Chula Vista School Playground Equipment Installation Completed at Mater Dei Catholic School by Pacific Play Systems, Inc.
Chula Vista school playground equipment installation and site work at the Mater Dei Catholic High School has recently been completed by Pacific Play Systems, Inc. Mater Dei is a school that prides itself on being and having the best of the best. From their sports program to their facilities, everything is expected to be top tier, so when the school decided to expand their program to incorporate grade school children, they contacted Carlsbad based Pacific Play Systems to design-build their playground space.
Pacific Play Systems is a company that welcomes design-build projects in an effort to maximize client’s budgets, add play value and develop creative play spaces. These were the main drivers for the development of this project, which contrary for a typical playground project, had a large amount of usable space. The main challenge with this project was to design a playground structure that was not dwarfed by the surrounding space and to maximize full use of the site. To achieve this, the custom design incorporates a composite playground structure that is coupled with a swing set, truly fitting and defining the site. The large site is further framed and complemented with the addition of benches and paved areas along the perimeter of the playground area.
The unique layout of the composite structure is designed to extend out more in one direction than the other, thus creating a larger play area. The design of the structure is geared towards the age group of 5-12, offering plenty of opportunities for fun and exercise! The play unit incorporates Playcraft components such as a Dual Express Slide and a variety of challenging metal climbers, all of which combine with a 72” high deck. The structure also incorporates a tantalizing Twister Slide which is accessed from a 48” high deck, adding even more excitement to the activity-packed design. To address the hot climate of Chula Vista, two square shade canopies were included in order to keep the playground equipment cool and to provide much needed relief and protection for the children from the hot summer sun. Last, but not least, the Chula Vista school playground equipment project for the Mater Dei School also includes an old-time schoolyard favorite, a swing set housing four swings providing endless fun for the school’s newcomers!
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