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Landscape Structures is featured on WCCO-TV

We hosted WCCO-TV, the CBS-Affliate in Minnesota at our manufacturing facility in Delano to talk with our president, Pat Faust and creative director, Scott Roschi about the rich nearly 50-year history of Landscape Structures. The Finding Minnesota segment called "Landscape Structures Takes Playgrounds To a Whole New Level", showcased our humble beginnings and how our playground innovations have evolved over the years.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Follow any kid through a playground, and you'll traverse a path filled with random twists and turns. As kids swing, spin, and slide, parents keep a watchful eye.

"I really like it because I feel like kids get to move and use their bodies in ways that we really didn't get to try and do," said parent Jasmine Hanson while observing her kids at French Regional Park.

Gone are the days of creaky merry-go-rounds and old metal slides. Here to stay are 30-foot towers and rope nets that promote strength and balance, and it's all connected to one company.

"It just becomes wilder and wilder with the years. We've really taken playgrounds to a whole new level," said Pat Faust.

Faust serves as the President of Landscape Structures in Delano.

The journey began when the company's founder, Steve King, wrote a college thesis about the playgrounds of the future. Although he received a C+ for his thesis, the public gave him an A+ for his vision.