ParknPool's Public Playgrounds Not Just for Kids Anymore

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New “adult playgrounds” are being incorporated into children’s public playgrounds to allow the busy parents a few minutes to exercise while their children play on the nearby public playground. Not only does ParknPool have the means to supply areas with the monkey bars, climbing ladders and chin-up bars needed to construct a new “multigenerational playground”, they are also a company that has promoted exercise within their employees.

Placing "adult" playground equipment in existing play areas allow for working parents to exercise while their children play.

We believe that exercise, whether on a playground or in a gym, promotes a happy lifestyle. Now that ‘multigenerational playgrounds’ are being built, our employees with children will have more of an opportunity to stay healthy.

A new fitness movement is allowing adults to exercise while their children play. Adult outdoor playgrounds with low impact-exercise equipment are becoming more and more popular. Some of these systems are incorporated into children’s public playgrounds, known as “multigenerational playgrounds” and others are merely located near the children’s play area and are being referred to as “senior playgrounds.”

An area of South Charleston was chosen by a nonprofit organization as the location for a one-of-a-kind “multigenerational playground.” The site not only provides the children of a local daycare a new place to play but also offers shaded areas, exercise stations and shelters for adults. According to Kaboom, a national non-profit organization dedicated to “saving play”, it is important to create an area for all ages-everyone from age two to one-hundred.

Along with the South Charleston daycare, Kaboom and the healthcare company Humana have partnered to construct “multigenerational playgrounds” in areas of Florida, Washington, Louisiana, North Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, Iowa, and California. The best part about these new “adult” playgrounds is that they are not accompanied by hefty gym fees or loud music, leaving patrons free to work out at their own pace and to their own beat.

ParknPool, the leading online distributor of commercial outdoor furniture and site amenities such as picnic tables, trash receptacles, park benches, bleachers and even playgrounds, is very excited about this new fitness movement. Not only do they have the means to supply areas with the monkey bars, climbing ladders and chin-up bars needed to construct a new “multigenerational playground”, they are also a company that has promoted exercise within their employees.

Employees of ParknPool are offered a full membership to their local YMCA. “We believe that exercise, whether on a playground or in a gym, promotes a happy lifestyle,” explains Brenda Fonner, President of ParknPool, “Now that ‘multigenerational playgrounds’ are being built, our employees with children will have more of an opportunity to stay healthy.”

To learn more about constructing a “multigenerational playground” or purchasing a new playground unit call ParknPool at 877.777.3700.

About ParknPool Corporation:
ParknPool is Veteran Owned SBE/WBE Company and is the leading online supplier of commercial outdoor furniture and site amenities such as picnic tables, trash receptacles, park benches and bleachers. ParknPool was begun in 1998 in Orlando, FL and moved their headquarters to Lexington, VA in 2005.

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