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Birchview Elementary School - Venti®

Plymouth, MN USA

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Playground Overview

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!


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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 the freestanding Smart Play Venti play structures.

[video: scene fades into an overhead view of the modern styled Smart Play Venti play structure as children play all around. A blue color overlays the scene. White text appears in the center of the screen reading: Smart Play®: Venti™ by Landscape Structures.]

[video: camera views across a parking lot to children playing all over a Venti playground. The camera zooms in slightly as the children continue to play. Screen switches to a still image with a blue overlay of two boys peeking through the square cut out foot holds of the Vertical Panel Climber. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Venti - / |ven(t)ē/.]

[video: new white text appears in the middle of the screen reading: From the Italian word “venti” meaning “twenty.”]

[video: A crowd of children play all over the play structure. Screen switches to a still image with a blue overlay of children playing on the TightRope bridge. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: What does Venti mean to us?]

[video: a girl holds onto an angled railing as slides down by her arms. A boy climbs up the Belt Bridge behind the girl. Two girls jump up and down on the central cargo net. Screen switches to a still image with a blue overlay of two girls sitting on the Belt Hammock underneath the play structure. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Venti or 20 play activities packed into one accessible playstructure!]

[video: a girl runs up the Belted Bridge on the Venti play structure. A banner appears to the left of the Belted Bridge with a white circle with a blue outline with a number one in the center of it. The banner reads: Belt Bridge.]

[video: camera view switches to a view up the Belt Bridge as a child’s feet walk up to the play structure. Scene switches to a full view of the Venti playground. A girl slides down a small slide. A banner appears to the right of the slide with a white circle with a blue outline with a number two in the center of it. The banner reads: Single Poly Slide.]

[video: A girl climbs up a vertical wall climber next to the single poly slide. The climber has different sized square foot hold cut outs for climbing. A banner appears at the bottom of the climber with a white circle with a blue outline with a number three in the center of it. The banner reads: Vertical Panel Climber.]

[video: children play all around on the playground as a girl rides down a fire pole. A banner appears to the left of the girl as she slides. A white circle with a blue outline with a number four in the center of it appears. The banner reads: Fire Pole.]

[video: camera views to girls as they trance their finger on a maze panel. A banner appears in the upper left corner of the maze panel with a white circle with a blue outline with a number five in the center of it. The banner reads: Panel Maze.]

[video: and girl smiles and pushes her face closely to the camera filling the entire screen. Scene switches to a full view of the play structure as children climb and play all over. Two boys climb up a wood plank ladder onto the Venti playground. A banner appears at the bottom of the climber with a white circle with a blue outline with a number six in the center of it. The banner reads: Wood Plank Ladder.]

[video: the camera follows a girl as she climbs up a metal climber up to the cargo net bridge. A banner appears at the bottom of the climber with a white circle with a blue outline with a number seven in the center of it. The banner reads: Square Loop Vertical Climber.]

[video: a boy swings across uniquely square shaped handles of the overhead monkey bars. A banner appears in the bottom left of the screen with a white circle with a blue outline with a number eight in the center of it. The banner reads: Windowpane Overhead Ladder.]

[video: camera focuses on a girl’s feet as she walks across the central cargo net of the play structure. A banner appears just above the girl’s right foot with a white circle with a blue outline with a number nine in the center of it. The banner reads: Cargo Net.]

[video: Top down view of two girls as the walk across the Inclined Cable Walk bridge. One of the girls excitedly smiles and waves to the camera. A banner appears in the middle of the screen with a white circle with a blue outline with a number ten in the center of it. The banner reads: Inclined Cable Walk.]

[video: camera switches to a side view of the large double playground slide as two girls slide down together. A banner appears in the bottom of the slide with a white circle with a blue outline with a number eleven in the center of it. The banner reads: Double Swoosh Poly Slide.]

[video: Camera switches to a front view of the slide as the girls laugh and smile as they slide down towards the camera. Scene switches to a close-up of a girl as she climbs up a wood plank ladder as two boys hang off the left side of the climber. A banner appears just to the right of the girl’s knee with a white circle with a blue outline with a number twelve in the center of it. The banner reads: Cabin Climber.]

