The playground products shown in the video may not be suitable for every age group. The game systems shown in the video are for demonstration purposes only. Product configurations may vary.
The video shows how Landscape Structures integrates natural elements in conjunction with artificial play structures.
[Video: Fade into a blue screen with flickering lights all around. White text appears in the center of the screen and reads: 1 in 5 American children. A female voice narrates the video.]
Voiceover: Almost one in five American children is overweight. Children aged 8 to 18 spend about six and a half hours a day with electronic media.
[Video: The blue screen continues to flicker with light as new white text appears in the center of the screen that reads: Children ages 8 to 18. New text appears that reads: 6 ½ hours a day. The scene slowly zooms out to reveal the blue screen of a television with two children sitting on the floor watching it.]
Voiceover: These factors shape a generation of sedentary children.
[Video: The wall behind the TV splits into a "V" to reveal a sunny, golden sky. The floorboards the children are sitting on turn into lush green grass and a tree sprout in place of the TV.]
Voiceover: However, research shows that children who regularly experience free, unstructured, and imaginative play in a natural setting are happier and healthier.
[Video: The scene zooms from the still image of two boys sitting in front of the tree to rolling hills of grass where children run, play and explore. Animated rocks roll onto the screen as the scene transforms them into a new image of two girls running down a grassy hill. The rocks are beating around a climber, on whose top a smiling boy is sitting. The rocks continue to spin around the screen, flowing into the next still of two girls sitting in the grass looking up at the sky, with a large superimposed mushroom behind them. A tree sprouts from the bottom of the tree and grows to the top of the screen. Wooden steps appear on the tree with a wooden board with red writing: For children only. View pans up the tree to an image of a girl smiling as she climbs the wooden rungs. The view continues panning to the top of the tree where a picture of a tree fort with two children is standing and sitting at the top. The scene pans further up towards the golden cloud filled sky. Green shapes swirl around the center of the screen, revealing green text that reads: Play Naturally.]
[Video: Green leaves fly from left to right showing the next scene where kids run towards a climber from Peak AdventureScapes. You start climbing up the climber. The scene switches to young boys climbing onto a rock climber's playground ramp at the summit. The scene switches to children playing in a playground all over the place. Top view of a boy climbing up a rock climber and smiling at the camera. Scene changes to a young girl smiling at the camera as the camera circles her. Change of scene to two children playing on a climbing rock. Scene changes to the camera zooming forward to a boy climbing the climbing ropes of an AdventureScapes climber. Scene changes to a full view of a 2-5 year old small game structure. Two boys slide down the structure's double slide together.]
[Video: Green leaves fly from left to right revealing the next scene of Landscape Structures founder Steve King as he discusses the importance of natural play. The text appears in the bottom left of the screen and reads: Steve King, FASLA, Landscape Architect, Chairman of Landscape Structures.]
Steve: Natural play is literally doing what kids do every day when they play, they play naturally.
[Video: The speaking voice begins as Steve and another man walk toward the camera through a grassy park.]
Voiceover: Steve King believes his company's mission is to get kids outside to play. In this way, Landscape Structures created nature-inspired play systems that combine the beauty and wonder of nature with the safety, age-appropriateness and durability of manufactured devices.
[Video: Kids play everywhere in a treehouse play structure with nature-inspired wooden steppers and discovery tree climbers. A toddler climbs up a summit climber playground connector. Top down view of children climbing a The Pinnacle climber playground connector. Scene changes to an elevated view of a freestanding peak climber. A boy walks over the top while two boys climb up from the base of the climber. Scene changes to a toddler climbing over a small rock playground to an age-appropriate playground. Scene changes to an elevated view of children playing with interconnected climbing ropes on three different AdventureScapes climbers. A young girl climbs a rock climber towards the camera. The scene switches back to Steve King speaking to the camera.]
Steve: There are certain things that nature just can't provide, it's a balance.
Steve Voiceover: In this case a balance of nature is a balance of manufactured products, if we can combine these two together we have the best of both worlds.
[Video: Two boys climb and stand on top or a climbing playground connector. Scene changes as the camera zooms in on a young girl sliding down a double slide. At the end of the slide, two children are waiting for you. The scene switches back to the tree house themed playground as kids run and climb all over the structure. Top view of a girl reaching the top of a rock climber. Change of scene to a side view of a young girl who is crawling up a climbing playground. Bottom view of five boys climbing a large rock climber. Cut to two girls standing at the top of The Pinnacle climbing playground.]
[Video: Green leaves fly from left to right showing the next scene of golden sky with clouds. Green swirl shapes show green text in the center of the screen that reads: Treehouse. Narrative off-commentary begins.]
Voiceover: The treehouse was designed to feel and look as real as possible. Fiberglass concrete provides an authentic look and texture. Plus, playground-friendly durability.
