Letters used as playground equipment
Did you know that letters are not only for reading, but can also be used as playground equipment?
A T becomes a double swing, an A a climbing tower or an E a slide. For each letter of the alphabet, Sunkid and its partner Almholz have developed the appropriate play equipment. The Sunkid giant letters, up to four meters high, are made of untreated Styrian mountain larch and are an eye-catcher and popular photo motif for tourists and locals all year round.
Since this year, there is a new public community playground in the municipality of Peisey-Nancroix (FR) near the famous ski resort of Les Arcs. Here, too, the gigantic wooden letters come into play. In fact, the playground consists of the wooden commune name lettering. The P of the lettering offers two swing options (nest swing and board swing), the two letters E each have a slide that can be climbed up to with a ladder, the I serves as a climbing frame, the S has two hammocks and the letter Y has a swing on both sides. All letters are between 2.50 m and 3.00 m high.
The small commune of Peisey-Nancroix has 643 inhabitants and therefore during the summer season the playground is mainly used by the children of the local schools. However, as soon as the winter season starts, many winter sports guests also come to the small communities around the large and in France very famous ski resort Les Arcs. If you take the cable car "Vanoise Express" to the ski resort, you can see the wooden letters from above. Also the children of the tourists are invited to have fun on the wooden letters.