6 Benefits of Having a Playground in Your Tampa Bay Apartment Complex


If you have recently purchased an apartment complex or you are thinking about what to add to your apartment complex that you own, one of the things that you should consider is adding or upgrading your playground equipment. Especially in Tampa Bay, where we have a lot of gorgeous weather, a playground can encourage people to come to your complex and rent out your units. There are quite a few benefits that an apartment complex offers to children and their parents. We’ll look at them below.

  • Physical – A playground will allow people to build up their muscles and improve their lung and heart functions. Physical activity can help with reducing the risks of diabetes, obesity and other kinds of disease. The AHA says that 1 in 3 children are obese or overweight. It’s the biggest concern that parents have about their children’s health.
  • Emotional – A playground will encourage children to express themselves using imaginative play and to experiment with their feelings and emotions. A lot of children will make up plays and use their imagination when they are outside and playing with other people.
  • Social – When they are on a playground, many children are able to interact with neighbors and friends outside of structured environments such as school. This encourages them to learn new skills such as relationship and social skills and build them. They also will get the opportunity to make some new friends.
  • Cognitive – Unstructured, free play will help children with developing and building multiple brain building skills. These are skills such as decision making, problem solving, negotiation and language skills.
  • Close Proximity – Parents are going to love when an apartment complex has a playground right on the property. This means that they don’t have to worry so much about their children going far to play with their friends because its right there near their apartments.
  • Gets Them Outside – Finally, one of the biggest benefits of having a playground is that it gets the kids outside. With so many tablets, phones and other electronics available, a lot of kids are spending a lot of time inside. But when there is a playground that they can go to, they find themselves wanting to spend more time outside.

These are six benefits that having a playground on your property will offer to children and their parents. If you are looking for a way that you can draw in more families, one of the best things that you can do is to give them an outdoor space for their children to enjoy.

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