Playgrounds for tweens and teenagers - GALAXY™ by KOMPAN


Bridging the age gap

Not that long ago, tweens, let alone teenagers, viewed a playground as a place for their younger siblings rather than for their own enjoyment - and with good reason. It wasn’t that there was just a gap in the market, there was a crying cultural need. No one really offered fun and exciting playgrounds for teens and tweens, they were, too often, left to their own devices.

To satisfy the need required a rethink, not a remodelling of well-trodden play techniques. The GALAXY™ looks like nothing that preceded it. It was a game changer, a free play structure offering built-in activities that are responsive and dynamic, and the first to give play access to everyone regardless of ability.

Learn more about KOMPAN's play equipment for teens. 

Pavo

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Life skills condensed in play: the dense play challenge of Pavo attracts bigger children immensely. Their urge for physical and social action is rewarded when they start exploring play on Pavo. The climb, cling onto, hang and sway through responding play activities train the bigger children's...
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Enif

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Awesome play motivation in a cool, transparent framework draws the attention of bigger children. Their curiosity is rewarded when they start exploring the the play moves of Enif. The challenging climb and sway-journey through responsive ropes, is enjoyable. The Route can be altered endlessly, so...
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Kuma

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With its quirky angles and shapes, KUMA attracts adventurous play explorations in 5-12 year olds. The curved climbing wall with the color spot cleats invites a challenging climb to the top. From here, a handle leads to the bouncy play shell seat or the swaying overhead bridge. The open Triangle...
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Regulus

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REGULUS' appealing color spots and great, swaying, bouncy destinations attract and cater for playful children of all abilities. The slanting nets make various body positions possible, thus catering for users of all abilities and a wide age span. All activities in the Regulus bounce or sway. This...
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Awesome play motivation in a cool, transparent framework draws the attention of bigger children. Their curiosity is rewarded when they explore the play moves of Aldebaran. The challenging climb, balance and sway journey through responding climbing surfaces, are highly motivating. The route can be...
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Draco

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With its quirky angles and shapes, DRACO attracts adventurous play explorations in 5-12 year olds. They will return again and again due to the play variation. The curved climbing wall invites a challenging climb to the top where there is a bouncy play shell seat or the swaying overhead bridge. The...
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AQUILA'S spacious nets and swaying, bouncy destinations attract and cater for playful children meeting and socializing. The rope and net details make various body positions possible, thus catering for many and a wide age span. The bounce and sway of the activities are fundamental motivation...
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Adara II

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Adara II with its spacious nets and swaying, bouncy play destinations attract and cater for heaps of playful children meeting and socializing. The rope, play shell and climbing details support varied body positions, thus catering for a wide span of ability levels. The responsiveness of the...
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Canopus

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The amazing Canopus takes body mastery and body memory skills to new levels of play for tweens. Thanks to its spaciousness, everyone can participate in play on Canopus. The varied spinning activities train the motor skills ABC of agility, balance and coordination. The sense of balance is the...
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Rigel

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The Rigel is awesomeness in play versatility. Tweens and teens will feel attracted by the varied, challenging climb, balance and spin activities of the Rigel. The sense of balance is the foundation for all other motor skills and makes it possible for humans to manage the world securely. In the...
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Nereide

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Wild, wild whirls! The amazing Nereide attracts tweens and teens immediately. Thanks to its varied activities and spaciousness, everyone can be part of play on Nereide. The spinning activities are great fun. They train the motor skills ABC of agility, balance and coordination. The sense of balance...
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Pollux

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With its spinning, swaying angles and shapes, POLLUX attracts thrilling balance play in 6-15 year olds. The inclined spinners invite small or bigger groups of children to spin till they get dizzy. This is a favourite activity of middle school children. It will attract them for a long time, again...
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With its quirky look and spinning, bouncing climbing, SIRIUS II attracts 5-12 year olds for hours of adventurous play challenges, again and again. The curved climbing wall with the color spot cleats invites a challenging climb to the top. From here, a handle leads to the bouncy play shell seat for...
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The Asterion II is awesomeness in play versatility for tweens and teens: Endless climbing, spinning, balancing, rocking and swaying. This all takes place in a transparent universe that allows for play with peers through, over, in and out of the structure. It is accessible from ground level for all

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Asterope

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Awesomeness in play versatility and immense multi-functionality meets the older children and teenagers in ASTEROPE. Hours and days of climbing, spinning, balancing, swaying - all in a transparent universe that allows for interaction with peers through, in and out of the structure. The many moving,...
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Emerido

GXY968
Awesomeness in play versatility and immense multi-functionality meets the older children: hours and days of climbing, spinning, balancing, rocking, and swaying. All of this in a transparent universe that allows for play with peers through, over, in and out of the structure. Accessible from ground...
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GALAXY™ is often used as a crossover between KOMPAN playgrounds and fitness sites. And because of its beautiful curves and transparent design, GALAXY™ is a favourite with architects and developers around the world – it is regarded as the origin of modern playground designs.

Outdoor play is one of the best and most valuable forms of development activity. The events of 2020 have underlined just what it means to be without it. If there are any positives from the global lockdown it is in the realisation of what it means to get out and enjoy life and the importance of fresh air in terms of basic health. The value of the playground has never been so understood, and tweens and teens were not excluded from those who sought a break from life in front of a screen. Read more about KOMPAN's playgrounds for teens. 

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Is what is in the brochure the full extent of Galaxy?

Certainly not, perhaps more than any other KOMPAN product, it is the most flexible. The super-structure can be configured in an almost endless number of ways and size, and then there is colour . . . the PET components come in blue and lime and there are six colours available for the stabilisers and anchors.

How can something so active be inclusive?

There is no denying that the structure is aimed at adventurous tweens and teens who are drawn to climbing its ridges and slopes, but the underside is designed to offer wheelchair users involvement.

Why doesn’t the Galaxy structure rust?

The secret lies in top quality steel that is hot dip galvanised and then given a powdered coating (if coloured)


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