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Sibley Park

Mankato, MN USA


Playground Overview

Sibley Park in Mankato, Minnesota, is home to a one-of-a-kind, farmstead-themed destination playground. Two PlayBooster® playstructures look like barns and a silo, brilliant in their traditional red and white colors and featuring plenty of climbing, sliding and exploring adventures. Located next to a small petting zoo, this playspace features realistic-looking chickens, foxes and horses sculpted from Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC). It’s the one time children can climb in with the muddy pigs and not get in trouble. Whimsical field of cornstalk climbers, a wagon seesaw, custom tractor and concrete hay bales compete for the attention of kids ages 2 to 12, making it hard to leave for the day.

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Playground Details

  • Age Ranges

    • 2 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 12 years
  • Design Standards

  • ASTM
  • Installed

  • August 2012
  • Design/CAD Files

  • Min Area Required

  • Total Area: 95' x 78' (28,96 m x 23,77 m)
    5-12 Area 1: 47' x 35' (14,33 m x 10,67 m)
    5-12 Area 2: 46' x 43' (14,02 m x 13,11 m)

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  • Pricing for custom playground equipment varies. For international and exact pricing, please contact your local playground consultant.

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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 a barn themed PlayBooster playground at Sibley Park in Mankato Minnesota.

[video: fade in to a courtyard with large cut stones for sitting next to a fenced in animal enclosure. Camera zooms in slowly to the barn themed playground beyond the white fencing of the animal enclosure, fade out. Fade in to a close-up of a person’s finger as they reach through a fence to pet the top of the head of a pig, fade out. Fade in to two miniature horses as they stand in the corner of a fence enclosure, fade out. Fade in to two farm geese swimming in a pond, fade out. Fade in to a horned goat slowly walking towards the camera, fade out.]

[video: Fade in camera zooming in on a realistic concrete fox statue, fade out. Fade in, a bell rings. Camera focuses on a DigiFuse sign with a chicken drawing that reads: Chicken Coop. Camera pans down a line of concrete steppers painted and shaped like chickens as they feed on the ground, fade out. Fade in to a DigiFuse sign with a drawing of a pig that reads: Pig Pen. Camera switch to slowly zooming out from a large concrete pig statue that looks like it’s playing in a mud puddle. Camera switches to a concrete pig statue that looks like it is sleeping in a mud puddle.]

[video: Fade in to two girls as they climb and sit on two concrete horse statues in front of the barn playground structure. Camera position changes to the other side of the playground where children play on a tractor playground structure that sits in front of the hay bale climber blocks. Two girls go up and down on a wagon designed see saw. Two kids sit with their backs to the camera on the double seat of the tractor playground structure. Camera close-up of the kids as the boy turns the tractor steering wheel.]

[video: a boy walks up to a concrete fox statue and mounts it like a horse. A boy and girl sit on the concrete chicken shaped steppers. Camera close-up of the boy’s legs as he straddles the chicken stepper. Camera switch to a boy sitting on the back of a concrete fox statue. He pats the face of the fox with his hands. A boy and girl sit on the back of a fox statue and smile at the camera. They put an arm around each other’s shoulder and giggle and smile.]

[video: a boy climbs down from the barn playground on a wiggle ladder. A boy climbs down a hay shoot climber while other children play on the hay bale concrete climbers. A boy climbs up on the top of the tractor play structure as a girl sits and pretends to drive the tractor. Close-up of a panel on the tractor play structure with temperature, oil, and fuel gage symbols. Three boys sit on the concrete horse and colt statues. Camera pulls back for a full view of the horse and colt statue with the barn playground behind it. Three boys climb on the horse statue while a group of girls go up and down on the wagon see saw.]

[video: camera switches to a full side view of children walking up to one of the barn playground structures. Close-up of a boy as he climbs up onto the playground from a wiggle ladder. Camera switch to children playing on the tractor play structure. Close-up of a boy spinning the tractor steering wheel. Front view of children climbing in the engine compartment of the tractor play structure. The boy sitting at the driver’s seat of the tractor jumps up and down to make the whole structure bounce.]

[video: elevated view of a group of boys as they climb and play on the concrete pig statues in the pig pen play area. A girl climbs up on the back of one of the pig statues and walks down it’s back to its head. Camera zooms in on the girl’s feet as she walks across the other pig statues. Close-up of a girl’s feet as she jumps from one pig statue to the next. A boy kneels by the face of one of the pig statues, he places his and on the pig’s face and leans down farther to look at the pig’s snout.]

[video: a group of children climb on the corn stock pipe climbers. Close-up of boys as they climb on the corn stock climber. A boy balances on his stomach at the top of a corn stock climbed above the camera. Close-up of a boy’s face as he holds onto a corn stock climber leaf shaped like a handle. Camera pans across the overhead corrugated tin barn playground roofs. A boy climbs up the barn playground wall on foot and hand holds. Camera pans across the lower half of the barn playground area where the fox statue sits next to the chicken coop play area.]

[video: close-up of a boy’s feet as he climbs up the hay shoot climber. Camera pulls back as a girl rushes up the hay shoot climber. Two girls squat down and bounce, they wave their arms like chickens and laugh inside the playground chicken coop play pen.]

Girls: Chicken! Chicken, chicken.

[video: a girl plays at the Ring-a-Bell panel. She rings the different toned bells on the panel. Top down view of a boy and girl as they rush up the playgrounds steps. Camera pans to a girl standing on the playground steps. She smirks at the camera. A boy and girl play at an image panel.]

Boy: You know like, like this brown.

Girl: Yeah.

[video: camera pans across the playground. Children play on the wagon see saw. A group of girls walk over to the hay bale climber. Fade to black.]

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