DESIGNING THE PERFECT PLAYGROUND FOR YOUR APARTMENT COMPLEX (PART 1)
Millions of Americans live in apartments. According to the National Apartment Association (NAA), 39 million Americans currently call apartments home, and that number is growing. Based on recent research, the U.S. needs over four million new apartments by 2030 to keep up with the demand. For many households, renting is an affordable option and the need for comfortable, family-friendly housing in on the rise.
Families with children need a safe place for their children to play. Both tenants and apartment complex owners can benefit greatly from installing an apartment playground. A playground offers many health benefits for children such as:
- Keeping kids active and healthy
- Stimulating their imaginations
- Helping them develop important skills
- Teaching them how to play with other children
- Encouraging them to spend time away from the screen
- Creating memories they will cherish for life
If you own or manage an apartment building, a playground can also benefit your business. Parents who live in your building will be more likely to stay when their children have a fun, safe place to play right outside their door. Also, your playground will help build a strong sense of community as neighbors bond and spend time together outdoors. A playground for your apartment complex makes a win-win situation for all.
If you are ready to design and install a new playground, you likely have a lot of questions. In this post, we will help you get started, from sharing the benefits of installing apartment playground equipment to playground-designing tips. Creating the perfect playground requires careful planning, but the process is worth every step.
A playground is an amenity many families look for when searching for a new apartment. When you install a playground, you invite new tenants, keep existing tenants happy and bring joy to your community. Here are all the reasons to feel good about welcoming play to your community.
- INCREASE THE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY
People are willing to pay more to live near a park or open area. For example, homes next to naturalistic parks and open spaces are often valued from eight to 20 percent higher than other similar properties.A playground invites children to spend time outside, and it also gets parents out of the house and into the fresh air.
The NAA illustrates the value of certain amenities with a recent case study. In an apartment complex in Virginia, management added a playground among other amenities including a clubhouse and reserved parking. These changes warranted a price increase of $55 per unit per month. As a result of the new amenities, the occupancy rate rose from 88 percent pre-amenities to 92 percent post-amenities.
- ATTRACT FAMILIES
Playgrounds are popular amenities that draw new residents who want their children to laugh, grow and get the exercise they need.
Tenants also want their children to be safe and close by while they play. What could be better than a secure playground only a short distance from their apartment? A playground will make your apartment complex stand out, and it could be the deciding factor for many families looking for their next home.
CONTACT MAX PLAY
A community playground is a natural place to come together. If your school, park, condo association, or community needs its own play space, contact Max Play to start designing your creative new playground today.
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