Sepulveda Recreation Center
Panorama City, CA USA
Sepulveda Recreation Center offers a unique play experience thanks to the partnership of Shane's Inspiration, Landscape Structures and Too Small to Fail. Children and their families or caregivers are prompted to talk about what they see at the playground. This playground is the first to feature Too Small to Fail's "Talking is Teaching" campaign. In addition to the signage, kids of all ages and abilities will stay engaged with the themed playground designs. A train-themed playground was included for kids ages 2 to 5, while an airport-themed play structure was designed for 5- to 12-year-olds. Even more, freestanding components like the ZipKrooz®, OmniSpin® spinner and Oodle® Swing deliver more play opportunities for all visitors.
- 2 to 5 Years
- 5 to 12 years
- June 2015
Min Area Required
56' x 47' (17,07 m x 14,33 m)
- Project Price Range
Pricing for custom playground equipment varies. For international and exact pricing, please contact your local playground consultant.
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- About Color
Color is an important decision, and our playgrounds are available in many color options. Use our carefully curated palettes or work with our design team to create your own color combination. Contact your local playground consultant to learn more.
Playground products shown in video may not be appropriate for every age group. Playsystems shown in video are for demonstration purposes only. Product configurations may vary.
Video features Sepulveda Recreation Center’s “Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing” themed playground in Panorama City in California.
[video: fade into a sign on a chain-link fence with the Shane’s Inspiration logo. The Shane's Inspiration logo is made of an orange circle surrounding a white circle with a green sideways S shape with two smaller orange circles above the shape. Green text below read: Shane's. Orange text below reads: Inspiration. Green text below reads: Building Common Ground.]
[video: next to the Shane’s Inspiration logo is a green circle with an image of two girls kneeling and hugging a girl in a wheelchair as they all smile. Scene switches to a close-up of the top of a SmartPlay roof with a Permalene sign reading: Train Depot. Scene switches to a view of a playground Permalene panel with music notes and reading: Ring-a-Bell.]
[video: scene switches to a view across a playground to a spinning hypnosis spiral design Color Splash panel. Scene switch to a close-up of a play structure roof designed like a passenger train car roof. Scene fades to black and back into a drone flying view as children and families play at the train themed playground below. Scene switches to a woman a she speaks to the camera standing by a Talking is Teaching learning DigiFuse playground panel. Onscreen text reads: Tiffany Harris Shane’s Inspiration.]
Tiffany: I’m Tiffany Harrison I’m the co-founder and CEO of Shane’s Inspiration. And we are so proud to be partnering with a Clinton Foundation, Too Small to Fail, Next Generation, and Landscape Structures.
Tiffany voiceover: On Play time is talk time playgrounds. We open the first Sepulveda Recreation Center on July 11, 2015 and it’s the first playground to exist actually that has the talking is teaching panels.
[video: camera pans across the Shane’s Inspiration playground as children play on the train themed playground. Scene switch to the camera going in and out of focus as a boy slides down a playground slide. Scene switch to the view of a boys back as he reaches to touch a Talking is Teaching DigiFuse panel. The camera pans up as the boy listens to a woman as she points and reads the panel. Camera pulls back to show the boy and the woman as they look at a Talking is Teaching panel written in Spanish. Scene switches to a close-up of a Permalene panel with a train schedule with arrival times. Scene switch to a top down view of a boy kneeling at a Sign Language alphabet learning panel. Scene switches to a view across the playground of two girls eating at a store front panel designed like train station ticket booth. The girls eat a snack on the shelf of the panel. Scene switches to a woman patting the back of a girl seated in a wheelchair touches one of the DigiFuse Talking is Teaching panel. Scene switches back as Tiffany continues to speak to the camera.]
Tiffany: Our campaign will be focused on educating parents about the-
Tiffany voiceover: importance of talking reading and singing to their children and what better place than to talk read and sing in a play time when you’re playing with your child.
[video: a woman kneels at a Talking is Teaching DigiFuse panel as she points to a cartoon image of a train conductor to a young girl. Scene switches to a view across the playground to a wheelchair accessible playground ramp with circular Permalene panels reading: All Aboard! Let’s count the Wheels.]
[video: scene switches to a view of a DigiFuse Talking is Teaching train themed panel. Scene switches as the camera pulls back away from a circular orange Permalene panel on the side barrier of a playground ramp reading: What sounds do you hear?]
[video: Scene switches to a circular green Permalene panel reading: My favorite part of the train is…]
[video: scene switches back to Tiffany as she finishes speaking to the camera. Scene switches to a mother pointing and reading one of the circular Permalene panels to her young son.]
Mother: What color are the steps?
[video: the mother and son turn around to a line of pod steppers and begin saying the colors of the steps. The mother lifts her son onto the steps and they say each color of the step as he walks across them.]
Mother: This orange, green. Orange, green, orange, and green.
[video: the boy reaches the last pod stepper and steps up onto the playground. The mother cheers for her son. Scene switch to a view across the playground as a woman kneels at a DigiFuse Talking is Teaching train themed panel and points and reads to a group of children. Camera close-up of a side view of a young girl as she adjusts her hair behind her ear while looking at the Talking is Teaching panel. Fade to black and back into a baby girl crawling towards the camera. Fade to black and back into a close-up of a boy holding onto a Woody doll. Fade to black and back into a close-up of a boy as he smiles at the camera. Fade to black and fade back into a close-up of a baby girls face as she looks around the playground. Screen fades to white as the Landscape Structures logo fades to the center of the screen. Read text appears below the logo reading: Better playgrounds. Better World.]
We offer the widest range of park and playground equipment to promote healthy lifestyles, encourage skill-building and create unique outdoor experiences. From our playsystems and freestanding playground components to themed designs, site furnishings and more, we’ll help you create a recreation space that welcomes your whole community.
Play Systems featured in this Playground
Ages 5 to 12 Years
The PlayBooster® playground structure, the original post-and-clamp system, combines exciting ground-level components with climbing events and overhead activities for kids ages 5 to 12. The PlayBooster family includes the interconnected cables of Netplex®, the contemporary Vibe®, the nature-inspired Tree House and the double-decker PlayOdyssey® Tower.
Product Categories featured in this Playground
Ages 2 to 12
Freestanding Play events add fun and excitement to new and existing playgrounds! Revitalize your current playground or create a playground design that’s completely unique using Freestanding Play components for kids ages 2 to 5 and 5 to 12.
Landscape Structures' SkyWays® division based in Dallas, Texas, is dedicated to shade structures.
Choose from two types of shade products that provide cool and reliable shade for any play, rest and activity: SkyWays offer the largest break from the sun, and CoolToppers® connect to our PlayBooster® playstructures. Designed to block up to 97 percent of UV rays and keep playground temperatures up to 30 degrees cooler on the hottest of days.
Play Styles featured in this Playground
We can help you create playground designs unique to your community! Everything in our custom design process is driven by your goals and ideas. Together, we’ll create a destination playground that’s as individual as your imagination!
We believe all kids are created equal. That’s why we create play environments using inclusive playground equipment that welcome kids and families of all abilities to learn, play and grow together. Our playgrounds feature activities that are age and developmentally appropriate, sensory stimulating and universally designed.
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