NRPA’s Product Spotlights explore the inspiration behind the latest park and recreation products and services. NRPA is paid to cover these products. The earnings from the Product Spotlights contribute to our editorial practice and fund our ability to support the parks and recreation field.
In this Product Spotlight, we chat with Landscape Structures to learn what inspired the design of their new Super Netplex, and how it is helping bring inclusive play to communities.
When designing the Super Netplex, Landscape Structures knew they wanted to create a tower, but they wanted something unique, inclusive and accessible — so that anyone, regardless of ability, could enjoy it. With that in mind, they incorporated an upward-spiraling, comfortable, grippy belt that would allow kids who are unable to use their legs to climb to the 12-foot summit of the tower using upper body strength.
"You put yourself in the shoes of a parent or a child in a situation where there’s a limitation that makes it so you can’t get on the playground or use it the way other kids are using it. That’s critical in development of who you become as a person — how you’re shaped," says David Smith, Vice President of Sales for Landscape Structures. "Our whole mantra is ‘Shaped by Play’ and we truly believe that."
The Super Netplex also has multiple configurations, so a community can customize the features, colors and other options in order to make it special for that specific community’s needs.
To learn more about what inspired the design of the Super Netplex by Landscape Structures, watch the Product Spotlight video below: