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Using Alternative Materials for Playgrounds

Posted on: December 10th, 2013

Why untraditional playground materials make for great playgrounds

It is every child’s dream to have their own playground, where they can explore and let their imaginations run wild.  Safety and maintenance, however, may be more at the forefront of mom and dad’s minds.  How can parents provide their children with an exciting play area while keeping them safe and avoiding extensive maintenance?  A wonderful solution lies in using alternatives, such as natural eucalyptus wood and bamboo, for playground materials.

Playgrounds must be able to endure a lot of wear and tear from active children.  If the materials you use are easily damaged, your play area may have a very short lifespan and even pose safety issues for your children–events that should be avoided at all costs.  Eucalyptus wood and bamboo are both extremely durable, solid building materials as well as being perfect for jungle gyms and swing sets alike.  Furthermore, these materials are able to withstand extreme outdoor conditions with minimal maintenance, giving your child a beautiful play area for years to come.

Additionally, eucalyptus wood and bamboo bring a unique, exotic touch to any setting.  Children will love the tropical look and feel of these materials as they make an exciting environment for curious minds.  Give them their very own jungle adventure and watch as they continue to learn and grow.

An African Village in your Backyard

Imagine walking into your backyard and being immediately immersed into a theme park fantasy land such as Disney’s Animal Kingdom here in Orlando, FL. This isn’t just something dreamed up inside our heads — the team here at amaZulu actually made this happen! Several years ago, production studio JayTV approached us and asked us to brainstorm and build a fun “African Village” for a family’s backyard that would appear on an episode of My Yard Goes Disney on HGTV. They envisioned a play area straight out of the jungle, with beautiful plants, colorful animal statues, and of course, themed bamboo huts to finalize the scene. We jumped at the chance to take part in such a creative and FUN project. Their wish was our command.

See how it turned out!

AmaZulu, Inc.’s natural, sustainable eucalyptus wood and bamboo have been featured in a number of play areas.  We take pride in offering renewable materials for commercial and residential projects alike.  To give your little ones their own tropical getaway, contact us today at 877-243-5309.

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