PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT NEWS, INDUSTRY NEWS AND STANDARDS UPDATES FOR PLAYGROUND AND FITNESS EQUIPMENT IN AUSTRALIA
Here are three key factors in understanding the playground equipment news for our industry; Safety, Awareness & Knowledge. That’s why at ImaginationPlay we are committed in updating the community with the latest equipment safety standards changes and ideas throughout our industry. ImaginationPlay works closely with the Australian Standard guidelines. We regularly attend important meetings within the playground equipment industry. The meetings comprise of identifying new general risks associated with equipment, eliminating problems, developing great ideas and improving safety and ability across the field.
“Below are posts (blogs) that we will regularly update after all of our meetings to ensure you are kept up to date with today’s changing safety requirements. Please link to this page for the latest safety changes and updates regarding playground equipment, shade structures, rubber or mulch soft fall and installation of playground and accessories equipment.
PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT SAFETY AND LATEST INDUSTRY NEWS UPDATE.
1st September 2015 – Introducing our new Challenge Courses
Challenge Course configurations are designed for users ages 13+ and include challenging obstacles and activities that promote a well-rounded fitness routine. Each of the equipment is designed to enhance a user’s speed & agility, as well as aerobic and muscle fitness, balance and flexibility. Click on the video below and Let’s bring more people outside and into your parks. Lets change the way people see fitness and tackle obesity and Type 2 diabetes head on with our new exciting fitness challenge.
10th August 2015 – Imagination Play’s new indoor playground safety standards video
We have just released our latest video to educate indoor playground customers of the potential risks involved with directly importing indoor playground equipment or purchasing off non compliant indoor playground suppliers within Australia.
31st July 2015 – At Imagination Play, we love urban and natural environments!
We believe that any environment can be transformed into an area that everybody can enjoy. A space where people can relax and socialize, or savour the beauty and tranquility of nature with all its colours, smells and sounds. That’s why we are proud to announce our latest Street Collective and Street Furniture division. From stylish but robust stainless steel seating to bollards, tree protectors and our latest Urban Play architecturally designed playground equipment which complements any environment.
26th June 2015 – We are proud to announce Imagination Play are now the exclusive distributors for GameTime. In particular, GameTime have a great product called the Expression Swing. The Expression Swing is an industry’s first playground swing that promotes intergenerational play as adults and children swing together. Check out the video below and feel free to contact us for more information.
30th April 2015 – Imagination Play are now exclusive distributors of Russell Play.
We are proud to announce we are exclusive distributors in Australia for Russell Play’s fantastic products, check out their vast range of quality products by clicking here.
10th March 2015– Imagination Play are now exclusive distributors of Norwell Fitness Equipment in Australia.
We are proud to announce that Imagination Play are now exclusive distributors of Norwell’s robust, stylish and contemporary range of outdoor fitness equipment in all parts of Australia. Feel free to contact us to see there complete range.
3rd March 2015–What Now TV – New Zealand uses Imagination Play’s softplay playground for their new series
What Now TV is New Zealand’s longest running family television program having been on air for over thirty years. For the 2015 season we looked to create a unique set design: working with Imagination Play indoor playground equipment range from the initial stages of design to currently about to assemble, we have appreciated their ‘can do’ attitude and negotiations on ‘out there’ ideas. Their staff are efficient, personable and have a sense of humour – which is appreciated.
Check out the opening show video below of how amazing the softplay playground framework looks!
9th January 2015–Equal access fitness equipment
We are excited to announce our new range of fitness equipment for equal access. Perefct addition for public spaces, schools and commercial industries. Check out the new range here = imaginationplay.com.au/playgrounds.php?Category=14
5th January 2015–Happy new year!
Happy new year everyone and best wishes for a successful 2015. Imagination Play are back on board and we look forward to assisting you in the new year.
I4st December 2014–Merry Christmas and we are moving!
Firstly, Imagination Play would like to wish everyone a happy and safe christmas. We have some exciting news for 2015. Imagination Play will be moving to Jasmin Close, Yarra Glen, Victoria, 3775. We anticipate the move will be official at the end of January 2015 and as always this will not disrupte any existing orders. We are currently building our very own factories to suit our rapid growth in the playground equipment industry and look forward to servicing you in 2015. Merry Christmas and a happy new year
Ist October 2013–New Testimonials from our valued customers
It’s common knowledge within our cliental that we strive for quality products, equipment and outstanding customer service. We have been receiving an enormous amount of positive feedback form the quality of our products and from our friendly customer service, especially our after sales service. That’s why we have decided to share some of the feedback from our customers. Take a look at our playground equipment section, we have now displayed some of our customer’s testimonials and we encourage you to have a look at their responses before deciding on purchasing your next equipment.
