How to Design a Public Playground in Your Park

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Designing a playground for your local park but don’t know how to go about it? Our experts will talk you through it.

In this article we’ll talk about the most important things you need to consider when designing the perfect public playground, and how the experienced team at Kidzspace can help with all your requirements.

Things to Consider When Building a Public Playground

There are a few things you need to factor in when designing or building an outdoor fitness station. Here we’ll go through some of the most important:

Age & Abilities

What age is your target demographic? Do you intend to appeal to a specific age group, or those of all ages and abilities? In either case, you need to ensure that the equipment, location and facilities are suited to your preferred audience

Location & Terrain

Have you got an ideal location in mind for where you’d like to install your playground? When you do, you’ll have to scope out the terrain and figure out things like where you’re going to have shady areas, if it’s suitable for your favourite equipment and if there are any major drainage or planning issues you have yet to consider.


Building in a commercial space like a public place like a park, there are usually some types of permits or licensing you will need to obtain. This is something you will need to think of when in the initial design stages of your playground.


Designing a playground is more involved than most people expect, so if you find the process overwhelming. In that case you may need to contact a professional designer for assistance.


Are you going for a specific theme in  the design and creation of your public playground or is it more “freestyle”? Maybe your ideal location is right near the beach and you want to extend that in the design of your playground. 

Maintenance & Durability

Equipment from Kidzspace is renowned for its durability and fuss-free maintenance. But it’s not infallible. This is something you will need to take into account when designing your playground and choosing the ideal equipment for your space.


Last but not least, you need to think about the type of equipment and amenities you want to install in your playground. Perhaps you want a swing set and a slide, or maybe you want to take a different route and create an eco-friendly adventure playground. It’s all up to you and what will suit your target demographic.

How Kidzspace Can Help

For over 40 years, the team at Kidzspace has specialised in quality equipment for public parks and playgrounds.

Regardless of budget or individual requirements, our design team has the knowledge and capabilities to provide you with the right option for your playground.

Ready to install a playground in your local park? Contact the expert team at Kidzspace to find out how we can help with your individual needs.