Religious Guide



Children learn and grow within faith-based organizations and worship centers. This enrichment can be brought outdoors with Superior’s extensive collection of premium recreational products. We can help your church become a valuable resource within your community. Increase Membership Help attract families and increase membership by offering outdoor amenities. Inclusion Play environments that break down both physical barriers to access and social barriers to participation can unite communities in meaningful ways. Shade Protection Not only can shade be used to protect play equipment, it can also be used in other areas of your church such as seating areas, car parking, worship spaces, and more. Child Development As children play, they develop important developmental milestones while they explore climbers, panels, slides, swings, and more. Cultivating health & wellness



is a right of all children. It’s essential for children to develop intellectually, physically, and emotionally.*



*Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

With our customer-focused industry expertise, we help religious organizations create play environments that encourage health, wellness, and child development. Discover how easy it is to furnish your play area by utilizing all of our product lines. Building Your church environment




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FACT: By adding a recycled playground , Four Points Church was able to create an outdoor space for families to play and worship.

Based in Acworth, Ga., Four Points Church was founded September 14, 2008. Their mission is to gain disciples and change the lives of people through spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They seek to do this through their four points: love, devotion, passion, and legacy. Before the church built their own building, they rented space at Pickett’s Mill Elementary School. When they moved in October 2016, the church sought to bring an old element from the school setting to its new church grounds: a playground. “When we decided to build our first building, one of the first things we thought about was offering our kids a nice place to play,” Stephen Burton, Executive Pastor at Four Points Church said. “We wanted a playground that would last. Though it was a budget concern, it was a priority for us to have a play space for the community throughout the week and between services.”

swing set, two spinners, and wood fiber surfacing. They chose a recycled structure over a steel structure because of it’s durability, affordability, impact on the environment, and ease of carrying out a community build. Since the recycled playgrounds are more user-friendly to install than steel playgrounds, which require more expertise, doing a supervised build with a certified installer allowed them to get more play equipment while also getting the church community involved in the project. Four Points Church offers age-appropriate programs for children who are infants to 5th grade students. These programs encompass faith-based lessons and games for children to enjoy. With the addition of a Superior playground, the church made an effort to further worship outside the church. “Every Sunday, families will bring children out for some time on the playground,” Burton said. “We even see kids playing in the play area during the week. They have a lot of fun and they love it.” The playground immediately enhanced the site’s architectural value upon installation. The church community is very pleased with the outcome of the play area. It’s also become a place where families can spend more quality time together. “We’re pleased with the results of the playground,” Burton said. “What’s great is seeing kids play between services and parents hanging out and talking to each other while their kids play. It’s been great for our church community.”

The church wanted the best playground that would stand the test of time.

“When looking for a playground, we didn’t want to go wood and we didn’t want one from a local store. Children had to be awed by the playground and think it was cool,” Burton said. At the time, Burton reached out to several playground companies for quotes and designs, searching for the perfect solution. He discovered Superior and found the playground solution that met the needs and wants of the church. They chose a play environment complete with a recycled play structure for children aged 5-12, 2-bay




FACT: By adding new play equipment , Isaac M. Wise Temple is able to foster relationships within their Jewish community.

Isaac M. Wise Temple is a modern, vibrant, and enduring reform Jewish community in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are inspired by the innovative vision of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, founder of the American Reform Movement. Their sacred community cultivates deep multi-generational connections with Reform Judaism, each other, God, and the world around them through meaningful worship, lifelong Jewish learning, and acts of good deeds. They are one congregational family with two houses of worship: a suburban location and a downtown location. Alongside our SRP Certified Partner, Walnut Grove Playgrounds, we created an outdoor play area at their suburbal location called the Wise Center, a contemporary, suburban location to the congregation’s traditional worship center in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. The Wise Center is home to a religious school that caters to even the congregation’s youngest members.

The new play environment is beneficial for fostering relationships within their Jewish community for school-aged children and their families. From B’nai Mitzvah and Confirmation celebrations, children share many important milestones together. The outdoor play area offers play opportunities for children between the ages of 2-12. The playground structure, our PS5-31664, features numerous slides, climbers, and interactive play panels. It’s topped with a large modular shade to keep children cool and protect the equipment from harsh weather. The play area also includes a shaded swing set, spinners, and musical instruments. To top off this play environment, the customer chose poured-in- place (PIP) surfacing, a beautiful surfacing option that has high wear resistance.





FACT: By adding a shelter , First Baptist Church of Venice was able to create a scenic outdoor gathering space for lakefront worship .

First Baptist of Venice was established in 1934. Their earliest church members founded a rich heritage of faith as they set out to glorify God and bring souls to Him through ministry in Venice, Fla. With an established and bustling downtown location, they decided to expand and opened a second location called The Lakefront. “The lakefront property is very near and dear to my heart,” Senior Pastor Tom Hodge said. “When Tassie and I first toured the area in 1992 as a prospective new pastor, we both felt the whispering of the Holy Spirit that this specific land would some day become part of First Baptist.” Our SRP Certified Partner ARC Florida worked with the church to install a shelter at their new waterfront property.

Their 50-foot All-Steel Hexagonal Duo-Top Shelter features great design details. It has Lattice and Cupola, which features a custom cross. The shelter provides members of the church and community with a place to gather for fellowship and worship. On Sunday mornings, they offer casual modern worship at the shelter. Families are able to sit together and dress casual. Along the pavilion area are winding trails that hug the lakefront. It’s perfect for walks, quiet prayer, and spritual contemplation. “The Lakefront provides a refreshing new retreat for spiritual nourishment and recreation for our members and community alike,” Pastor Tom said.





