Need A New Community Activity Center? Choose A Concrete Playground! Here Are 2 Options

If you are in charge of parks and recreation and there's a need for more activities in your community, consider building a concrete playground. Here are two ideas and how to determine which would be most suitable for your community. 

Form a Committee

Form a committee to include parents, youth leaders, skating enthusiasts, and youth. Community involvement in this way can help bring together various ideas, of course, but you may find that the community might take more pride in the splash pad and/or skate park, especially the youth. Ask them which type of concrete playground they would like to see developed and what types of features they'd appreciate in the one they choose. This will also give you a beginning point for contractors to assess the costs of concrete supplies and the work that will be involved in bringing the concrete playground to fruition. 

Choose a concrete playground

A Skate Park 

A skate park can keep children and adventurous adults entertained by providing them a safe location where they can roller blade, roller skate, or skate board. This can be a way to keep the youth of your community from skating on streets and in parking lots.

Concrete is a perfect material to make skate parks with because it can be formed into many different shapes and angles, some of which may seem to defy gravity.  For the most enjoyment, the surface of the features in a skate park should be smooth, which can be done by dry grinding and wet rubbing. 

A Splash Pad

A splash pad is like a mini water park. It is a concrete pad with various sprinklers and other features, such as large buckets that tip over to send a cascade of water onto people below. It uses a water filtration and circulation system, which would be installed underneath the splash pad with a drainage system. A concrete splash pad will allow children of all ages in your community to stay cool during the hot summer months.

The risk of drowning is minimal, since very little water accumulates on the surface of the splash pad. The concrete splash pad will have drains and raised edges to keep the water contained within the splash pad, which will help keep the surrounding area from turning into a mud pit. The concrete can be stamped or coated with a non-slip paint to prevent slipping and falling. The concrete contractor you hire for the job will be able to get these supplies from his or her concrete supplier.