Dynamo Playgrounds has been in business since 1993 and has corporate offices in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and Gijang-Kun, Busan, Korea. They have built playgrounds in some 50 countries on 5 continents around the world, in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, the United States, Canada, and many sites throughout Europe and Australia.
Their playground equipment is based on the principles of motion, energy, and teamwork. The Net Climbers increase the strength in the lower leg muscles and work the entire body, thus giving essential core strength. This is achieved as a result of climbing and balancing on the net while it is in motion. These net and web climbers are constructed of ropes that are made of from 144 to 168 strands of galvanized steel and are covered with a UV and flame protected woven braid.
Dynamo Playgrounds manufactures playnets in many sizes and configurations geared to children of all ages. Depending on the size of these playnets, 180 or more children can be on the net at the same time. They also manufacture a line of Net Climbers for children from 2 to 5 years of age, which depending on the size can accommodate up to 20 children playing together on the net.
Their motion games line includes Biggo, which is geared for children from 2 to 12 years of age and can accommodate up to 4 children per seat. The Apollo is a merry-go-round that limits the rotational speed and uses ropes instead of metal, thereby making it safer. This allows, depending on its size, as many as 35 children on the rotating climber at the same time.
Dynamo Playgrounds also makes custom Pedestrian Bridges that can be up to 130’ long and basketball equipment that can be manufactured with one, two, three, or four nets on a single post. Another line of playground equipment the company makes looks like it came from nature, such as stump steps and hollow log crawls, but is manufactured with glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC).
Dynamo Playgrounds is a member of the Canadian Association of Playground Practitioners and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). All of their playground equipment must comply with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA), the ASTM International (ASTM), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the European Standards for Playground Equipment (EN 1176). They are also third party certified through the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA).1
- 1. “About Us”. Dynamo Playgrounds < http://www.dynamoplaygrounds/about-us.php > 5 Aug. 2010.