SOURCE: Playworld

Playworld

January 21, 2016 16:21 ET

Playworld Gives New Life to Post and Platform Playgrounds With Launch of Branch Out™

LEWISBURG, PA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2016) - Playworld, a leading playground equipment manufacturer committed to saving outdoor unstructured play, today announced the launch of Branch Out, a large play component inspired by how children play in trees. Visually complex, Branch Out creates meaningful play experiences for children in an efficient, open layout that offers endless possibilities for post and platform playgrounds.

"Branch Out seeks to push the boundaries of conventional play and was designed with the objective of providing customers with something new and different, yet familiar and comfortable," said Michael Laris, chief product officer for Playworld. "Branch Out has the scale to become the focal point, the hub, of any playground. It is transparent, non-directional and open, inspiring every user to imagine their own story as they play."

The inclusive play component incorporates a variety of elements, including: nets, ropes and flex treads to encourage complex vertical climbing, crawling, hanging and lying down at different heights. With Branch Out, children can observe and see play from any angle. Parents and caregivers are able to be in the middle of the action without having to climb, just by walking through the ropes.

"Along with the growing need for new ideas and energy in post and platform playgrounds, there is also a renewed interest in nature play. Branch Out addresses both seamlessly," said Gabriela Diego, play designer for Playworld. "For us, the tree seemed to be a natural place to focus. It's a destination where people gather and offers a wealth of play opportunities, plus shade and relaxation."

Branch Out opens up the flow of play, encouraging play in multiple directions and levels. Additionally, the complexity of elements and absence of an obvious play path foster physical and cognitive engagement, effective hand-eye coordination, decision making, greater individual challenge, risk management, a deeper understanding of the surrounding and the opportunity for social interaction among children.

Created for children ages 5-12, Branch Out is designed to integrate with familiar playground play elements such as slides and climbers.

To learn more about Branch Out, please visit playworld.com or contact Jennifer Leckstrom at 215-681-0770 or jleckstrom@rosecomm.com.

About Playworld
Playworld believes The World Needs Play®. Play is vital to everyone's health and well-being. It's something you are never too young or too old to enjoy. We develop playground environments where creativity is king, belly laughs are welcome and children make the rules. Playworld equipment is designed to unleash the transformational power of play so bodies grow stronger and imagination can take flight. For 45 years, Playworld has created innovative, inclusive and meaningful outdoor play experiences for all ages and abilities. Come play with us.

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