Ford Heights Elementary School ‘Chooses Excellence’ for Outdoor Recreation

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Illinois Elementary School Purchases Commercial Playground Equipment from American Parks Company

Ford Heights Elementary School in Ford Heights, Illinois.

The theme for 2014-2015 for Ford Heights Elementary School in Ford Heights, Illinois is to “choose excellence”.

The theme of the 2014-2015 school year for Ford Heights Elementary School— which teaches children from pre-kindergarten up to the eighth grade — is to “choose excellence.” That message is provided for the students to inspire their learning and the achievement of their aspirations, but also pertains to the school’s reputation for academic and community excellence.

American Parks Company was chosen to help specify and install a new commercial playground structure for the students at Ford Heights Elementary. The objective was to provide engaging physical, independent and social learning, and fitness by augmenting their existing playground—an investment in both learning and health and wellness for the students.

The Rhyme ‘n Reason commercial playground structure accommodates up to 40 children 5 to 12 years of age with engaging learning and fitness activities which include:

  •     Two 2’8” Double Speedway Slides to safely race their friends down.
  •     One 2’8” Single Speedway Slide for an exhilarating experience.
  •     One 4’ Single Speedway Slide.
  •     A Whistle (to make some noise) at ground level.
  •     UV stabilized and rotationally molded plastic parts.
  •     Lead-free Polyethylene coating for optimal durability.
  •     12 gauge galvanized powder-coated steel posts (3.5” in diameter).

The Rhyme ‘n Reason commercial playground structure is ASTM, CPSC and IPEMA safety certified and ADA accessible for inclusive play—accommodating children with special mobility needs.

We know the students of Ford Heights Elementary School will be exploring and challenging themselves to new heights with the Rhyme ‘n Reason playground. They may even feel like they have the best playground in town!

About American Parks Company

American Parks Company is a McKinney Texas based company that provides commercial grade park and playground equipment primarily to municipalities, city parks, schools, churches, daycare facilities, and homeowner associations. Since 2004, American Parks Company has consistently provided high quality play structures at extremely affordable prices.

American Parks Company is an industry leader in both the national sales and installation of commercial playground equipment. For general information on American Parks Company, please call 1-800-381-4491 or visit

For media inquiries contact Marc Parker – Vice President of Marketing sm(at)

Corporate Address: 225 E. Virginia Street McKinney, Texas 75069.

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