[Video: Green leaves fly from left to right revealing the next scene where kids are playing all over in a tree house play structure. Camera close-up of the realistically painted Discovery Tree bark and texture. Camera switch to the Discovery Tree branch with built-in speaking tube, where it connects to a playground pole. Switch to a stump transfer stepper at the base of the playground stairs. Change of scene to a side view of log steppers of different heights. Scene changes to a close-up of the side of the Discovery Tree as children climb the wooden planks, climbing the rungs.]
Voiceover Steve: They look very realistic because they're literally molded straight from a tree and we can duplicate that in concrete and suddenly you have a stump that's exactly copying the bark of the tree.
[Video: Close-up of the wooden steppers as children run past and climb onto the tops of the logs. Switch between scenes as the camera points up and pans down the discovery tree. Scene changes to two girls running up the stump transfer step and playground steps. Close-up of the discovery tree as a boy's feet climb the rungs of the wooden planks and onto the playground.
Voiceover: Children explore the age ring tracking panel.
[Video: The scene fades into a close-up of the Discovery Tree Age Ring Tracing Panel. The camera pulls back as a boy runs his finger across the maze of the drawing board. The camera zooms in for a close-up of the boy's finger as he continues to draw on the board.]
Voiceover: Speak through the treehouse voice tubes and discover hidden forest friends.
[Video: The scene fades into a side view of the boy as he speaks into a speaking tube on a tree branch. Scene changes to a shot of a boy speaking into the Discovery Tree branch's talk tube. Top view of a boy sitting at the base of the discovery tree under the play structure where a hollowed out hole contains a realistically carved gray squirrel. The scene fades to a close-up of the carved gray squirrel clinging to an acorn in the Discovery Tree climber's hole. The scene fades into the camera, which pans up to a raccoon head looking out of a hole in the Discovery Tree climber.]
Voiceover: The treehouse even looks kid-friendly, with 100% recycled wood grain boards.
[Video: The scene fades into a top-down view as two boys climb Wood Plank's wobbly ladder to the playground. Scene changes to a close-up of the playground roof made from recycled wooden boards with a cross. The scene switches to a close-up of the bottom of the recycled wood railing as a girl runs up the playground steps. Close-up of the Wood Plank Wiggle ladder from underneath the play structure as children's feet climb the ladder. Change of scene to a close-up of the wood grain of the recycled wood material. Upward camera view of the boys looking up and down from the top of the treehouse themed playground. Cut to children waiting in line at the top of the playground to slide down the play structure slide.]
[Video: Green leaves fall from the top of the screen revealing the next scene of golden sky with clouds. Green swirling shapes dance in the center of the screen, revealing green text that reads: Rock Climber. Green leaves fall from the top of the screen revealing the next scene.]
Voiceover: These sturdy climbers look and feel like natural rock and feature embedded plant and animal fossils.
[Video: Bottom view of five boys scaling a tall rock climber. Elevated view as a girl climbs up the Pinnacle Climbing Playground Connector. The camera shakes slightly during a close-up of a fossil imprint in one of the climbers. The camera switches to a leaf fossil inside one of the climbers. Switch to a close-up of a clam fossil. Switch to a close-up of a fish fossil.]
Voiceover: Well-placed hand and foot holds give kids as much or as little climbing assistance as they need.
[Video: A boy puts his hands on a rock climber's ledge. The camera switches to a girl lifting herself up on a rock climber's ledge. Top down view of a girl finding the right foot and hand grips to mount the rock climber. A young girl crouches on top of the monkey bars, she turns and grins at the camera.]
Voiceover: The Peak and the Stepper are perfect for young adventurers.
[Video: The screen is split into two viewports, with the gold sky banner at the top and bottom. Green leaves, grass and branches frame the two viewing windows. In the left window, a boy is climbing onto a medium sized rock climbing playground with green text underneath that reads The Peak. In the right window, two girls are climbing a stone stepper onto the playground with green text below: The Stepper.]
Voiceover: While the Pinnacle and the Point offer new challenges for more experienced climbers.
[Video: The scene switches to two large rock climbers side by side with children climbing around. The white text below the smaller of the two climbers reads: The Pointe. And under the taller climber is the text: The Pinnacle. Top view of a girl finding the right foot and handholds to climb to the top of the rock climber. Bottom view of five boys scaling a tall rock climber.]
[Video: Green leaves fly from left to right showing the next scene of golden sky with clouds. Green swirl shapes show green text in the center of the screen that reads: AdventureScapes®.]
Voiceover: AdventureScapes components combine the toughness of our natural climbers with the exhilarating challenges of cable climbing. Now kids can build upper body and core strength as they maneuver upwards over and over again. AdventureScapes systems can stand alone or be connected to other play structures. Choose from multiple configurations or customize your own.
