All Kidstuff Playsystems come with a limited 21-year warranty.
In years one and two, your Kidstuff Playsystem is 100% under warranty against any defect in workmanship or materials not covered by Routine Maintenance. Kidstuff will, at its cost, repair or replace any item that fails (except S-Hooks) in your system. If you have a failure in the first or second year please contact your representative or Kidstuff Playsystems.
In year three thru twenty-one, Kidstuff Playsystems warrants the basic components of your play system on a prorated basis. For example, if a part or all of your playsystem fails in year twelve you would receive 50% credit of the original price of the part or the system toward a new part or system. Shipping and installation are an owner’s expense during this portion of the warranty.
We at Kidstuff Playsystems take pride in our product and believe that if you follow the maintenance system we send you, your Kidstuff Playsystem will be exercising the minds and bodies of children for years to come and you’ll be telling your friends and associates that you can’t buy a better, safer or tougher playsystem than a Kidstuff Playsystem.
At Kidstuff Playsystems, we are committed to providing safe playground equipment. As evidence of this, our equipment is certified by the International Playground Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (IPEMA). In order to obtain certification, our products were tested part by part to comply with the rigorous safety standards published in ASTM F1487.
In the interest of public playground safety, IPEMA provides a 3rd Party Certification service whereby TUV SUD validates a manufacturer’s conformance to the ASTM F1487 (excluding section 10) Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use.
The use of the IPEMA Certification Seal signifies that Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc. has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product(s) associated with the use of the seal conform with the requirements of ASTM F1487 (excluding section 10).
What do you get when you cross an Early Childhood Educator and a Union Carpenter? Almost 40 years ago, it was two guys who were sure they could build a better playground than anything they found in the market. In 1981, Richard Hagelberg needed a playground for his child care center, and complained to his friend and neighbor, the carpenter George McGuan about the quality and sturdiness of the equipment available at the time. Well, talk becomes action, and so, in December of 1982, Dick and George founded Kidstuff Playsystems, although at that time it was called Olympic Recreation. Their first playground was wood and was manufactured in an empty child care classroom and sold to a neighboring town. Later, we manufactured in George’s basement (yeah, just like the joke about the guy who built a big boat in his basement…), where every piece of wood was cut, drilled and routed smooth.
By 1985, the business had grown to a point where we needed a real manufacturing facility. George was doing the designing and engineering full time, and Richard was busy full time getting it sold. They purchased a facility in Miller Beach, in Gary, Indiana, and Gary has remained Kidstuff’s headquarters ever since.
Over the course of nearly 4 decades, Kidstuff Playsystems has been a continuous pacesetter in the Playground industry, moving from exclusively wood products to steel frame playsystems, working with the University of Michigan’s Fitness Research Center to design outdoor fitness equipment before the turn of the century, and becoming a founding member of IPEMA, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association. We’ve worked to set, and then comply with the IPEMA safety standards, certifying new play equipment designs every year.
Today Kidstuff Playsystems continues to introduce new products, to maintain a high standard of manufacturing and product safety, and to create truly fun and educational playsystems, park and rec playground equipment and swing sets.
All because two dads couldn’t find playground equipment they approved of in 1982….
A playground is not just a bunch of equipment; it is an entirely new and exciting world for children to explore as they grow and learn with every obstacle they face and peer they play with.
At Kidstuff Playsystems, we create playground equipment for schools that hold so many benefits for growing young minds:
1. Nurtures brain development
Free play is a major factor when it comes to neurological development in a child.
Playgrounds allow children to practice everything they are learning and help to determine exactly how their neural circuits are mapped out, strengthening their intelligence and confidence.
2. Promotes social skills
There are certain social skills that kids learn within the classroom, but often they are limited in the ways they can explore and grow these skills.
On a playground, kids are exposed to situations and obstacles that translate into valuable lessons. From learning about social norms to sharing and cooperation, a playground’s open environment holds opportunity for kids to experiment with their social skills.
3. Facilitates group interaction
It makes sense that a playground would be the perfect place to practice social skills—there are always friends to play with and new peers to meet!
Kids need group interaction to learn and mature. Luckily, there’s plenty of it at the playground. Playing games, collaborating to solve problems, and just simply taking turns on the swings are all working towards fostering a child’s social skills.
4. Builds up strength
What better way to build up strength than scaling a fun rock wall or testing your limits on the monkey bars?
Growing kids need a place to reinforce their physical attributes helping to develop a solid core and improve motor skills.
5. Cognitive learning
It’s not just about building physical strength and exercising the mind; a playground allows for the development of a child’s cognitive skills like problem-solving, memory, and imagination.
6. Increases academic performance
The multitude of benefits that a playground presents doesn’t stop at the front doors of your elementary school. Several studies have shown that physically active students see an increase in test scores and overall academic performance.
7. Encourages a healthy lifestyle
Daily exercise is necessary for growing bodies and minds. Playing helps lessen the risk of obesity, stimulate brain activity, and improve the circulation of water, oxygen, and glucose to the brain.
8. Offers freedom of imagination…
Playground equipment for schools is built specifically to pique the interest and exercise the minds of young children.
Every theme, color, and obstacle that is included in a playground site works together to urge young minds to think outside-of-the-box and explore their boundless imaginations.
9. …as well as physical freedom
Taking a break from the classroom and getting time outside gives school-age children the opportunity to be free. Studies have shown that teachers see a noticeable change in attitude, behavior, and motivation when they include recess in their classroom routine.
11. Another place to learn
Having fun and running around on a playground is anything but a waste of time.
You are presenting growing children with completely new obstacles that can’t be found in a classroom, teaching them lessons about sharing, compassion, and taking risks.
10. Not limited by economic or social status
A playground is an accepting environment, void of biases or limitations based on family life and income.
Here, a kid is just a kid, with no societal pressures keeping them from learning and having fun!
13. Absolute inclusion
There are no limitations when it comes to an inclusive playground. With the right equipment, surfaces, and an intelligent design, a playground is a space that is accessible to all kids.
We are not focused on disabilities—more the abilities that every child has to learn from playing and grow from exploring on a play system constructed to meet every students’ needs.
12. Engages all senses
A playground offers a multisensory experience that plays a major role in building a child’s brain and understanding of the world more efficiently.
With a wide variety of playground equipment that you can choose from to design your ideal system, you have the opportunity to exercise the senses through visual, auditory, and tactile elements.
14. More time outside
Vitamin D and fresh air are necessary, no matter your age!
Get kids outside to soak in those rays and explore in a much bigger environment.
15. Get away from technology
Modern day technology is slowly becoming a norm in the day-to-day of school-age children. And although technology is such an amazing resource and tool for these growing minds, it is essential to get away from the screens from time to time.
16. Supports emotional growth
Kids are constantly experimenting with their emotions and what better way to face your fears and find joy than at a playground?
17. Builds self-esteem
Children are risk-takers, willing to test their boundaries with anything and everything.
A playground boasts a smorgasbord of different challenges for children to take on, giving them more opportunities to overcome obstacles and as a result, boost their self-esteem and self-confidence.