Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Product Roundup

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Product Roundup

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How to Find It

AT Kidsystems(TM)

(301) 495-0770

BCI Burke Company, LLC

(800) 266-1250

BigToys, Inc.

(866) 814-8697

Encore Power Equipment

(800) 267-4255


(800) 235-2440

Highway Products, Inc.

(800) 866-5269

International Mulch Company

(314) 336-1030

Johnston Madvac

(800) 862-3822

Landscape Structures Inc.

(888) 438-6574

Pilot Rock - R.J. Thomas

Mfg. Co., Inc.

(800) 762-5002


(800) 233-8404

Rain Bird® Corp.

(800) 724-6247

The Grasshopper Company

(620) 345-8621

Weyerhaeuser ChoiceDek®

(877) 235-6873

Worksaver, Inc.

(217) 324-5973

Children's learn ing software

AT KidSystems(TM), premiers its first product line, Cosmo's Learning Systems(TM). The Cosmo's Learning System(TM) is a suite of innovative learning tools for children of developmental ages 2 to 8 years old. Focused on supporting educational and rehabilitative goals, Cosmo's Learning System(TM) features Mission Control(TM) and Cosmo's Play and Learn(TM) Software. Mission Control(TM) is a unique, multi-functional computer access device equipped with four large, state-of-the-art aFFx(TM) activators, a built-in microphone and eight external ports to accommodate any additional sensors or attachments. Cosmo's Play and Learn(TM) Software operates in tandem with Mission Control(TM), allowing the child to control the virtual character, Cosmo(TM), during its adventures. Playground Discovery(TM) is the first software title in a series of educational tools.


Playground equipment

BigToys, Inc., is now offering its commercial playground equipment in reclaimed steel and recycled plastic materials, giving BigToys one of the highest percentages of recycled material found in commercial play equipment in the world. The full line of BigToys play structures available is made from industry leading six-inch diameter, triple-coated steel posts and 100 percent post-consumer, recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic. Slip-resistant HDPE is used to fabricate decks, enclosures, roofs and other elements of BigToys play equipment. Fiber-reinforcing is added to BigToys' structural HDPE components to ensure they meet the requirements of rigorous third party testing and prevent sagging found in inferior recycled plastic materials.


Climbing structures

Offering play experiences so real, it's difficult to tell the difference between the climbing sculptures and Mother Nature. Unlike plastic, the structures look, feel and climb like real rock. The GeoSculpt Standards(TM) from BCI Burke Company offer eight options, using designs of both natural and artistic elements, and are geared to ages 2 to 10-plus. The GeoSculpt Monuments(TM) are scaled replicas of famous rock formations or man-made icons, such as Stonehenge, Devils Tower and Easter Island, a total of 10 in all.



With a 52-inch deck, the X-treme by Encore Power Equipment is designed for power and versatility. The air-cooled 23 hp Kawasaki engine provides enough power to mow at up to10 mph. The cutting height adjusts from one inch to 4.5 inches with a convenient foot pedal lift for easy changing. Other features include a height of cut indicator and auto deck lock. …

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