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Choosing the Right Commercial Outdoor Furniture for your Municipal Park

When it comes to a municipal park, public area, or parklet, having the right amenities for the public is critical not just for functionality, but for safety.

Public areas take a beating. It’s not just the wear and tear of weather either. It could be the runaway bike (if it’s not locked up on one of our commercial bike racks), an errant skateboard, or a bunch of rough-and-tumble teens that bump, bang, or thump the trash receptacle, game table, or park bench. That’s when choosing the right commercial outdoor furniture comes into play.

Public safety is paramount when planning how you’re going to decorate the space. How many times have you walked by a park and seen a bunch of people sitting on top of the picnic table? This is when strength and durability become so important. No one wants to see anyone get injured from a faulty table or cheap materials.

That’s why we think it’s so important to build commercial outdoor furniture in robust materials such as steel and cement that will withstand the unplanned uses of your furniture.

We all want to create public spaces but making them so they are enjoyable, visually appealing, and safe can be challenging. Choosing the right outdoor park benches and park picnic tables for your space can be daunting because there are so many choices in design and materials. It can quickly become overwhelming. That’s why it’s important to choose a company that has people to help you choose the best picnic tables, the right grill, the appropriate fire ring, and seating for the size of your area, your local weather conditions as well as your end goals.

With people on the go more than ever, Kay Park also offers solar power charging stations for your outdoor park which can be a great combination of café seating and a solar charging station. Speaking of the sun, if you’re in a hot climate or your space has no shade, then umbrellas are a must-have for comfort and protection from the hot sun.  Choose from materials such as fiberglass and marine-grade fabric as a couple of options.

For added fun, don’t forget to include a game or two in your outdoor park area. Games are great for family fun or to create a sense of community amongst strangers or for an office get-together. Cornhole and ping pong are just a few games that Kay Park manufactures in commercial-grade materials. Based on the size of your outdoor area, our team of experts can help you choose the right games for your space.

If you want to add some decorative elements, planters in a variety of shapes and sizes and a heavy-duty flag pole can add some personality to your space as well.

Remember to measure your space before ordering any products from any vendor.

For more tips on how to buy and what to look for, check out our other blog entitled, “How to Buy Commercial Outdoor Furniture:  Top 5 Things to Consider”.

Kay Park is a family-owned business in Iowa, so we know what it’s like to go to a public space as a family or a large group and need the right amenities.

Look out for our next blog: “Tips to Buying Commercial Outdoor Furniture for Hotels and Resorts”.


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