Source: BCI Burke

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (October 10, 2011) - A state-of-the-art playground recently installed in the City of Strongsville, OH, is fully operational and getting maximum use. The City of Strongsville was the lucky winner of a playground contest held earlier this year by BCI Burke, commercial playground manufacturer with corporate headquarters in Fond du Lac, WI.

"Anyone I have talked to is ecstatic with the addition of the playground," said Bryan Bogre, Strongsville Director of Parks, Recreation and Senior Services. "It is great to see something like this play area making people so happy," he added. "The playground has received much praise through our city council and our Mayor, and has been the topic of conversation on the council floor multiple times recently focusing on how great it is to finally have a playground in the Strongsville Youth Sports Park for our kids," Bogre said.

Thousands of entries registered for the contest announced at the start of 2011, with only one honored person getting the exciting winning call. The playground is from Burke's new Voltage™ line, which combines the durability and flexibility of a 3 ½" O.D. post system with the advanced design of both the exclusive KoreKonnect® direct-bolt clamp system and EZKonnect® self-leveling deck system. Other monthly prize winners in the Voltage playground contest received VISA gift cards and Apple iPods and will continue to be selected each month through December 31, 2011.

"We are always energized when we hear how thrilled our customers-both kids and adults--are with a new playground," said Tim Ahern, BCI Burke CEO/owner.

"The partnership with Snider & Associates, our Burke Rep in Ohio, made this project seamless and successful," Ahern said.

Snider and Associates, with service in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan, has been providing top quality park, athletic and commercial playground equipment to the school, early education, parks and recreation industry since the 80's. Additional information can be found at www.cvsnider.com.

BCI Burke is a premier manufacturer of commercial playground, park, and recreation equipment and an avid advocate of safe, healthy play for kids. More information about Burke and the contest is available at www.bciburke.com.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.