Birchview Elementary School - Venti®

Plymouth, MN USA

Playground Details

Age Ranges

  • 5 to 12 years

Play Styles

Product Lines/ Categories

Min Area Required

  • 46' x 40' (14,02 m x 12,19 m)

Max Fall Height

  • 87" (2,21 m)

Design Standards

astm
Contact your consultant to verify that this playground design meets current design standard requirements or to modify for other design standards.

Price Range (USD)
$40K-$60K

Pricing reflects only the equipment shown in the 3D render above in USD. Freight, brokerage, exchange rates, etc. not included. For international and exact pricing, please contact your local playground consultant.
Contact Your Consultant

Ages 5-12 yrs

For more information about items included in this playground
Contact Your Consultant

Designed for kids ages 5 to 12, Venti® packs 20 exciting activities into its compact size. Nets, slides, belts and climbers provide challenges that promote physical development and strategic thinking, while also creating hangouts where kids can take a break and connect with others. With multiple entry points and so much to do, this Smart Play® playstructure can accommodate a whole class at once!

Bringing play and design into the 21st Century

Built in 1969, Birchview Elementary School recently went through a remodel to bring its design aesthetic into the 21st Century. Along with the updates to both the inside and outside of the building was the installation of a new, more modern-looking playground structure.

“The design of the new playground enhanced the look of the building’s modern aesthetic,” said Sam Fredrickson, principal of Birchview Elementary School. “Plus, we were able to pick colors to tie into the colors that are found inside and out of the school.”

Smart Design

“When we were choosing equipment, a big consideration for us was how many kids could fit on the playground,” explained Sam. “During recesses, we could have as many as 100 kids on the playground.”

A playground with a modern aesthetic that accommodates an entire classroom? The obvious choice was Smart Play®: Venti®. And after Sam and his committee all agreed, they presented it to the school district and PTA to get their buy in.

The fact that Smart Play: Venti packs 20 activities—from nets and slides to belts and climbers—into its design was seen as a major advantage to the school district and PTA. Even more, they loved that the compact size required less space and surfacing material than typical playgrounds.

Smart Play: Venti, designed for kids ages 5 to 12, is not only designed using a smart use of materials, but it provides challenges that promote physical development and strategic thinking. And with multiple hangout spots, students can take a break and connect with their classmates.

Play Activities for All Ages and Abilities

The Smart Play: Venti playstructure was open to students in October 2015, and was met with a lot of excitement. And since its opening, the new playground has been a hit with kindergarteners to students in grade 5.

“The anticipation for the new playground was great! The students used the nearby net structure as stadium seating to watch the demo of existing equipment as well as the installation of the new playground.” Sam Fredrickson Principal, Birchview Elementary School

“The Smart Play structure is definitely getting more play than the older equipment,” explained Lisa Rocca, paraprofessional at Birchview Elementary School. “The younger students are really getting the hang of the activities, and the older kids are still finding new ways to use the equipment.”

With 20 activities found throughout the Smart Play: Venti playstructure, students of all ages and abilities can find something they enjoy. The favorites that are emerging after nearly a full school year of play are the Cargo Net, Belt Hammock, Square Loop Incline Climber and Double Swoosh™ Poly Slide.

Even the students with special needs are able to play among their peers on the Smart Play structure.

“There are definitely more options for the students with special needs,” said Sarah Markham, special education paraprofessional at Birchview Elementary School. “Students with mobility devices still require some assistance, but they are able to access various activities. And students with developmental disabilities have found unique ways to use the activities to fit their needs.”

Choices for Play and Learning

The playground has been open since October 2015, and the feedback from the school and surrounding community has all been positive.

“The playground has become who we are,” said Sam. “People are always using it—during school hours, after hours and on the weekends.”

Even more, Sam has noticed that the Smart Play: Venti playstructure is getting played with differently.

“The playground offers many more choices for play,” explained Sam. “And offering more choices for the students is playing out inside as well. We’re looking at a whole host of ways to bring variety to the students’ days.”

Installed: October 2015

Our color palettes offer a range of options to customize your projects

Colors

Our state of the art materials make our playgrounds stand out.

Colors

We’ve created a global network of local playground experts to be at your side, every step of the way. With an average of 20 years of experience, our playground consultants are knowledgeable and personable. They will guide you through product pricing and specifications, customization, financing options, community builds, on-time deliveries, maintenance, finding replacement parts, and service questions.

Playground consultant for this project

Flagship Recreation
11123 Upper 33rd St N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Phone 763-550-7860
info@flagshipplay.com
www.flagshipplay.com

Find a Playground Consultant Near You

Contact Your Consultant

Related Playgrounds & Designs

Elevated view of a play area set next to a grey building. Children play on three separate play structures colored in lime green and yellow.
Age Ranges:
6 to 23 months, 2 to 5 years
Price Range (USD):
$40K-$60K
Faye Carr Park Ripley Australia featuring three rocket-shaped tower play structures for 5 to 12.  In addition a Cube play structure for kids ages 2 to 5, and to round out this play environment, a double ZipKrooz®, Global Motion®, We-saw™.
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$200K-$500K+
Children play on a playground of two towers with an elevated connecting crawl tunnel in an urban setting. Families sit under a large shade sail in the background to the left.
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$200K-$500K+
School children wearing school uniforms play on castle-themed playground structure. Childcare-aged children play on three playhouse structures colored red, tangerine and blue.
Age Ranges:
6 to 23 months, 2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$200K-$500K+
Green playground with tall net structure that has a silo type roof and tall posts shaped like wheat stalks. Double green slide in front with open grass and a few trees in the background.
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$200K-$500K+
Elevated view of a play area with multiple farm themed play structures. One structure is designed like a red barn while another a green tractor.
Age Ranges:
6 to 23 months, 2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$200K-$500K+
Parents play with their kids on the swings at Reservoir Park.
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$140K-$160K
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years
Price Range (USD):
$100K-$120K
Elevated view of a community park with a cloud and wind themed playground on the left and a space themed splash pad on the right.
Age Ranges:
5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$80K-$100K
PlayBooster® Netplex® playstructure for ages 5 to 12. Smart Play design for kids 2 to 5, the Motion play structure.
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$120K-$140K
Coahoma County Youth Outreach Clarksdale, MS
Age Ranges:
5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$40K-$60K
Kids playing on SmartPlay and PlayBooster structures. Two kids play on the swings.
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$40K-$60K
Elevated view of a large play area with a inclusive accessible play structure surrounded by multiple wheelchair accessible spinners and swings.
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$200K-$500K+
Elevated view of a circular play area with playground a secondary rectangular play area with fitness obstacle course equipment and a inclusive baseball field for all abilities.
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years
Price Range (USD):
$200K-$500K+
Large playspace that includes tall climbing net structures for older kids and a play house themed playstructure for younger kids. Playspace includes blue surfacing and fall leave colors in the background.
Age Ranges:
2 to 5 years, 5 to 12 years
Price Range (USD):
$200K-$500K+
}