MN - French Regional Park
After nearly 30 years, it was time for this park to replace a much-loved play structure. The goal: To maintain the integrity of the original all-wood-and cargo-net design, then raise it to new heights literally. A 28-foot tower greets park-goers and offers kids a choose-your-own-path climb into the treetops. An eye-catching mix of real wood and recycled wood-grain lumber along with a generous supply of belting and nets echoes the park’s history while upping the play value for a whole new generation—and now welcomes kids and parents of all abilities.
[video: overhead view of structure shows playground full of cargo nets and recycled plastic lumber. The camera pans between various playground highlights including cargo netting climbers, play panels, slides, and plenty of climbing features connected throughout with climbers and ramps.]
[video: A young girl climbs up a net. Scene switches to two young kids swinging on the Friendship Swing, which features two seats that face each other so people may socialize while swinging.]
Young Girl 1: I like that there's a lot of climbing apparatuses on the playground.
Man 1: The nets are unique, you know? They've always been unique. I used to come here as a kid.
[video: pans to kids sitting and playing in the cargo net.]
Man voiceover: They revamped it and kind of kept the old style, but made it newer you know?
[video: kids climb through netting crawl tunnel, and down a climber.]
Young Boy 1: I'm going down! [video: young boy 1 slides down a roller slide.]
Young Girl 2: It has a bunch of... climbing stuff in it. Holes, and windows, and bars, and ropes.
[video: young boy climbs down net climbing path into a recycled plastic lumber "fort". Camera shows interior of fort, featuring various circular windows.]
[video: scene switches through kids climbing down nets, and on various grab bars into the structure.]
Young Boy 2: Basically, I like doing rope stuff.
Woman: So, it's nice they have more solid structures for kids of all ages to climb on. [video: toddler climbs around 2-5 play structure.]
[video: overhead view shows entirety of structure with various slides extruding from it. Scene switches to two young kids smiling and waving to camera. Switches back to overhead view and zooms out as the scene fades into the Landscape Structures logo.]