23rd September 2013–New Australian Standards for indoor playground equipment
There has been a recent change in the indoor playground industry. We now have a new Australian Standard for indoor playground equipment (AS3533 4.2 Contained Play Facilities). This is now in force so please ensure that your playground manufacturer will adhere to the new standards. For existing play centres or indoor playground equipment owners, you may be at risk with these new standards so please ensure your indoor equipment is kept up to date with these new regulations.
20th September 2013–New enclosed designs uploaded to playground equipment filter
With the sudden increase in demand for enclosed playground equipment we have opened up a new section on our playground filter for enclosed designs. You may see these designs in the poplular fast food restaurants. They are a fully enclosed playground where children cannot fall out resulting in minimal softfall requirements. This enables our customers to maximize on playground size with smaller available space such as pubs, sporting clubs, restaurants and shopping centres. Utilizing the strength of outdoor playground equipment steel but small and compact to suit any indoor or outdoor alfresco area. If you have a small area but want to utilize maximum playground size then come check out our new enclosed playground equipment designs in our outdoor section of the filter. As always we can custom design any enclosed playground to suit your area or budget.
8th August 2013–Indoor playground equipment and soft play items on filter
Imagination Play have now uploaded some exciting new indoor playground equipment and softplay items to our playground filter. From enormous play structures to small soft play toddler equipment we have everything from building an entire new play centre to upgrading or replenishing stock on existing centres. Please have a look at the playground filter and feel free to contact us for any questions. We will be soon uploading some of our latest designs in our inflatable series such as jumping castles and slides.
19th June 2013– New photo gallery section
We are excited to announce our new playground and fitness equipment gallery. This is a fresh new interactive gallery showcasing our latest installations for indoor and outdoor playground equipment including our fitness range. These are real life pictures so you can see for yourself our outstanding quality and size of our units. The gallery has extra features to open the images in full screen, zoom and easy scrolling through to check out our entire range. It is also categorised for easy finding. We hope this helps you to decide on your next playground or fitness equipment.
11th June 2013– The new outdoor playground equipment catalogue has now arrived
Fresh new designs created and updated to the latest Australian Standards. With almost 30 new designs, fresh colours and full components list, our latest outdoor playground catalogue is to ready to download today. Or alternatively you can contact us for a hard copy catalogue sent out to you within the next business day.
23rd April 2013–Finding your perfect playground equipment has never been easier.
With over 600 playground equipment designs on our site and growing, finding your ideal playground equipment has never been easier!
This is a reminder to please check out our new playground equipment filter showcasing all of our custom playgrounds we design every single day for clients Australia wide. We have started to include our indoor range into the playground filter as well so you can search on area size, budget or theming. Of course we can still custom design any playground to suit your needs but please check out the filter first. Your ideal equipment may be waiting on our database already!
As mentioned below the playground filter has a toybox option so you can save any of your favourite designs in one easy step which can convert to a PDF document to take to your meetings and discuss your needs.
If you can’t find your ideal playground design in our database then please contact us for a custom built playground equipment using our latest 3D graphics programs. We use scaled plans of your area to ensure it fits in to Australian Standards soft fall requirements and with our own in house safety auditor you can rest assure that your playground equipment will comply to the latest Australian Standards for the safety of the children.
26th October 2011–Playground Equipment Filter search
We are proud to announce our new playground filter arrival to the website.
This is an added section to our ever growing playground equipment range but with a lot more user friendly abilities. This state of the art program allows you to search for your ideal playground based on a filter system.
You can filter the playground equipment based on area size, price, design style, theme, name and codes. This will save users hours of searching as you can now find your ideal playground based on your needs!
To further enhance this new section we have opened up a Toy Box function. Whilst searching for your new playground equipment and you come across some designs you like just simply click on “Add to Toy Box”. This collects all of your chosen designs and puts them in a toy box for you to see later on. Once you are finished just simply view the Toy Box and print the designs out or convert them to professional PDF presentation to show others. The presentation professionally arranges all of your chosen playground designs in order along with area sizes, prices and codes for easy referencing later on.
We can also provide customers with a special log in details so they can see exact prices of our entire playground equipment range. Simply contact us to get your log in code straight away and start filtering your ideal playground today!
