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Components overview

Components are the individual pieces that make up a play structure. Playcraft play system components are categorized by appropriate age, and by the type of play event each component offers. We provide many different play event components ranging from climbers, to overhead events, all the way to roofs and toppers. This expansive selection of components is designed to encourage and challenge children of all ages with a wide range of abilities.

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Playcraft panels are fun, educational, versatile and economical, designed for children of all ages and abilities. Add even more play value to your new or existing play system by peppering your playground with a diverse array of our panels, from informative to interactive.

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Climbing and balancing skills are essential for a growing child, encouraging physical and emotional development. Climbers give kids a sense of accomplishment, competence, and independence. Help develop the children’s dexterity and coordination with climbers that are challenging to navigate.

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Playground slides can come in all shapes and sizes. Playcraft Systems focuses on providing several quality slides perfect for your play area solutions. We have spiral slides, tube slides, roller slides, and metal slides for a start.

  • Spiral Slide – Features for spiral slides can vary depending on your configuration. Get a one-piece design for a smooth ride down with extra high and thick side walls. Or get a sectional spiral slide to be in control of the users slide path!
  • Tube Slide – Our versatile tube slides are ideal for all deck heights but especially for the highest decks. Their fully enclosed design helps to eliminate the danger of falls from higher decks, and their modular sections can be configured in a multitude of ways to create Straight, Curved, S-Shaped, Spiral, or Zigzag slides.
  • Many more slide options available!
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Bridges and links, while fun and challenging, function primarily as connecting points between events within the play structure. They offer a variety of options to stimulate physical activity including climbing, jumping, balancing, swinging, and flexing. The more challenging links develop navigational skills and a sense of accomplishment. Provide bold pathing between events with our bridges & links.

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We offer a broad spectrum of challenging overhead events and traverses that are designed to improve children’s upper-body strength and coordination while they’re having fun! Overhead events can be used as independent activities, as traverses between decks, or to provide access to or egress from elevated decks.

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Our motion events are some of the most popular activities on the playground. They enhance the play experience and challenge children to utilize their strength, coordination and balance. Spinning, rotating and other forms of motion help to build awareness of how our bodies move and of cause-and-effect.

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Access must be designed to allow ease of use, to encourage the flow of play, and to ensure safe fun for all children. Access components help system players connect to different play events. We manufacture a multitude of different access components to support all types of adventurous rapscallions. Playcraft also offers inclusive access components so everyone can join the fun!

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Barriers and enclosures provide colorful visual and physical elements that promote safer play at the ground level and on elevated surfaces. See-through designs provide easy supervision. Keep your playground visitors safe with these barriers and enclosures, Metal Wall W/ Telescope, HDPE Plastic Half Walls, Poly Wall Barrier and many many others!

Please note: Poly Walls replace Metal Walls exclusively on Round 3.5 Play Systems.

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Roofs offer protection from the damaging effects of the sun for both children, and the equipment itself. The selection of roofs is sure to compliment any play system. Provide shade and style with our distinctive roofs. To finish off your play structure, how about a post topper, medallion, or flag as an accent or as a perfect way to add that personal touch to your dream creation?

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Choose from an ever-growing selection of fun, educational and decorative Panel Pals to add even more play value.

Round-5 Panel Pals sport a modern rotomolded frame and mounting system which allows up to three Panel Pals to be mounted on a single post.

Round-3.5 Panel Pals has been designed with value in mind. Our new die-cast aluminum mounting system (exclusive to Round-3.5 Panel Pals) also allows up to three panels per post.

Panel Pals is a perfect addition to any ADA compliant play area.

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Crawl tubes offer interesting routes for youngsters to travel to and fro different play areas. Deliver a fun and exciting way to traverse the playground either crawling on hands and knees or worming along. Crawl tubes enhance coordination, navigation, as well as balance. They also increase cognitive and social development as children learn to share and wait their turn.