University of Missouri Children's Hospital Therapy Center
Columbia, MO USA
Playground OverviewThis inclusive playground at the Children's Hospital Therapy Center in Columbia, Missouri, provides kids with fun activities that help aid rehabilitation therapies in a playful way. Children ages 5 to 12 can climb the Glass Fiber Reinforced Concert (GFRC) wall, then onto the back of realistic-looking—but very friendly—tiger. A nearby sensory wall features a gorilla and giraffe, too. Sensory-rich play panels are scattered throughout this literal zoo of activity to engage kids at every opportunity. Mamma and baby hippos that spray a light mist out of their noses have kids laughing non-stop! Accessible PebbleFlex® safety surfacing with a customized alligator in-lay allows children to freely move around the playground.
- Age Ranges
- 5 to 12 years
- Design Standards
- June 2013
- Design/CAD Files
- 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.
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.
We combine the benefits of design, technology and safety into breakthrough, high-performance solutions for PebbleFlex® 2.0 playground and AquaFlex® water play safety surfacing. PebbleFlex 2.0 and AquaFlex, a Landscape Structures product provided by Surface America, use an advanced bond-in-place technology where engineered pebbles bond together to create an unparalleled surface that stands up to the demands of weather extremes and active use.
PebbleFlex U.S. Patent No. 8,962,750.
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.
Our nature-inspired playground collection is a natural fit when it comes to planning outdoor play spaces, combining the adventure and wonder of nature with the durability, safety and low maintenance of high-quality play equipment. Our team of artists will work with you to blend your new playground into its surrounding environment—making your outdoor play space a place where children and families gather.
Playground consultant for this project
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.