Worn or Missing Playground Parts Replacement

The following replacement parts are available: merry go cycle seats, merry go cycle arms, see saw seats, swing seats, swing chains, swing hooks, pedals for cycles, wheels, tires, steering wheels.

S-Hook Large Loop Zinc
Your playground hangs tough with these high quality zinc plated and galvanized S-hooks. They feature a 5/16″ diameter and will support children ages 12 and under who weight no more than 125 pounds.
1/2″ Merry Go Cycle Replacement Pedal Assembly
Merry Go Cycle Wheel Bearing

Merry Go Cycle Wheel Bearing
Replacement Bearing fits the Merry Go Cycle (Not sold as a pair, priced individually)
1/2″ Merry Go Cycle Replacement Pedals
Merry Go Cycle Pedals with Caps

Merry Go Cycle Pedals with Caps
1/2″ Replacement Pedals with Caps fits the Merry Go Cycle and Tricycle
1/2″ Merry Go Cycle Replacement Pedal Assembly
Merry Go Cycle Pedal Assembly

Merry Go Cycle Pedal Assembly
1/2″ Replacement Pedal Assembly fits the Merry Go Cycle and Tricycle (Not sold as a pair, priced individually)
Merry Go Cycle / Spyder Ryder / Tricycle Replacement Seat
Replacement Seats

Merry Go Cycle / Spyder Ryder Replacement Seats
10 1/2″L x 6″W Replacement Seat fits the Merry Go Cycle / Spyder Ryder and Tricycle
Swing Hangers with bronze bushing
Stamped Steel Swing Hangers

Stamped Steel Swing Hangers
These hangers have a steel pivot bolt that suspends a tough bronze bushing that makes for an incredibly tough hanger. Its galvanization means that it will support children ages 12 and under who weight no more than 125 pounds. Top bar is 2-3/8″
Tough trapeze rings
Triangular Trapeze Ring

Triangular Trapeze Ring
These heavy duty trapeze rings are really tough. Their heavy coating goes all the way to the connection point. Product is constructed of heavy aluminum and will support children ages 12 and under who weight no more than 125 pounds.
Belt Swing Seats
Belt Seat Swing Seats

Belt Seat
This swing seat represents everyone’s fondest childhood memories! Designed to support children ages 12 and under who weight no more than 125 pounds. Dimensions are 24″ x 6″.
Landscape Timber
Best Price Landscape Timbers

4′ Landscape Timber
If you’re looking to create a barrier around your playground the 4′ timber is molded from plastics of the highest quality. Dimensions are 4′ x 8″. For use of children ages 12 and under no more than 125 lbs.
10″ Merry Go Cycle Replacement Wheel
Merry Go Cycle Wheels

Merry Go Cycle Wheels
10″Replacement Wheel fits the Merry Go Cycle and Tricycle
High Back Half Bucket Seat
Swing Seats High Back Half Bucket

High Back Half Bucket Seat
This seat has a unique high back for added support and comfort and features full stainless steel inserts. Designed to support children ages 12 and under who weight no more than 125 pounds.
High Back Full Bucket Seat
Swing Seats High Back Full Bucket

High Back Full Bucket Seat
This seat has a unique high back completely enclosed for added support and comfort. Featuring full stainless steel inserts. Designed to support children ages 12 and under who weight no more than 125 pounds.
Tire Swing Seat
Tire Swing

Tire Swing
This tire swing includes the plastisol coated chains. Designed to support children ages 12 and under who weight no more than 125 pounds.
Features optional 5-point harness
ADA Swing Seat Complete With Chain and Harness

Adaptive Swing Seat Complete with Chain and Harness
The smooth rounded design and wide seating area makes this swing seat a comfortable, as well as appealing seat for your play area. The “Adaptive Swing Seat” is designed to meet the ADA standards. Features an optional 5-point harness. We offer this as a complete unit with seat, harness and chain to allow for a seamless and easy installation. This roto-molded, ADA compliant seating area is 18″ wide and 25″ high. Overall dimensions are 33″ wide and 38″ high. The 5-point harness is an optional feature. We offer six colors for you to choose from! Designed to support children ages 12 and under who weigh no more than 125 pounds

Public Playground Safety Checklist

Playtime Playground Equipment is committed to providing a safe environment for all children to entertain and develop themselves. We Meet or Exceed All ASTM Safety Standards.