[Video: Green leaves fly from left to right showing the next scene of an elevated view of children climbing over three connected AdventureScapes climbers. The camera switches to looking over the top of an AdventureScape as a boy climbs the opposite side. The camera switches to a view of the feet of a child standing on the climbing ropes of an AdventureScapes climber. A boy climbs down to balance himself on the climbing ropes to crawl to the nearest AdventureScapes climber. Side view of a girl holding onto a climbing rope at the side of AdventureScapes climber. The camera focuses on a boy climbing to the top of an AdventureScapes rock climber. Top view of two boys climbing connecting climbing ropes between AdventureScapes climbers. The camera pulls back for an elevated overall view of three connected AdventureScapes climbs. The camera slowly zooms out of the AdventureScapes climbing cables. The scene fades to a golden sky with clouds as nine different AdventureScapes configuration images appear on screen. Each configuration has its design number in green text below it. Green leaves fall from the top of the screen revealing the next scene of golden sky with clouds while green shapes dance in the center of the screen. Green text appears in the center of the screen and reads: Custom. Green leaves fall from the top of the screen, revealing the next scene of Landscape Structures employees gathered in a meeting room with a table covered in playground designs.
Voiceover: Let our talented custom team create an organic structure that blends into your natural surroundings or showcases your area's natural history.
The camera switches to two men seated listening to the meeting. The camera cuts to a close-up on a scale model of a hollowed-out tree tunnel climber. The scene transitions to Lake Rebecca Park, where the completed, hollowed out tree tunnel climber stands in the middle of the park. The camera pans across the treehouse play structure with the surrounding climbers and the border hut. The scene fades into the camera panning up the realistic clay sculpture of a bald eagle. The scene fades into a fully painted bald eagle statue perched on its nest at the top of the tree house playground. The scene fades to a ground level view of the tree house themed playground with a bald eagle statue in Lake Rebecca Park.]
Voiceover: Add interpretive signage for enhanced learning opportunities.
[Video: The scene transitions to a large tree stump cut at an angle with a playground sign with animal find and plant ID images. Scene fades in as Steve King talks about natural play.]
Steve: All of a sudden you see this, you see the leaf, you see the real bark and now you're like, ah, I see.
Steve, voiceover: And I think if we can get kids to think like that and if they can touch the bark and feel the bark and then look for these trees in the woods, I think we can accomplish something.
[Video: Close-up of an owl integrated into a concrete tree climber. The camera cuts to a shot of a shack roof with a stone chimney with a concrete raccoon head peeking out. Scene changes onto the backs of children as they play at a Discovery Tree Age Tracing panel. Basic view of an incorporated gray squirrel in the sanctuary of the find tree. A child's feet run by, kicking up leaves and dirt. Scene changes to a girl tracing her finger on the tree age tracing panel on the Discovery Tree Climber. Green leaves fly from left to right revealing the next scene of golden sky with clouds. Green swirl shapes show green text in the center of the screen that reads: Seeing The Whole Play Environment.]
Voiceover: It's a rare play equipment company that is owned by a landscape architect, which is why we're the perfect partner to enhance your website design with elements inspired by nature.
[Video: Green leaves fly from left to right revealing the next scene of a pan across a large playground with surrounding large trees. The scene fades to a bush with a playground in the background. The scene fades to a close-up of tree leaves as the camera focuses on the background of children playing in a playground. The scene fades out to a single wave slide integrated into a rocky landscape.]
Voiceover Steve: It's not a game structure or a sandbox, it's a whole game environment.
[Video: Scene fades to a playground with SkyWays blinds overhead and large trees in the background.
Steve from the off: Here's the structure itself, here's the artificial part.
[Video: Panning elevated view of a playground embedded in the natural landscape of a park. The scene fades in as Steve talks to a man as they lean against a dock railing with a pond in the background.]
Steve: But here's what to look out for in the gaming environment and,
Voiceover Steve: Bring in trees, bring in gardens, bring in plants that attract hummingbirds and butterflies. And walk down this little path and we can create all of this, but it's wonderful when nature can do its part.
[Video: Camera races down a row of bushes in a park garden. Scene fades into a park fence with a beautiful garden planted around it. The scene fades to a closeup of a pink rose. The scene fades into a toddler looking back at someone off camera and back to a garden area where there is a frog statue. The scene fades into the camera, which zooms out of a park map with a garden behind. The scene fades to a view across a park garden where two children are climbing a climbing wall. The camera cuts back to Steve in the dock as he stops speaking. Green leaves fly from left to right revealing the next scene of golden sky with clouds. Green swirl shapes show green text in the center of the screen that reads: Go outside!]
Voiceover: Ultimately, getting kids outside to play is our number one priority. So of course they can play like children should play.
[Video: Green leaves fly from left to right showing the next scene from a top view as children climb the wooden steppers to the playground. The camera switches to a side view of a boy climbing the rock stepper to the playground. The camera turns to circle an AdventureScapes climber as children climb cables and rocks. The scene fades into children playing in a tree house themed playground everywhere. Green leaves fly from left to right revealing the next scene of golden skies and rolling hills of green grass as a tree sprout from the ground and grows into the sky into a lush tree with wooden plank climbing sprouts. The camera pulls back as superimposed mushroom steppers pop out throughout. The camera pans to the golden sky as a red ribbon dances to the center of the screen, forming the Landscape Structures logo. Fade out black.]