Bringle Lake Park Project / Projects

Texarkana, Texas

Woodland-themed playground adds kid-approved fun to park expansion

  • Designed a playground that integrates seamlessly with the woodland setting
  • Crafted play equipment using realistic textures that mimic logs & trees
  • Engineered custom structures with durable materials that stand up to the elements

Challenge

The mission of Bringle Lake Park in Texarkana, TX is to give visitors the feeling of being immersed in a natural woodland setting. When it was time to plan a new playground, a more traditional design—with bright primary colors—wasn’t going to work. In addition, the equipment would need to withstand Texas weather conditions.

Solution

Our team crafted safe playground structures that look like real logs and trees but will stand up for years to the rigors of climbing kids and the Texas climate. We used super-tough glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) to create log crawls, stump steppers, log-inspired swing posts, and a climbing rock. Using GFRC also allowed our artists to construct textured pieces that mimic the look and feel of the surrounding trees. The material is also fire resistant and low maintenance, making it an ideal choice for the natural setting.

Result

This custom playground blends beautifully with the surrounding woodland, yet it still provides a safe place for kids to move, climb, jump, and imagine.

Next Step

Having a hard time envisioning a themed playground in your existing space? Let The 4 Kids help. Our experienced team will use professional tools, from CAD drawings to scale models, to design custom play equipment that works for your project. Contact Us—the initial consultation is free.

"I am very happy with the way they turned out, and the Parks Director Robby was just in awe!"
John S.

To see some of the individual products used in this project, click on one of the links below:

Kuray Rock Climber         Stump Steppers

Log Crawler                    Wyoming Swings