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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!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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2-5 Structure: Coil Climber & 48″ Stone Slope Climber
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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.

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5-12 Structure: Double Viper Slide & Rock n’ Roll Slide
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5-12 Structure: Power Peak climber & Tree Climber
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5-12 Structure: Strength Stepper Climber & Wild Web Climber
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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.

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3 Bays of Swings & Benches
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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!

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Site Furnishings: Benches & Trash Receptacles

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

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Village of Yellow Springs – Yellow Springs, OH

Village of Yellow Springs, OH

The Village of Yellow Springs took advantage of the Spring into Action Sale and saved over $11,000.00 when ordering age appropriate play structures from Snider Recreation.  The 2-5 structure, which has a capacity for 21 kids and the 5-12 structure which has the capacity for 75 are perfect for the village park.

The school aged structure is full of climbing adventures! With the Power Peak, Jungle Vine, Trigon Arch, Double Odyssey, Twist n’ Turn and the RockIt Climbers the kids in Yellow Springs will be reaching new heights!  This structure also has a Rock n’ Roll Slide and a drum panel to add a little rhythm to their FUN!

The preschool aged playground is perfect for the energetic little ones. This structure gives them hands on activity with the Sprocket Panel and it brings sound with the Touch & Play Piano!  To safely begin their climbing adventures the structure has a Plank Climber!  To keep up with speed The Rock n’ Roll Slide was added in!

Snider Recreation had a FUN time installing these play structures for the Village of Yellow Springs! It is always a pleasure to assist schools and organizations in taking advantage of sales and playground grants!

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Leaf Climber on the 5-12 structure
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Trigon Arch on 5-12 structure
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Mountains to climb!
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Twist N/ Turn and Power Peak Climbers
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Rock N’ Roll Slide
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Double Odyssey Link Climber
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5-12 structure
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Rock N’ Roll Slide
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Plank Climber
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Sprocket and Touch & Play Piano Panels
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2-5 structure

 

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

 

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

 

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RockIt Tunnel

 

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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.

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Activity Structure for 6-23 month olds
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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.

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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!

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Southwest Solutions: Thrive by Five – Detroit, MI

Thrive by Five – Detroit, MI

Snider Recreation was called in to work with the Early Childhood playground for Thrive by Five through Southwest Solutions at different locations throughout Detroit. They were designed to be age appropriate playgrounds for 2-5 year olds.

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The structure at ALL SAINTS was designed for agility. Preschoolers can crawl through a tunnel or climb a mountain.  They can balance across the Twisting Traverse and Power Pipes while their imaginations have them crossing a river of lava…whatever you do, don’t touch the ground!  They can climb and crawl around the apex hole climber too. As they play they are building their upper body and leg strength along with their risk assessment skills. There is a shaded platform, known as a playground shade, where preschoolers can gather and play with the activity panels or race down the Rock’n Roll Slide!

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Preschool Agility: Ready? Set? Go!

Play is an important part of developing motor skills in preschoolers. It is through play that they develop balance and coordination.  It is through play that they develop social skills. It is through play that the child builds confidence and friendships.  We at Snider Recreation help childhood centers design and install play structures that meet the needs of the budding minds and bodies, where imaginations can go wild.

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Activity Panels, Shade Canopy, Slide and Climbers
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Apex Hole Climber
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Rock’n Roll Slide
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Columbiana County Head Start – Lisbon, OHIO

Columbiana County Head Start – Lisbon, OHIO

Snider Recreation, Inc. has developed another custom playground for the Head Start Program in Columbiana County. The equipment is designed specifically for small children, ages 2-5.  Age appropriate play structures are key to optimal learning and exploration through play. This outdoor play equipment in particular brings in many climbers and slides.  The preschoolers will be developing their balance, coordination and body strength as they participate in active play!

Our design encourages preschoolers and younger children to explore and play while building friendships that can last a lifetime.

Snider Recreation is proud to work with organizations in customizing commercial playgrounds to meet their individual needs. We feel fortunate to assist with not only the installation of new playgrounds, but also guiding schools and organizations in finding funding through playground grants.

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Montessori Preschool – Coshocton, OH

Montessori Preschool – Coshocton, OH

The Snider Recreation Crew is hard at work getting this playground installed at Montessori Preschool in Coshocton, OH.  All the little details of the installation are important even with the Freestanding Chimes and Para Trooper Panels.  Snider Recreation prides itself on their installation crew and the great work they do from start to finish.  This 2-5 year old play structure will receive  poured in place rubber surfacing to finish off the job.

 

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Crown of Life Preschool- Rochester Hills, MI

Crown of Life Preschool- Rochester Hills, MI

This play space was carved out of the woods for the new Crown of Life Preschool playground, and the director was concerned about making an inviting play space for the kids and yet harmonizing it with the wonderful natural backdrop.  Snider came up with a design and color palette that successfully and thoughtfully integrated the play space into the outdoor canvas. The use of blues and greens appealed to the kids, and yet blended well.  Using Burke Turf as the surface completed the natural design.  It is beautiful, natural and so much fun for the preschoolers. 

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Crown of Life Play Structure

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Southfield Christian School – Southfield, MI

Southfield Christian School – Southfield, MI

Southfield Christian School had a vision to re-develop their aging playgrounds and called on Snider Recreation to help make their dream into a concrete plan.  Working closely with the principal and the parents, Snider came up with a playground that provided a challenging and exciting play experience for everyone.  The custom color palette was created by the principal to engage the kids.  The structures were designed for both defined age groups (2-5 and 5-12) and are specific to their developmental abilities.  Climbing, sliding, balancing, upper body, and motion are all incorporated into the design for each age group.  Watching the kids play now is a joy.  Knowing all that fun is also making an impact on their development and health is the best feeling of all. 

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