SOURCE: Progressive Design Playgrounds

Progressive Design Playgrounds

February 24, 2009 09:00 ET

Commercial Playground Company Progressive Design Playgrounds Expands Product Line Into Natural Playgrounds; Moves Corporate Headquarters

VISTA, CA--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Progressive Design Playgrounds (, designer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly commercial playground equipment, natural playgrounds, safety surfacing and recreation site furnishings, announced today the company has relocated its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to Vista, CA.

Designed to increase efficiencies among company staff, Progressive Design Playgrounds' new facility has been customized to meet the growing needs of the organization and to support the recent addition of natural playgrounds called Outdoor Learning Environments to its product line.

John Ogden, President of Progressive Design Playgrounds, said, "Progressive Design Playgrounds continues to experience increased interest and market demand for our play structures. Our new space is designed to accommodate the growing demand for our Outdoor Learning Environments line."

The company reports an unprecedented surge in interest following its recent announcement of adding Outdoor Learning Environments to its product mix. Ogden attributes this increase in interest to an elevated awareness of the concept of play value among the commercial playground company's customers.

"Play spaces remain popular but the way people think of them has changed," said Ogden. "Our customers are more conscious than ever about developing play spaces that provide maximum play value in terms of holding the interest of children and learning experiences. Outdoor Learning Environments accomplish that."

Natural Playgrounds Serve as Outdoor Classrooms

Outdoor Learning Environments are natural playgrounds that extend the classroom into the outdoors where children can play with and among natural elements such as sand, water and living plants. Through natural learning, these outdoor classrooms enhance and reinforce the lessons students learn in every subject from math to the arts. They range from vegetable gardens, to slides built into grass hills, to stages where pretend play capitalizes on natural surroundings to stimulate young minds. More elaborate natural playgrounds include science labs, greenhouses, ponds, dirt trails, trike trails and mazes and reading amphitheaters. They often include local plants and boulders, contributing to the authenticity of the natural environment. A list of these natural playground products can be found online at

Outdoor Learning Environments meet or exceed U.S. and International safety requirements.

Progressive Design Playgrounds' new address is 2458 South Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92084. The phone numbers, including the toll free number 1.800.585.3131, fax numbers and email addresses remain the same.

Progressive Design Playgrounds designs and manufactures state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly commercial playground equipment, natural playgrounds, safety surfacing and recreation site furnishings. Based in Vista, California, Progressive Design Playgrounds' play structures and natural playgrounds are available worldwide through an extensive dealer network. For more information visit the company's website at

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