Playgrounds can include many types of materials. Most commonly, commercial play structures (attached play events) are made from galvanized steel or aluminum for the posts, steel for the decks, rotomolded plastic for slides and roofs, and other materials, such as Permalene® for play panels.
Galvanized steel used on Landscape Structures playground equipment has gone through a chemical process to keep it from corroding. The steel gets coated in layers of zinc because rust won't attack this protected metal.
Anodizing, or anodising, is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal playground parts. Anodizing increases corrosion resistance and wear resistance and provides better adhesion for paint primers and glues than bare metal. It also makes the Mobius® Climber rust-free and "grippy" and refracts sunlight to stay cooler all summer long.
Built to stand up to extreme demands, vandal-resistant SteelX® roofs and playground components offer a heavy-duty product option. Made of 14-gauge steel, pieces are laser-cut, then galvanized and powdercoated to provide protection against weather, corrosion and fire.
We use only high-quality, architectural-grade, super-durable TGIC polyester powdercoat paints on our playground structures. This specially formulated, corrosion-resistant coating—plus our five-step wash-and-paint process—ensure optimum UV stability and gloss retention and a rugged, long-lasting finish.
Our ProShield™ finish resists cracking, chipping, flaking and UV fading. It's the toughest finish yet and lasts substantially longer than traditional powdercoating. It’s available on every Landscape Structures powdercoated playground product.
CableCore® climbing cable material has a durable, UV-stabilized, easy-on-the-hands polyurethane coating surrounding a super-strong, aircraft-grade, galvanized steel core. It has a soft and sturdy surface.
GFRC is used to create our playground Natural Climbers. Unlike fiberglass, GFRC’s rugged, rock-like texture is extremely durable and even hardens over time. Won’t burn, splinter or crumble, and is UV stable. The finish is non-toxic and acid-free.
Beveled s-clamps offer beveled ends to provide a tight, refined look and minimize edge reveal, so climbers, bouncers and swings are more comfortable and safe.
Textured-polyester resin handgrips and footholds are UV stable and large enough to ensure secure grips, just like the climbing walls at the gym.
The torsion-powered spring mechanism maintains the proper balance of bouncy fun and controlled motion on Landscape Structures playground seesaws and riders. No more bottoming out on the ground.
Recycled planks are used mostly in benches for parks and playgrounds, and are created from ¾" thick post-consumer high-density polyethylene (HDPE) material to prevent warping in direct sun.
The 10"-diameter steel columns used on HealthBeat™ outdoor fitness equipment provide sturdy structural attachment points. Columns are zinc plated and powdercoated to give extra corrosion protection. Stainless steel brackets are welded to the columns and are combined with clear-coated cast aluminum covers to provide smooth, durable connections.
Used on HealthBeat™ outdoor fitness stations and tested to one million cycles, the hydraulic cylinder offers six levels of bi-directional resistance. It features a 7/8"-diameter shaft made of carbon steel with a hard, chrome-plated finish and a 2 ¾"-diameter housing. Oil impregnated bronze bushings are featured on all wear surfaces.