FACT: By adding two play environments , Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church was able to cater to children of all ages .

and children from the sun’s heat and harmful UV rays. This environment is also equipped with bongo drums, two crawl tunnels, and poured-in- place surfacing. The natural color scheme play area is designed for children 2-12 years old. The recycled play structure adds lots of play value. It features slides, challenging climbers, and interactive panels. This play space also has a crawl tunnel and poured-in- place safety surfacing. Our recycled playgrounds look like wood without any of the unwanted maintenance. Made from reclaimed post-consumer plastic products like milk jugs, this material is durable and resistant to vandalism, corrosion, rotting, splitting, salt spray, marine borers, termites, oil, and fungus. For even more protection, our recycled material is manufactured with UV additives in order to prevent fading in the sun.

In Flower Mound, Texas, the Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church offers the community a safe place for children, adults, and families to worship. Their children’s ministry is a big part of their community. They offer weekday preschool and kindergarten through the Trietsch Enrichment Center as well as Sunday school, child care, and more. Our SRP Certified Partner, Kraftsman, helped create two outdoor play environments on the Trietsch MUMC campus. The two play spaces allow the church to provide meaningful play opportunities for children of all ages. The primary color scheme play space is specifically designed for younger children 2-5 years old. The steel structure features age-appropriate climbers, slides, and interactive play panels. It’s topped with a modular shade to help protect the equipment




What Your Peers Are Saying About Superior Recreational Products

Our representative provided amazing guidance through a very consultative approach — never sold, just informed. I truly appreciated this approach as it allowed me to do what’s best for my academy.

We’re pleased with the results of the playground. What’s great is seeing kids play between services and parents hanging out and talking to each other while their kids play. It’s been great for our church community.



Where SRP shines is when they use creative methods to enhance the pretend play experience. We are happy with the results of the playground. It’s great when everyone works together and brings a sound vision to the project. Tim Leopold VP OF NEW DEVELOPMENT • MERIT SCHOOL OF QUANTICO

We wanted a play area that was early childhood friendly and that would encourage creative play. The students enjoy being in the courtyard and playing in that area. We love this part of our school! Heather Salas PRINCIPAL • LONE STAR EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER



Frequently Asked questions We’re here to help! We’ve compiled a few of our commonly asked questions. If you need additional assistance, let us know.

Why choose Superior? For nearly three decades, Superior has been cultivating communities, enriching lives, and allowing people to focus on what matters most. With our extensive collection of steel and recycled play lines, we are committed to enriching the community at religious organizations like yours. Superior has a critical role in engaging social and emotional development as well as physical benefits. We give children an opportunity to let their imaginations soar on the playground. Together, we can create spaces where friendships are made and memories are created. It’s time to come play. relax. live. We reimagine how children play You want choices. We’ve got them, along with the design expertise to take your ideas and make them real. Whether you want long-lasting steel, recycled materials that stand up to harsh salt air, an elaborate theme, or something entirely different, let’s combine your imagination with our expertise and together we can reimagine the way children play. We use quality materials At Superior, we only use quality playground materials — whether you’re purchasing a musical instrument or a full structure. Proudly manufactured in the USA, our products are built to last and provide fun for years to come. Safety is our top priority Our commitment to safety is reflected in each phase of our planning process — from our materials to our strategic 6-foot obstruction-free zones. All of our products meet or exceed standards set forth by the respectable organizations in our industry such as IPEMA and the U.S. Access Board. Our unwavering dedication to inclusion The benefits of bringing your community together with an inclusive playground are immeasurable. Inclusive play environments provide unique opportunities for children of all ages and abilities to engage in their right to play. Outdoor play environments that break down both physical barries to access and social barriers to participation can unite communities in meaningful ways. We create complete recreational environments With our customer-focused industry expertise, we help parks create outdoor recreational environments to help promote physical and mental health, well-being, friendship, and fun. Discover how easy it is to furnish your playground by utilizing all of our product lines.


Purchasing Contracts Superior makes it easy to buy by having purchasing contracts with organizations like BuyBoard, HGACBuy, and GSA Advantage just to name a few. See all of our purchasing programs.

How much does a playground cost? While every church playground project is different, each of our steel playground clients can expect certain costs while planning for your new playground. • 7% to 15% Freight • 22% to 40% Installation


Who should be involved? The more involved, the more fun! Be sure to include important stakeholders within your community.


• 20% to 50% Product • 20% to 90% Surfacing

What are some ways to secure funds? Partnerships For Play Planning a successful crowdfunding campaign for a new park playground can be difficult and time-consuming. We’ve made it easy with our Partnerships For Play crowdfunding program, which is designed in four phases over eight weeks. The program works with you and your SRP Certified Partner to plan and execute a successful campaign. Start raising money! Grant Guide We’ve compiled an over 100-page guide of nation- and state-specific grants to help fund your playground. Each grant resource includes the name of the grant, the organization funding the grant, the award amount, deadlines, and more. Check it out!


How long will it take? While it depends on many factors, an average project can take 12 weeks. Your SRP Certified Partner will work with your church to ensure your playground meets your needs and budget. Quick Ship Playgrounds If you’re looking to add a new playground to your church quickly, check out the play structures available in our quick ship program. These hand-selected structures are ready to ship within five business days! Models are available for children ages 2-5, 2-12, and 5-12 and are available in our most popular color schemes. Let us know if you want to learn more!




Other Great online resources We have plenty of online resources to help you when planning your next outdoor project. Click the images below to learn more about each topic.

How to Add Playground Shade

Religious Organization Playground Inspirations

Inclusive Playground Design

Themed Playgrounds

Site Furnishing Tips & Tricks

Playground Safety & Maintenance Resources

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