12th October 2011– ImaginationPlay set sail overseas
‘Qitele International’ have today granted ‘Imaginationplay Australia’ our requested ‘Exclusive Area Agency’ to now also cover the Oceania region to our East & North East.
This area extension is something that we should all be proud of, as year by year we are showing our professionalism and determination in growing not only our suppliers interests but our own.
As we speak our Melbourne warehouse is packing and dispatching 3 x 20 foot containers of playground equipment and shade equipment for export to our neighboring Nauru.
27th June 2011– New Kidsplay Range.
We have an exciting new range of commercial quality outdoor playground equipment at an affordable price for everyone. Even domestic customers for backyard playground equipment can enjoy great quality playgrounds at competitive prices. Why not contact us today for a full price list and catalogue of our Kids Play playground equipment ranges perfect for any tight budgets or small areas.
22nd April 2010 – Business as Usual.
Our new location is set up and business is as usual. Please see below for our new contact details.
4/59 Jersey Road, Bayswater, Victoria 3153
Fax: (03) 9720 2490
Please update our new contact details in your systems.
30th March 2010 – Imaginationplay is moving!
That’s right, Imaginationplay is moving our play equipment office to a new and improved factory in Bayswater. The new playground factory is located at Unit 4/59 Jersey Road, Bayswater, Victoria 3153. The new factory is a lot larger then our previous one and will accommodate more staff, more playgrounds and more stock will be able to be held for quick orders or spare parts.
Business is as usual!
We will begin moving this week and expect to have the entire office ready by Easter. Our new phone number will be .
Please feel free to pop over after Easter time and have a look at our massive playground factory.
25 February 2010 – Come have a look at our design your own playground section to assist people in understanding the requirements to design your own playground equipment. It’s a comprehensive section with downloadable information packs.
4 January 2010 – Happy new year to everyone and hope you had a safe holiday.
Imaginationplay is now back from the break and ready to assist you in the new year for all playgrounds, soft fall shade and artificial grass services.
13th June 2009 – We are proud announce our new 2009 “MAX FUN” Theme Playground Equipment ranges.
These are new exciting qitele playground ranges with specialised theme to suit many commercial industries. Pirate Ships, Castles, Tree Houses, Space Ships and even Tropical or Zoo designs are cool and creative with maximum fun and enjoyment. Please take a look at our theme playground equipment and bring a huge WOW factor to your commercial business today with our exciting new MAX FUN ranges.
7th February 2009 – Imaginationplay has also opened up a new division in our company for artificial grass.
Due to the high demand from our existing customers we now supply one of the highest quality of artificial grass in Australia. Please visit our artificial grass section to see our range and please don’t hesitate to obtain a free, no obligation quotation to supply and install artificial grass for your domestic, commercial properties or sports areas today!
6th February 2009 – School and Council playground equipment designs have been updated with many new concepts designed and for viewing at school and council playground equipment.
Many of these designs shown are examples of existing school and council’s work we have completed or exciting new concepts from people in your industry.
5th January 2009 – ImaginationPlay begins the new year and all staff are currently working.
Please feel free to contact us for the new year questions, enquiries and order details. We hope everyone had a safe and happy christmas break.
19th December 2008 – Our offices will be closed for Christmas break from Friday the 19th December 2008 until Monday the 5th of January 2009.
We would like to thank everyone for the support in 2008 and look forward to the new year. Merry Christmas to you all and have a safe holiday.
26th November 2008 – After many months of hard work our operations/engineers and designers have compiled a full installation manual of our entire range including all playground equipment components with technical specifications included.
We are pleased to have this available and sent out with all of our purchases to ensure self installations are easily achievable. Our operations manager’s will still be more than happy to stay on call 24/7 for any immediate installation queries at hand.
28th October 2008 – ImaginationPlay introduce soft fall surfacing labels on all outdoor playground equipment purchased.
The labels are placed on the upright poles at the minimum level for soft fall such as mulch. Now all of our customers and potential clients can ensure their soft fall surfacing levels are always kept up to a safe depth and of course to Australian Standards.
25th August 2008 – Beginning of ImaginationPlay’s recording of industry news and Industry change.
Information regarding new specifications, updates on original content and forecast of risks and ideas to be documented here on.
ImaginationPlay has designed a user friendly Fall Zone Chart which is a copy of the Australian Standards AS4685.1-2004. this design strictly follows the Australian standards drawings but with a more detailed and easy to view chart to ensure your areas are safe and following all regulations. If you would like a copy of our fall zone chart then please contact us for .PDF document to be emailed to you directly.