22. August 2018
Greensboro Children’s Museeum
The Greensboro Children´s Museum in North Carolina, USA, expanded its offer under the motto "Reaching Greater Heights" with the redesign of the "Outdoor Play Plaza" - a breathtaking climbing playground is being created.
The aim was to create a unique selling point in order to attract additional visitors. The playground was not only to be a collection of swings, slides and carousels, but a real attraction in the style of a theme park.
For the first time, two of the nine-metre high spatial net structures "Neptun XXL" from the Berliner Seilfabrik portfolio were installed next to each other and connected at their top by a net tunnel.
More than 3.500 meters of rope create space for up to 500 children to climb at the same time. The 500 meter galvanised and powder-coated steel tube of the scaffold keeps everything together and stable.
Netting tunnel entrance in 9 meters height - Berlin rope factory - play equipment for life
This 9-meter long net tunnel is another global novelty and a unique design feature. It consists of a closely meshed climbing net and has a diameter of 1.20 metres.
Not only does it offer the opportunity to move from one pyramid to another, it is also a great challenge to overcome your fear of heights.
At the same time, you have a perfect view of the Greensboro skyline from the peaks of the play equipment.
Girl in the spatial net of Neptun XXL of the Berliner Seilfabrik
Behind the tangle of rope is a sophisticated geometric system that guarantees maximum safety.
By maintaining a certain mesh width and due to the special shape of the external scaffolding, it is not possible to fall more than 1.83 metres, although it is possible to climb to a height of 9 metres.
If you don't want to climb back down, you can simply take the curved stainless steel slide.
In order to round off the climbing landscape in a special way, the pyramids were equipped with various additional climbing elements: Climbing nets...
..., a "wasp's nest",...
...a chess board made of rubber membranes and much more are connected to the combination.
In addition, the Outdoor Play Plaza of the GCM is equipped with additional play points, such as the so-called Cloud 9 or...
other climbing equipment such as the smaller Cosmo S spatial net unit with various attachment elements.
The children have access to the playground equipment at any point so that they can climb according to their own abilities.