUN. The climbing adventure will take shape with the Wild Web Rope Climber, Dynamic Discs, Limber Ladder Rope Climber, and the Trigon Arch Double Climber. The students will be reaching new heights as they maneuver over, around and through the climbers!

Located between the two structures are two series of swings complete with a rubber mulch playground surface. Swings are a staple on a school playground. They help children develop coordination and balance while providing an engaging sensory experience.

Sports Equipment was added into the large open space. Two Funnel Ball and Tetherball Poles were installed. These games provide hours of entertainment for children of all ages.  Last but not least two Basketball Hoops were installed.  What better way to spend recess then in a game of Around the World or H-O-R-S-E?

Site furnishings, like benches and tables, were also installed for the convenience of recess aides, teachers and parents as they watch over playtime.

The students will have so much FUN on this new playground equipment, they won’t even know they are exercising!

5-12 year-old structure
4-5 year-old structure
More Swings
Tether Ball & Funnel Ball
Basketball System with adjustable height
Basketball System
Site Furnishings: Benches and Trash Receptacles
Site Furnishings: Benches and Trash Receptacles
Design Drawing
Design Drawing



Squaw Valley Park, O’Hara Township – PA

O’Hara Township Appoints Snider Recreation to Install ADA Accessible Playground at Squaw Valley Park

When O’Hara Township’s Council decided they wanted an all inclusive playground at Squaw Valley Park they turned to their local Sales Representative at Snider Recreation.  After many months of design and installation, the Adaptive Playground for inclusive play opened!

“By Land and By Sea” is the theme of this playground which includes the popular pirate ship.  The structure is all inclusive, with transition steps, ramps and surfacing, this playground is accessible for all levels of motor disabilities. The play structure also includes a wheelchair accessible motion cruiser.

Other equipment includes the all inclusive freedom swing, a climbing wall, comet spinner and water themed spring animals.  Many types of disabilities are addressed in this design.  Autistic, visually and hearing impaired children will enjoy the interactive brail, music and game activity stations alongside the other children on the playground.

The “By Land and By Sea” theme was continued into the surfacing as well.  A rubber surface was placed around the “ships” with sharks and starfish inlaid into the blue rubber sea.  The children can ride the waves on the back of a shark or try their balance on the Dynamic Surfer.  For the land an artificial turf was installed. With the look and feel of a grass lawn, it is a perfect complement and helps keep children of all abilities moving!  Imagination and fun will abound as the children climb the mountains or slide down the slopes.

With so much going on, safety is always a concern.  The surfacing takes into account fall height requirements, trip hazards and ADA compliances.  There is a four-foot-high fence around the playground that includes a one-way in and one-way out concept. This concept allows for parents of children using the playground to monitor only one entry and exit point. This enhances safety for all of the playground users.

To add to the fun, we at Snider Recreation, found this fun playground game that sticks with the theme, By Land and By Sea. Check out this link for rules to the game “Land, Sea, Air” and add a little FUN to your playground, park or backyard! http://www.playworks.org/blog/game-week-land-sea-air

We at Snider Recreation are proud we were a part of this accessible playground installation. The playground is all inclusive, which makes it fun for all!

Install 1
With the site preparations complete, installation begins.
Install 3
This ship is still in dry dock, but will be ready to sail soon!

Install 11

Install 6
Equipment installed, time to focus on the surfacing materials.
Install 5
Installation of the “Sea”. Rubber is a safe, all inclusive surfacing material. At Squaw Valley Park sharks and star fish were added for a little splash!
Install 12
Installing the “Land”. Turf combines rugged durability with remarkable softness and beauty that allows it to be used in both sports and playground areas! With the look and feel of a grass lawn, it is a perfect complement to this playground area and helps keep children of all abilities moving!
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Time to set sail! With the Pirate Ship or the Cruiser, kids will be sailing the day away! Or maybe they want to hop on a shark or dolphin or even try their balancing skills on the Dynamic Surfer! 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.

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The posts are set for the Freedom Swings – to give this Land & Sea playground a little Air!
The Land isn’t complete without some mountains to climb!
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Outside the fenced area are some activities for the older kids. This is a concrete ping pong table.
squaw-valley-grand openning
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The feeling of freedom and flying while the ground fades away and you feel like a bird, like a plane or even a superhero. The Freedom inclusive Swing Seat allows children of all abilities to enjoy the childhood joy of swinging in a safe and secure seat created just for them.
By Land & By Sea! Play is fun for everyone!

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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Lake Metroparks – Concord Township, OH

Lake Metroparks – Chagrin River Park

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.

Chagrin River 8

Chagrin River 9

Chagrin River Spring 1

Chagrin River Spring 2

Chagrin River Spring 3

Chagrin River Spring 4

Chagrin River Spring 5

Chagrin River 1

Chagrin River 3

Chagrin River 4

Chagrin River 5

Chagrin River 6

Chagrin River 7