Source: Playworld Systems

LEWISBURG, PA (April 16, 2012) - Playworld Systems, a leading manufacturer of imaginative playground and fitness equipment, today announced the launch of custom themed playgrounds, a new line of equipment that fundamentally changes traditional playgrounds with vibrant designs and exciting sculptural elements.

"Playgrounds have come a long way from simple post-and-platform arrangements to creative structures that rival some of the amazing, imaginative play areas found in popular theme parks," said Matthew Miller, chief executive officer of Playworld Systems. "More of our customers are looking for playgrounds that incorporate ideas and designs relevant to their community. Custom themed playgrounds grant that wish and more."

The new line allows customers to create playgrounds on any theme they desire or choose from the existing collection. The options include:

Garden Grove, where flowers bloom 14 feet into the sky, and stalks conceal a secret stairwell Space Camp, where children can channel their inner astronaut inside a rocket-shaped playground Tree Fort, a rustic getaway that branches out above the ground and encourages creativity to soar

Customers are encouraged to share their ideas with Playworld Systems' which will then create a one-of-a-kind custom playground specifically for them.

The new product line uses intricate, hand-carved elements that make each custom themed playground unique. Skilled artisans provide a level of craftsmanship that bring the playgrounds to life. "The sculpted features bring whimsy and magic to the playground to entice and engage in an unprecedented way," added Miller.

Playworld Systems' custom themed playgrounds help develop kids' cognitive, social and language skills as they role play, make up stories and adventures, and explore endless possibilities for fun.

About Playworld Systems Inc. For over 40 years, Playworld Systems has been a leader in creating imaginative, customized commercial playground and fitness equipment that positively impacts the health and well-being of communities around the globe. Based on the belief that The World Needs Play®, Playworld Systems brings the joy and benefits of healthful outdoor play and exercise to people of every age and ability through such innovative product lines as PlayDesigns®, PlaySimple®, Playworld®, Origins™, NEOS®, ENERGI®, and LifeTrail® .

Playworld Systems' products are made in the U.S.A. in its Lewisburg, Pa. manufacturing facility using domestic and foreign content, with a small number of parts purchased from trusted international suppliers. This multi-generational, family-owned company continues to invest significant resources to measurably reduce its impact on the environment. Its aggressive action to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has helped Playworld Systems become the first and only playground manufacturer to have its products Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Basic. The company offers an optimal customer experience unique in the industry - from value-added services using Microsoft Tag to personalized attention through its vast network of local distributors.

Playworld Systems has received numerous awards throughout its history, including two International Industrial Design Excellence Awards, a gold medal from International Design magazine, two News Directors' Choice Awards on Early Childhood, and the Pennsylvania Governors' Award for Safety Excellence. In 2012, Playworld Systems received an Evergreen Award in the Sports Recreation category from the GSA Integrated Workplace. For more information about Playworld Systems, visit PlayworldSystems.com.

Emily Attwood is Managing Editor of Athletic Business.