[video: the camera pans up from a girl’s feet to her face while she stands on the disc of a rope climber. A banner appears to the right of the girl with a white circle with a blue outline with a number thirteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Swiggle Stix.]

[scene switches to a top down view of the Cabin Climber and a girl climbing up a stepper with square shaped metal steps. Two banners appear on screen. One banner appears next to the Cabin Climber with a white circle with a blue outline with a number fourteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Cabin Seating Area.]

[video: the second banner appears at the bottom of the metal stepper with a blue outline with a number fifteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Square Loop Incline Climber.]

[video: a full aerial view of the of children playing on the Smart Play Venti playground. Two banners appear on screen. One banner appears next to a tight rope bridge with a white circle with a blue outline with a number sixteen in the center of it. The banner reads: TightRope.]

[video: the second banner appears next to some square shaped steppers leading from the Windowpane Overhead Ladder to the TightRope Bridge. A white circle appears with a blue outline with a number seventeen in the center of it. The banner reads: Cabin Seating Area.]

[video: a boy hangs from an overhead bar swinging his legs back and forth. A banner appears by the boy’s legs with a white circle with a blue outline with a number eighteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Chinning Bar.]

[video: camera switches to a full elevated view of the Venti playground as children play all around. A banner appears next to a bar coming off the support post of the TightRope Bridge. A white circle appears to the right of the bar with a blue outline with a number nineteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Turning Bar.]

[video: camera focuses on two girls as they sit on the Belted Hammock underneath the playground structure. A banner appears above the girl’s heads with a blue outline with a number twenty in the center of it. The banner reads: Belt Hammock.]

 [video: one of the girls turns and smiles to the camera as the other girl ties her shoe. Screen switches to a still image with a blue overlay overlooking children playing on the central cargo net. White text appears in the center of the screen reading: Better playgrounds. Better world.®]

[video: The Landscape Structures logo appears in the middle of the screen. The Landscape Structures logo is made of a ribbon shape undulated above the text Landscape Structures.]

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A Modern Design for All

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.”

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 the freestanding Smart Play Venti play structures.

[video: scene fades into an overhead view of the modern styled Smart Play Venti play structure as children play all around. A blue color overlays the scene. White text appears in the center of the screen reading: Smart Play®: Venti™ by Landscape Structures.]

[video: camera views across a parking lot to children playing all over a Venti playground. The camera zooms in slightly as the children continue to play. Screen switches to a still image with a blue overlay of two boys peeking through the square cut out foot holds of the Vertical Panel Climber. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Venti - / |ven(t)ē/.]

[video: new white text appears in the middle of the screen reading: From the Italian word “venti” meaning “twenty.”]

[video: A crowd of children play all over the play structure. Screen switches to a still image with a blue overlay of children playing on the TightRope bridge. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: What does Venti mean to us?]

[video: a girl holds onto an angled railing as slides down by her arms. A boy climbs up the Belt Bridge behind the girl. Two girls jump up and down on the central cargo net. Screen switches to a still image with a blue overlay of two girls sitting on the Belt Hammock underneath the play structure. White text appears in the middle of the screen reading: Venti or 20 play activities packed into one accessible playstructure!]

[video: a girl runs up the Belted Bridge on the Venti play structure. A banner appears to the left of the Belted Bridge with a white circle with a blue outline with a number one in the center of it. The banner reads: Belt Bridge.]

[video: camera view switches to a view up the Belt Bridge as a child’s feet walk up to the play structure. Scene switches to a full view of the Venti playground. A girl slides down a small slide. A banner appears to the right of the slide with a white circle with a blue outline with a number two in the center of it. The banner reads: Single Poly Slide.]

[video: A girl climbs up a vertical wall climber next to the single poly slide. The climber has different sized square foot hold cut outs for climbing. A banner appears at the bottom of the climber with a white circle with a blue outline with a number three in the center of it. The banner reads: Vertical Panel Climber.]

[video: children play all around on the playground as a girl rides down a fire pole. A banner appears to the left of the girl as she slides. A white circle with a blue outline with a number four in the center of it appears. The banner reads: Fire Pole.]

