2 to 5 years


Little Adventurers aged 2 to 5 years old are also referenced as toddlers or preschool-aged children. They are new to the playground and will require an area of their own that is physically challenging but sized just for them. Play areas should offer challenges such as ramps, tunnels and slides but should not exceed a 60” height. Play activities that promote socialization and fine motor skills are a must for this age group. Consider including both themed and fine motor based activity panels to enhance those skills. Adult supervision is extremely important for safe play for toddlers. Play areas should have good line of sight from all angles.

Our Commercial Playground Structures for children 2 to 5 years old are designed to encourage child development as well as promote best practices in outdoor play and learning. Adventure Playground Systems manufactures using the highest quality materials that provide maximum safety and durability for your little Adventurers. In addition, each system meets or exceeds all CPSC, ASTM and ADA guidelines. Our team of play experts is excited to create your dream playground so contact us with any questions you may have!

Consider a playground structure for preschool-aged children that includes the following:

Step Ladders

Look for ladders that are single file with a 50 to 75 degree slope and a tread width of 12” to 21” and vertical rise of less than 9”. This provides more safety in the event of falls, in addition it will encourage children to hold on to a handrail if needed and take turns passing.


Slides help preschool-aged children learn balance and gross motor skills. However straight slides should not exceed 30 degrees.

Spiral slides

Little ones will learn how to traverse a spiral slide generally by 26 months but they should turn 360 degrees or less at a 30 Degree slope or less.

Activity panels

Activity Panels come in a large variety of options. Look for those that promote fine motor skills and dramatic play to add the most play value to your site.


Look for stairs less than a 35 degree slope and a vertical rise of less than 9”. This will encourage children to hold on to a handrail if needed, take turns, and provides more safety in the event of falls.

Horizontal ladders

Perfect for a 4 to 5 year old’s first foray into overhead climbing, horizontal ladders should be less than or equal to 60” high and adjacent rungs of overhead ladders should be greater than 9 inches.

Rung ladders

Perfect for children 4 to 5 years old, rung ladders should have 75-90 degree slope.

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Adventure Playground Systems has been a leading manufacturer in the commercial playground industry for more than 20 years. Serving Texas and beyond — our commercial-grade playgrounds are known for their quality, durability and innovation. We offer a wide range of playground designs— including custom solutions — so we’re sure to have the perfect pieces for your playground, park, school or recreation space.

If you’re ready to start planning your next park project, contact Adventure Playground Systems by calling us at 1.888.935.2112 or filling out our online contact form. Our friendly team of Adventure Play Experts are happy to offer their expert advice and suggestions to find the commercial play equipment that is right for you. We can guide you through the purchase every step of the way, so you get the park or playground area you’ve always dreamed of.

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