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The new line of accessories at Bears Playgrounds

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Everyone knows that at Bears Playgrounds, we’re all about providing opportunities for children to experience nature and handcrafted natural materials. It helps children develop an appreciation for nature’s beauty. That is why we created Bears Natural Playgrounds, built primarily from cedar logs, and it is why we are now developing a beautiful line of outdoor classroom hardscape to compliment it!

Bears Playgrounds mountains.

The photo above features our popular mountains, which make an awesome addition to the periphery of any playground space.  We even have a mini version, great for toddlers (click here to see a detail page.)

If you own a Bears Natural Cedar Log Playground — or any playground for that matter — we have a wide range of accessories that are both beautiful and inspiring, and promote physical, emotional, and social growth in children.  How about a glockenspiel?

From our Musical Kids line, this instrument can be added as a stand-alone item, or can be worked into the existing design of a Bears Playground for a surprise play element!  Music and nature … what a perfect combination. In the preschool years, exploration is the primary benefit of exposure to musical instruments. Later, children learn to enjoy both hearing and making music. These products promote listening, language, math, and science skills. Many instruments have roots in other cultures, and thus can assist in multi-cultural studies.  You can check out these Bears Playgrounds specially featured products by clicking here.

Want to add wheelchair accessibility to your playground?  We have accessories and solutions …


The addition of a simple ramp (shown at left) can provide access up and over the border of a playground, and eliminates the barrier that a simple step represents to kids with disabilities.  For ADA compliance, we have a custom ADA transfer station (middle photo above), at the right height for children who use wheelchairs to get onto the playground structure, and engage the equipment.

Or try our Side Walk Climber (above right).  While not technically an accessibility item, it provides an easy way up that many children with limitations find challenging and fun.  For more ideas, visit our Accessories page.

Another new favorite is the faux tree stump.

These hand-crafted pieces are made from reinforced concrete, and we make them in varying heights, perfect for play.  They can be used as seats or stand-alone play items; they can be hopped on, from one to the next; and they can be used to  functionally play link different areas of the playground.  The detailing on these pieces is something we’re proud of: real bark texture, peeled bark areas, checking, and knots.  Click here for more information.

Most people don’t stop with their finished playground … there is always room to accessorize!