Quantis® 8.2 - MI - Palmer Park
Video features a Landscape Structures the Quantis 8.2 play structure at Palmer Park in Port Huron Michigan.
[video: video begins with an elevated view of a park play area surrounded by lush green trees. Children play on a figure eight shape play structure as the camera slowly pans forward. Scene switches to a ground view of one of the lower curves of the play structure. Children climb across evenly spaced wide steps made of a belt material stretched between the two large curving post of the structure. The camera follows a girl as she slides down a large curved blue slide coming down off the main structure. Scene switches to children sitting, walking, and jumping on the belted step bridges of the structure. Scene switches as the camera pans the back side of larger more swagged hanging belt climbers with geometrical cut outs. Children climb on triangular climbers hung by ropes from the play structure. A crowd claps in the background. The camera pans around the play structure as children’s hands and feet can be seen climbing and playing all around. Scene switches to a woman as she stands near the large play structure full of children. White text slides into the lower left corner of the screen reading: Melanie Chandler, Co-Supervisor, Port Huron Recreation Department. Melanie speaks to the camera.]
Melanie: It has been phenomenal success. The parks been more full of children then it’s ever been before.
Melanie voiceover: When it went in people drove by and asked if we were putting in a roller coaster. They couldn’t understand what it was. Even when you come out and look at it. We were king of wondering wow, ok. What exactly is it, is it a figure eight? It’s infinity. It’s ninja warrior for kids. It’s all of that. And I looked at it and I thought this is going to be huge. And it’s so much more than we thought.
[video: the camera pans the structure as children climb on ropes and belt climbers and the curved post of the structure. Camera switches to a view up through a tightly woven net as children climb all over. Camera switches to a slightly elevated view of one of the curves of the structure with the evenly space belted steps. The camera pans around the curve as children play on the belted steps and transfer to the other rope climbers and net climbers. View switches to a panning away bird’s eye view fulling showing the unique figure eight shape of the play structure. Children play all over the structure. Scene switches as boy runs and jumps from belt step to belt step around the curve of the structure. Scene switches to a view through the long “U” shaped hanging belt loop steps as a boy swings back and forth on the last step. Scene switches as a boy swings from a curved hand hold on the top curve of the structure. Camera switches to an overhead panning view of the play structure. A large group of children play all over the structure. Scene switches to a woman as she speaks to someone off camera with the play structure blurred in the background. White text slides into the lower left corner of the screen reading: Pauline Repp, Mayor, Port Heron Michigan.]
Pauline: Well, I have to say the playground is wonderful. As you can see behind me with all the kids playing on it. How much they enjoy it. I even brought my own grandchildren up here and they just did not want to go home.
Pauline voiceover: Well as we all know during Covid, people I think had a new appreciation for going outside, doing outside activities. So, the fact that we have this along with everything else we have in our park for families, is really a plus for our community. It draws people here. I think that quality of life is one of those things that draws people to a community to live.
[video: children fun and play on the many play activities of the play structure. Camera view switches to a full elevated view of the play structure with a slow pan to the left. Scene switches to a view up at the crisscrossed ropes of the upper level of the structure. Children can walk across the gird layout of ropes from the separately placed foot pods. Two boys climb and lay on a large circular swing hanging from the top level of the play structure. Scene switches to a view of the downward slope of the structure as children walk down the grid laid out ropes. Scene switches as the camera pans the play structure as parents and children play together. Camera switches toa focused view of a tighter grid layout of ropes with square port holes for climbing up and down to the different levels of the structure. Camera briefly switches back to Pauline as she speaks. The camera follows a young girl as she climbs up onto the top grid of ropes. Scene switches a view just beyond the sidewalk that circles around the entire play structure. Children run and play all around while parents stand by and watch. Scene switches to a view of a girl as she jumps and climbs up onto a large wide belt step. Scene switches as the camera pans up a close-up of a climbing net following a girl’s feet as she climbs up to the top level of the structure. A girl stops to talk to the camera.]
Girl: I like how it’s like ninja warrior.
[video: children climb all over the nets on the structure. A boy walks across the long hanging “U” shaped belt steps. A second girl speaks to the camera.]
Girl 2: I’m seven, so I’ve been practicing. That means I’m really good at climbing so I like playing here.
[video: a girl sits on a suspended climber as she speaks to the camera.]
Girl 3: My favorite thing is the slide.
[video: scene switches to the girl as she rides down the large blue curved slide. A fourth girl tells the camera about the play structure.]
Girl 4: When your on the net it’s like your floating in the air. And I feel like I can fly!
[video: a boy closing looks into the camera lens.]
Boy: The best playground ever.
[video: a fifth girl talks about her favorite thing about the playground.]
Girl 5: Because there’s lots of things, and I like heights a lot.
[video: a girl stands on a curved play panel with geometric shape cut outs. The camera pans from her legs up to her smiling face. Two boys climb from suspended large circular swings from the top level of the play structure. A boy lens out while handing from the play structure. He smiles at the camera. A girl hugs a rope as she smiles and waves to the camera. Two more girls hanging and holding on to vertical ropes smile at the camera. A boy gives the camera two thumbs up while smiling. The camera pans around a panel as a boy in a red shirt peaks around a corner, he smiles at the camera. Screen quickly goes completely white. A black vertical line appears in the center of the screen. The Penchura logo side out to the right of the line. Then the Landscape Structures logo slides out to the left of the line. Text fades in below both logos reading: For a better tomorrow we play today. Screen fades to black and video ends.]