New research by ³¬·²µē¾ŗapp Play Institute shows that innovative products are the key to more play
Playgrounds have been identified as the place within parks where children expend the most energy, why ³¬·²µē¾ŗapp Play Institute set out to examine the retention 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.
āThe outdoor playground is great for my childās health and important because of the ability to get outside and get fresh air!ā stated an interviewed parent. The research done by the ³¬·²µē¾ŗapp Play Institute shows that 98% of parents found playgrounds to be important and the main reasons are the positive influence on their childrenās 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 the unique products. Parents thereby indicate that for a playground to be attractive 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 ³¬·²µē¾ŗapp Play Instituteās five recommendations for designing attractive playgrounds that on average keep children playing for more than 60 minutes.