City of Allentown Brings the Best of the Gym to the Outdoors

Residents of Allentown, PA, are pumped about the Department of Parks & Recreation’s new outdoor fitness system at Jordan Park. Imagine a full-body workout in a beautiful natural setting – without the membership fee.

While a lot of municipalities and communities talk about the importance of fitness and the benefits of outdoor exercise, Park Superintendent Rick Holtzman and his team took action. Rick worked with Steve Hemler of General Recreation to design a complete outdoor gym experience using Landscape Structures’ (LSI) HealthBeat® equipment.

Steve and Rick…


New Global Motion, Inclusive Play and More

Landscape Structures new Global Motion™ brings it all together. This unique freestanding rotating climber offers plenty of fun activities; climbing, turning, gathering, socializing and running; while requiring a team effort to keep it all spinning.

Children of all abilities enjoy this energetic ride. You’ll appreciate its progressive resistance mechanism (patent pending), our proprietary technology that keeps Global Motion at a fun yet controllable speed. It’s another way that Landscape Structures continues to lead with innovation.


Natural-themed Playground Blends Entertainment and Education

Grace Lord Park and the adjacent Canalside Park in Boonton, New Jersey, attract families, hikers and nature enthusiasts throughout the year. This scenic, historical area includes wooded trails along the Rockaway River and green space for picnics, weddings, community events, and most recently a natural-themed playground.

This new playground replaces a 30-year-old wooden structure that was both outdated and unsafe. “When our residents speak up, our town leadership listens,” says Rosemarie Lynch, Boonton Parks and Recreation Director. She was instrumental in leading the project.


Montessori Academy of Lancaster’s Newest Playground

Montessori Academy of Lancaster is a unique school nestled in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside of Manheim Township. It offers a holistic approach to student learning with student-tended gardens, nature trails and farm life. The academy is also unique in launching their third playground with the help of General Recreation’s playground consultant, Steve Hemler.

The school built its first playground, a Landscape Structures PlayBooster®, in the early 2000s for children ages 5 to 12 years, followed by a playground for 6 to 23 months olds in 2008. The newest playground focuses on play for ages 2 to 12.


SkyWays Fabric Shade Structures

Almost any size, shape or configuration available. Custom sizes too.

Now you can get a complete playgrounds and fabric shade structures from the same high quality manufacturer you have come to trust with your most important Landscape Structures logoplayground projects.

Landscape Structures SkyWays fabric shade structures are made with a breathable, mildew resistant and weather resistant material fabricated of high density polyethylene. This fabric will block up to 97% of the sun’s UV rays and keep those underneath up to 30 degrees cooler. Resistant to fading and UV rays, makes this material long lasting and looking good for years to come. All corners are reinforced with 16 ounce non-tear vinyl and all pockets are reinforced with protective webbing where steel tubing enters of exits the fabric.


Smart Play® Venti™

Smart Play Venti, Smart Design, Smarter Value 20 Times The Play Value When landscape Structures set out to design a new age appropriate play system for 5 to 12 year olds they were challenged with the following goals in mind: Smart Play Venti Project Design Goals: Design with efficient use of materials to make the


Outdoor Musical Instruments

Inclusive Play Incorporating a Higher Level of Design
This playful and elegant collection of musical play events lends itself to any environment. Rhapsody™ Outdoor Musical Instruments can be positioned together for jamming, or placed individually. Their solo sounds are just as beautiful as when they are combined together.


Rhapsody Musical Instruments Video

Click on the Rhapsody musical instruments video to learn more about how these outdoor musical instruments have been designed and the materials used to fabricate them.  Find out about the features built into them and why.

Inclusive Play: Teamwork On and Off the Playground

More and more communities are recognizing the importance of accessible, inclusive play for children of all abilities and are putting this awareness into action. The fall 2015 opening of a state-of-the-art community and recreation center in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania included a vibrant, inclusive playground.


COSTARS-14 Contract Adds Install

As of November 2014, the Department of General Services has added assembly/installation/construction services options when piggybacking on COSTARS-14 contract for recreation and fitness equipment. When COSTARS was created in 2004, it included installation and related services. In 2012 the installation provision was discontinued. Since that time, the Department of General Services has responded to Costars