The Importance of Parks in the Community


Three Reasons Why Playgrounds and Open Spaces Are Important to Communities

Public open spaces and playgrounds are becoming an ever more important asset to children and local communities across the UK. They are frequently used as the community’s heart. Regardless of size, they are wonderful gathering areas for neighbours and friends (especially when there is sunshine)

Create a sense of belonging

Parks and playgrounds can promote a sense of community. They are appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds and instilling pride in the community in which they live. Whether it’s a community day, a national celebration, or just a trip to the park, they provide a space for people who might not otherwise meet or interact to connect and grow lasting relationships.

Because councils no longer have the resources to maintain playgrounds, they are increasingly becoming the responsibility of local communities. Summer fairs, duck races, and bake sales all help to raise funds for playground equipment. They are enjoyable, bring communities together, and raise awareness of the cause.

Spaces for everyone

Playgrounds and open spaces are among the most welcoming community places. They are accessible to the whole community no matter age or ability creating social equality throughout the community. All children should have access to play as it’s such an important of part their development. Inclusive playground equipment provides parallel play and social opportunities. The addition of inclusive elements to your playground, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the ability of children to play together.

Wellness

According to a national survey conducted by the University of Reading, free-to-access public playgrounds are the most popular places for children to play. Playdale draws inspiration from all forms of play. Maintaining a level of fitness as an adult, whether through aerobic exercise or participation in a team sport, is critical to health and general well-being. For both adults and children, public open spaces and playgrounds provide plenty of fresh air and places to let off steam.

For children, playground equipment provides a wealth of learning opportunities. Playing on the equipment benefits them socially, emotionally, imaginatively, and physically. Engaging in physical exercise not only doesn’t feel like exercise! It strengthens children’s bodies, improves balance, develops gross and fine motor skills and boosts their confidence.

Here at Playdale we recognise the importance of community playgrounds and are proud to offer a wide range of playground and fitness equipment to help you design the perfect playground and bring communities together. We can assist you at every stage of the process, from initial concepts and funding advice to after-sales and maintenance. We are here to support you and to provide you with a play area that will provide you with lasting memories for many years to come. Request a copy of our new 2022 catalogue today to get started.


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