August 30, 2021

How Playground Equipment Captures the Spirit of the 21st Century

Today’s children are growing up in a world packed with external stimuli. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, almost one-third of children surveyed reported using another form of media while watching TV. As a result, present-day playgrounds must adapt to the processing levels of today’s children to keep them entertained.

Thankfully, GameTime’s Modern City® addresses the needs of the children. This stylish line of park playground equipment transformed Kerman, California’s Trini’s Park into a sleek space that captured the evolving spirit of the city.

Uniting a Community Through Play

Trini’s Park gets its name from Trinidad Rodriguez, a dedicated mayor and councilor of Kerman who passed away two years ago. The City of Kerman Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department channeled Rodriguez’s dedication to creating a space where children of all abilities can engage in play alongside each other.

The community of Kerman, California, celebrate the grand opening of Trini's Park

This California park includes playgrounds, splash areas, and picnic shelters to appeal to everyone. Landscape architects wanted the space to exemplify the department’s motto, “Community Comes First.”

The community celebrated the new park with a grand opening ceremony on August 28, 2021.

A Modern Take on Park Playground Equipment

One of the playgrounds featured at Trini’s Park is GameTime’s Modern City. This line of equipment is a more contemporary, artistic playground that empowers children to be physically, mentally, and socially active. 

Modern City reflects the present day in more than its architecture, though. This line of playground equipment packs features that keep children entertained in the 21st century. 

Modern city playgrounds include the following amenities:

  • Ground-level, mid-level, and upper-level play areas to explore
  • Playground climbers with many routes of travel to reach upper levels
  • Mechanisms to develop fine and gross motor skills
  • High visibility for parents to watch children
  • Accessible activities to engage children of all abilities
  • Durable, low-maintenance design

The Modern City X Series play structure at Trini's Park is a modern take on traditional playground equipment

Modern City includes three lines: V Series, X Series, and M Series.

The V Series is more compact in design and appeals to children age 2 to 5. While this structure might be smaller, it is still packed with different play activities to explore.

The X Series features a cutting-edge architectural style that appeals to children age 5 to 12. This line includes multi-tiered play areas to explore and engage in imaginary play.

The M Series includes innovative climbing equipment that complements the look and style of other Modern City structures. These climbers stand alone or are functionally linked to add more adventure, physical activity, and fun.

The Modern City line can also be experienced as freestanding equipment. This is a great, cost-effective way to introduce a new, stylish amenity to an already well-loved space. Freestanding Modern City equipment includes the following:

  • Slides
  • Swing frames
  • M Series climbers
  • Saucer-style swing at an accessible transfer height

A New Beginning

Contemporary cities require up-to-date play, and Modern City encompasses this mantra best. We congratulate The City of Kerman Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department on opening the new space. Your vision to create fun, innovative, and exciting areas for families to play inspires communities across North America.

To bring a new look to your park or playground with Modern City playground equipment, contact your local GameTime representative today.