A playground can be a popular attraction for a community, especially when the community has a large population of children. If you work for your local parks and recreation department and will soon be opening a new playground in your city, it's important to think about what signage you'll want to display. A sign company that specializes in outdoor signs can suggest different sign types for you to consider, but you'll need to decide what messages these signs should display. Here are three signs that you should have around your new playground.
While it's possible that your city has entirely paid for the new playground, many cities look for local businesses that can sponsor playgrounds. In this relationship, a business may make a donation that contributes to the playground's construction in exchange for recognition as a playground "sponsor." You'll want a sign, likely near the entrance of the playground, that lists all of your sponsors. The design should feature the name of the playground and then wording such as "Made Possible With The Generous Help Of" and then a list of the sponsor businesses. Your sign can display the names of the businesses in alphabetical order or in order of their financial contributions.
To ensure that your playground is safe for everyone who uses it, a sign that features a list of rules will also be important to display. This sign should be large enough that it's impossible to miss. If the playground covers a lot of space, you might think about having a couple of signs that list the rules. Rules such as one child on the slide at a time, no standing on the swings, and other similar rules can help to keep children safe. This sign's design should also include the playground's hours of operation, as well as specifying any age requirements for children who use the playground.
Don't shy away from designing a sign that can be a fun source of information for children as they arrive at the playground. One sign idea to consider is a design that provides a list of different activities that children can play. While unstructured play will occupy most of the kids, some may be keen on trying different games. For younger children, a sign that encourages them to identify the names of the colors that are present in the playground or count the number of swings can be a good addition.