Layton Goes Digital with Electronic Playground

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The City of Layton will take a huge leap in its parks design by incorporating a technologically advanced, state-of-the-art, electronic playground in one of its new parks. Named ICON, the playground equipment encourages kids to be active by integrating digital games into the equipment. It energizes play by stimulating motion, strategic thinking, and physical activity.

The concept is to bring kids back to the playground and get them off the couch

The City of Layton will take a huge leap in its parks design by incorporating a technologically advanced, state-of-the-art, electronic playground in one of its new parks. Named ICON, the playground equipment encourages kids to be active by integrating digital games into the equipment. It energizes play by stimulating motion, strategic thinking, and physical activity. ICON is the latest product offered by KOMPAN, a manufacturer of award-winning playground equipment.

"The concept is to bring kids back to the playground and get them off the couch," said Dave Price, Layton City Parks Director, when questioned on the interactive playground.

Everything on ICON requires movement, even choosing a game. KOMPAN's patent-pending design is a first for any electronic game, because unlike computer games, ICON requires kids to use their bodies to scroll through the game menu to make their choice. Children can keep score and play alone, in pairs, or in teams as they climb, jump, run, and swing their way through the equipment.

Located at 325 North 3200 West, the park will feature innovative play equipment for every age group. The digital playground will be the first of its kind west of the Mississippi. It represents the most advanced outdoor gaming system in the country. The park is scheduled to open on August 17.

"ICON represents the future of outdoor play," stated Tom Grover, President of KOMPAN, Inc. "Play builds community, kids, and much more. Everyone at KOMPAN hopes this playground will make a real difference for the children in the City of Layton."

For nearly 40 years, KOMPAN has translated a child's need to play into beautiful, innovative forms. Founded in 1969 by sculptor Tom Lindhart, the original idea was to create playful art, with all the visual aesthetics of art, but fully designed to encourage kids to play harder and longer.

Other North American ICON sites include New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, and Edmonton, Alberta.

Kompan A/S, based in Denmark, is the world's leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of brand name children's innovative playground equipment.

For more information, visit http://www.KOMPAN.us

CONTACT:
Terra Moreland
KOMPAN, Inc.
(800) 426-9788
(866) 943-6254 - fax
termor (at) kompan.com
http://www.KOMPAN.us

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