St. Augustine, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
BYO Recreation (BYO) and the Comotara Mainsgate Homeowners Association (HOA) teamed up to replace the community’s playground equipment after their playgrounds were destroyed by arson in the summer of 2012.
In order to meet their goals of providing a safe, enjoyable community for their children and families, as well as keeping it visually appealing and updated, the Wichita, Kan. HOA immediately set to work on replacing the playground equipment.
According to Harry Dobbin, Comotara Mainsgate HOA President, the Playground Committee’s criteria for the playground design included no roofs or tunnels because their previous equipment, made from wood, had several areas where older children could hide at night. BYO specifically designed the new playground to meet these criteria, yet still offer a variety of fun, exciting things to do.
BYO’s Playground Consultant Adam Nicholas worked with the HOA throughout the playground planning process. When asked what they were most pleased with about Nicholas’ service, Dobbin commended the consultant’s tireless work with the HOA, always making sure they received what was needed to implement all the desires of the Playground Committee.
“We would not have achieved the final result without Adam. He was very patient, extremely helpful throughout the design process and worked to ensure we would have a quality product within our budget,” said Dobbin. “He took a personal interest in our project because of the fires we had and wanted to make sure we were able to replace the loss and help the families feel a sense of security once again.”
The Comotara Mainsgate community values recreational spaces that create a family friendly atmosphere and allow for play and growth. After the fires, replacement of the playground equipment was very important to the neighborhood and the HOA aimed to have the equipment completed by their annual picnic date.
“Adam’s service continually stood out in the planning process,” said Dobbin, “but when we were getting down to the timeline needed to accomplish the installation, he talked with the installer explaining our circumstances and we had our playground before the picnic.
“The quality of the equipment is excellent … The neighborhood is extremely complimentary of the playground and so made the committee feel confident and pleased to have made the decision to use BYO.”
About BYO Recreation
Headquartered in St. Augustine, FL, BYO Recreation is one of the most comprehensive and fastest growing recreational equipment suppliers in the world. Since 1999, the company has helped thousands of schools, churches and communities create recreational spaces that are truly Beyond Your Ordinary. For additional information about BYO Recreation, visit http://www.byoplayground.com.