New research from the KOMPAN Play Institute shows that innovative products are the key to more play
Playgrounds have been identified as the locations within parks where children expend the most energy. KOMPAN Play Institute set out to examine the retention levels of children and their parents on a newly refurbished playground at Flag Pole Hill in Dallas, USA. The research included interviews with 177 adults and 50 children.
“The outdoor playground is great for my child’s health and important because of the ability to get outside and get fresh air” stated one parent that was interviewed. KOMPAN Play Institute shows 98% of parents found playgrounds to be important; the main reasons for this were cites as the positive influence on their children’s health and the fresh air. The new playground at Flag Pole Hill, that WOWs both children and parents, increased the use of the park by 77%.
73% of the parents stated that their main reason for visiting this playground was its uniqueness. Parents indicated that for a playground to be an appealing option it is important to have unique play equipment for different age groups. A wide variety of play equipment ensures that the play area is fun and attractive for all ages and abilities.
Click the link below to learn more about the research and read KOMPAN Play Institute’s five recommendations for designing attractive playgrounds that on average keep children playing for more than 60 minutes.