[video: camera views to girls as they trance their finger on a maze panel. A banner appears in the upper left corner of the maze panel with a white circle with a blue outline with a number five in the center of it. The banner reads: Panel Maze.]

[video: and girl smiles and pushes her face closely to the camera filling the entire screen. Scene switches to a full view of the play structure as children climb and play all over. Two boys climb up a wood plank ladder onto the Venti playground. A banner appears at the bottom of the climber with a white circle with a blue outline with a number six in the center of it. The banner reads: Wood Plank Ladder.]

[video: the camera follows a girl as she climbs up a metal climber up to the cargo net bridge. A banner appears at the bottom of the climber with a white circle with a blue outline with a number seven in the center of it. The banner reads: Square Loop Vertical Climber.]

[video: a boy swings across uniquely square shaped handles of the overhead monkey bars. A banner appears in the bottom left of the screen with a white circle with a blue outline with a number eight in the center of it. The banner reads: Windowpane Overhead Ladder.]

[video: camera focuses on a girl’s feet as she walks across the central cargo net of the play structure. A banner appears just above the girl’s right foot with a white circle with a blue outline with a number nine in the center of it. The banner reads: Cargo Net.]

[video: Top down view of two girls as the walk across the Inclined Cable Walk bridge. One of the girls excitedly smiles and waves to the camera. A banner appears in the middle of the screen with a white circle with a blue outline with a number ten in the center of it. The banner reads: Inclined Cable Walk.]

[video: camera switches to a side view of the large double playground slide as two girls slide down together. A banner appears in the bottom of the slide with a white circle with a blue outline with a number eleven in the center of it. The banner reads: Double Swoosh Poly Slide.]

[video: Camera switches to a front view of the slide as the girls laugh and smile as they slide down towards the camera. Scene switches to a close-up of a girl as she climbs up a wood plank ladder as two boys hang off the left side of the climber. A banner appears just to the right of the girl’s knee with a white circle with a blue outline with a number twelve in the center of it. The banner reads: Cabin Climber.]

[video: the camera pans up from a girl’s feet to her face while she stands on the disc of a rope climber. A banner appears to the right of the girl with a white circle with a blue outline with a number thirteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Swiggle Stix.]

[scene switches to a top down view of the Cabin Climber and a girl climbing up a stepper with square shaped metal steps. Two banners appear on screen. One banner appears next to the Cabin Climber with a white circle with a blue outline with a number fourteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Cabin Seating Area.]

[video: the second banner appears at the bottom of the metal stepper with a blue outline with a number fifteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Square Loop Incline Climber.]

[video: a full aerial view of the of children playing on the Smart Play Venti playground. Two banners appear on screen. One banner appears next to a tight rope bridge with a white circle with a blue outline with a number sixteen in the center of it. The banner reads: TightRope.]

[video: the second banner appears next to some square shaped steppers leading from the Windowpane Overhead Ladder to the TightRope Bridge. A white circle appears with a blue outline with a number seventeen in the center of it. The banner reads: Cabin Seating Area.]

[video: a boy hangs from an overhead bar swinging his legs back and forth. A banner appears by the boy’s legs with a white circle with a blue outline with a number eighteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Chinning Bar.]

[video: camera switches to a full elevated view of the Venti playground as children play all around. A banner appears next to a bar coming off the support post of the TightRope Bridge. A white circle appears to the right of the bar with a blue outline with a number nineteen in the center of it. The banner reads: Turning Bar.]

[video: camera focuses on two girls as they sit on the Belted Hammock underneath the playground structure. A banner appears above the girl’s heads with a blue outline with a number twenty in the center of it. The banner reads: Belt Hammock.]

 [video: one of the girls turns and smiles to the camera as the other girl ties her shoe. Screen switches to a still image with a blue overlay overlooking children playing on the central cargo net. White text appears in the center of the screen reading: Better playgrounds. Better world.®]

[video: The Landscape Structures logo appears in the middle of the screen. The Landscape Structures logo is made of a ribbon shape undulated above the text Landscape Structures.]

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.

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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.”

Birchview Elementary School stadium seating

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.”

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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.”

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