Playtime Playground Equipment meets or exceeds all playground Industry safety standards. Below you can read the Public Playground Safety Checklist as provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Playtime Playground Equipment meets or exceeds all United States Consumer Product Safety and ASTM Guidelines. Our ASTM International Member number is 1153241.

Playtime Playground Equipment is a member of IPEMA (International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association).

Public Playground Safety Checklist

Provided by The Consumer Product Safety Commission

  • If your safety surface is made from loose fill, make sure the surfaces around the playground equipment have at least 1 in. of wood chips, mulch, sand, or pea gravel per foot of play surface height.
  • If your safety surface is synthetic (such as rubber mats or poured in place rubber surface), visually inspect the surface for unusual wear patterns.
  • Check that the safety surface extends at least 6 ft. in all directions from the play equipment. For swings, verify that the safety surface extends twice the height of the top beam, both in front of the swings and behind the swings.
  • Make sure that play structures more than 30 in. high are spaced at least 9 ft. apart.
  • Check for dangerous hardware. Verify that all bolts exist, that they remain tight, and that there are no more than 2 threads protruding outward.
  • Examine swing set hardware for wear. Verify that all “S” hooks remain closed (a dime should not be able to pass through the opening). Worn swing seats can cause injuries! Check swing seats for wear or cracking, and verify the ends have no excessive wear.
  • Make sure that all spaces that can trap children, such as opening in guardrails or between rung ladders, measures less than 3.5 in., or greater than 9 in.
  • Check for sharp points and edges on all equipment.
  • Look for tripping hazards, like exposed concrete footings, tree stumps, and rocks.
  • Make sure that elevated surfaces, like platforms and ramps, have guardrails to prevent falls.
  • Make sure that all children are properly supervised while they are on the playground, and go not engage in inappropriate play.
  • Perform a safety check at least once per year.

Making the case for kids moving more.

What is Physical Activity?

Physical activity is any bodily exercise that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health or wellness. We think of physical activity as burning energy or calories. For health benefits, physical activity should be of moderate or vigorous intensity, according to the USDA.

Some examples of moderate activities include: walking, biking, gardening, and hiking.

Some examples of vigorous activities include: running, swimming, aerobic exercise, soccer and competitive basketball.

How Active is Active Enough?

Typically once you begin to sweat you are engaged in moderate to vigorous physical activity. If you are running and find it difficult to talk-and-run, chances are you are engaged in moderate to vigorous activity. It is generally thought that children begin to see health benefits after 20-30 minutes of continuous moderate to vigorous activity per day occurring for a period of 6 weeks and beyond.

The National Association for Sport and Physical Education recommends that children participate in 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity five days a week. However, the Shape of the Nation Report 2010 reveals that fewer than one-third of all children ages six to 17 engage in vigorous activity defined as participating in physical activity for at least 20 minutes that made the child sweat and breathe hard for at least 20 minutes.

Health Benefits of Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is important for children for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the long term health benefits. Physical activity also aids in maintaining a healthy weight.  In addition to long term health benefits, children also benefit from keeping active.

Some of the additional benefits are:

  • Decreases chance depression
  • Helps with sleeping at night
  • Strengthens bones and muscles
  • Helps with maintaining a healthy weight
  • Enjoying the ability to move easily.

Inactive children and young adults can show signs of:

  • Heart disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High blood pressure, and
  • Increased chance of stroke
  • The good news is that even a modest amount of physical activity is good for children’s health and the more active you are the more you will benefit.

How Children Become More Active

There are many popular activities that help children to get and remain active. Sports participation comes to mind as well as dance and gymnastics classes.

Schools that enjoy the benefit of a physical education instructor are at an advantage as physical activity minutes are often met or can occur in their daily physical education class. An additional benefit is instruction that they receive often results in underlying motor skill proficiency contributing to their success.  They tend to increase their participation in sports teams; they gain the confidence to be active.