2021 will be arriving in a number of days and despite the tough year that playground operators and commercial playgrounds have faced this year, there is optimism that things will gradually return to normal and cities with their improved health and safety protocols will make their areas safer for all.
For the commercial playground industry, these are the trends that will shape the industry overall for 2021:
Strict Playground Protocols – Expect health and safety protocols to be observed across both community and commercially operated playgrounds. There will be limited admittance in play sessions or a strict scheduling system will be implemented to limit the number of children in the premises. Rules such as wearing of masks, social distancing and hand sanitizers will be implemented to keep everyone safe.
Space and More Space – Related to playground protocols, expect commercial playgrounds that will open in the future to be more spacious in design and function because of social distancing measures. A more spacious area can accommodate more children in play session while maintaining basic social distancing on the usage of play equipment. A spacious design can also be a rewarding investment in the future when the pandemic truly subsides and playgrounds are back to normal.
Innovative and Contact-Less Play Experience – Playgrounds are due for innovation and improvements where it’s no longer about mainly physical activities as the onset of technologies on Audio-Visual-Experience as sensors, laser pointers, laser monitors and laser sensors that enable contactless experience on the AV equipment creates a new form of sensory play. Both traditional equipment and new AV equipment will help redefine playgrounds to allow new forms of play.
Inclusive Playgrounds – Inclusion in the playground is a noble concept and it is a concept that has gained much popularity and consideration across the globe. The concept of an inclusive playground allows the design and implementation of playground equipment that are built on accessibility for children who are physically handicapped. It allows children of all ages and physical capacity to experience play with one another, therefore the concept is built around inclusion and breaks down the barriers of physical incapacity.
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