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Cascade Hills Country Club – Grand Rapids, MI

Cascade Hills Country Club – Grand Rapids, MI

Cascade Hills Country Club in Grand Rapids, MI worked with Snider Recreation to design a play structure that would meet the needs of their members. The installation location was near the Country Club’s swimming pool, so they opted for a poured rubber playground surface.

Poured Rubber Surfacing is a great option near pools

The play structure pulls in some FUN equipment while getting the kids on the move! They will be balancing across the Sky Pods, racing down the Rock’n Roll and Spiral slides and spinning away on the Fierce Cyclone spinner.

Fierce Cyclone Spinner with Rock’n Roll Slide

The playground and surfacing installation came out pretty as a picture and was completed in plenty of time for the Country Club to get the pool area ready for the busy summer season.

Spiral Slide

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.




Lincoln Electric – Cleveland, OH

Lincoln Electric – Cleveland, OH

Lincoln Electric wanted to provide a play space for their employee’s children. They came to Snider Recreation with the idea to put in a playground near their outdoor pavilion.  The local sales rep worked up a design for a custom playground.

Design drawing

The installation team went to work installing the structure.


The play structure includes the Fierce Cyclone Spinner, Jungle Vine Climber and Crest Point Climber. There are 2 Rock ’n Roll Slides, a Sprocket Activity Panel and a Modern Curved Roof.  Next to the structure Snider Recreation installed 2 Arch Swing Bays.


Climbers, Sprocket Panel, Fierce Cyclone, Rock n’ Roll Slide


The new outdoor playground has age appropriate activities for all levels of development. Another playground installation Snider Recreation is proud to be a part of!






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



Willoughby-Eastlake Schools – Willoughby, OH

Grant Elementary

The Willoughby-Eastlake School District contacted Snider Recreation in the spring of 2016 with a dream for a new playground. They submitted for the “Spring into Action” Grant, while Snider Recreation worked to create a playground design that would get the students active in their play!

Here at Snider Recreation, we believe in the importance of play for all ages and abilities. That is why we are proud to assist organizations with all-inclusive playgrounds and acquiring playground grants.  According to Action for Healthy Kids, “Recess allows children to release energy and reduce stress which also may improve attention and reduce disruptive behavior in the classroom”.

The design chosen by Grant Elementary has their students spinning, sliding, and climbing their way to play! The play structure brings slides and lots of them – the Triple Viper, Double Poly Wave, and a Spiral Slide. Also designed into the structure are activity panels and a Fierce Cyclone Spinner. Climbing mountains bring the structure to life along with the Rock, Tangle, Power Pipes, Rockit, Centipede, and Wiggle Ladder Climbers.  Sitting a safe distance away from the main structure is a climbing “mountain” for those who want to keep their feet off the ground!  To add a little more air to the playground, the new Volito swing was added alongside the existing bays of swings.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony2
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Let the FUN begin!

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony3

Triple Viper Slide
Double Poly Wave Slide and Fierce Cyclone Spinner
Activity Panel and Transition Stairs
Chimes & Drum Panels with the Rockit “Mountain” in the background
Rockit Climber “mountain”
Spiral Slide, Tangle & Power Pipe Climbers


Volito Swing: multi-user swing allows for multiple children, of all abilities, to interact and play together
Climbing the mountain!



Bartholomew Consolidated Schools – Columbus, Indiana

Bartholomew Consolidated Schools – Columbus, Indiana

In 2014 the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation began the process of designing a new playground for their Lillian Schmitt Elementary School in Columbus, Indiana. Snider Recreation came alongside and helped them design a playground that would get their students on the move!

The school worked on obtaining playground grants that would help in the cost of the equipment. Snider Recreation worked to design a playground that would be installed in phases, to defer costs into different fiscal budgets.

Our team started with Phase One of the playground improvement in the spring of 2015. This phase added freestanding spinners, the Comet and Swift Twist. Along with a play structure designed for building healthy, active kids! This unit included agility equipment such as the Twisting Traverse, Agility Arc and Healthy Hammock. It added the overhead Horizontal Ladder so the students can swing their way to building arm strength, a Swift Glider to quickly slide away and the ever popular Extreme Cyclone Spinner.

Phase Two began in 2016 with the removal of the old playground structure and the installation of the new structure. This Phase brought the slides! You will find the students racing down the Triple Viper slides and bumping down the Rock ‘n Roll slide during outdoor time. This structure is tied into the Phase One structure with an Amped Link climber. The students love climbing new heights on the Steep Peak climber and hanging out on the Balcony. One thing is for sure; the students are starting to wonder what Phase Three of the new school playground will bring, but this is where the story will be continued…

Phase 1 (2)
Phase I: Comet
Phase 1 (3)
Phase I: Extreme Cyclone, Power Peak Climber, Limber Ladder Rope Climber, and Launch Pad
Phase 1
Phase I: Twisting Traverse, Horizontal Ladders and Swift Glider Slide
Phase 2 (2)
Phase II: Triple Viper Slide
Phase 2 (3)
Phase II: Steep Peek Climber and Rock ‘n Roll Slide
Lillian Schmitt Phase 1 & 2 (2)
Phase I & II
Lillian Schmitt Phase 1 & 2
Phase I & II



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!

Norwayne 4

Norwayne 5

Norwayne 2

Norwayne 3


Norwayne 7

Norwayne 6


Paul Ogle Park – Vevay, IN

Paul Ogle Park – Vevay, IN

Vevay is still working on the revitalization project at Paul Ogle Park!  Snider Recreation just finished installing the NEW Rev8!  All play equipment needs to start with a strong foundation, that goes for freestanding equipment as well! Our Installation Crew said that the kids were lined up to be on the first spin as they removed the caution tape! The Pirate Ship playstructure was installed in 2014 and is still a hit next to the Ohio River!



Freestanding Rev8