Reinvent Your Playground With New Products From Burke
Over a Dozen New Products Just Released!
We have been busy this spring creating exciting new experiences for children to enjoy at your playground. Our new Alpine Climber is sure to give kids a sense of accomplishment as they make it to the top. Each side of this innovative freestanding play event offers a completely different climbing experience and challenge.
Younger children will have a blast creating imaginative play with our new Drive Thru. As an addition to your playground or trike trail, kids will love interacting with each other to place pretend orders and then riding on to the next play event.
Create even more essential play and development opportunities with Burke’s all NEW Step ‘N’ Scoot Plus and Kiddy Korral Plus! These two Early Play Centers feature the NEW tube with balls play event. Children ages 6 – 23 months have the opportunity to improve their hand-eye coordination and learn cause-effect with this awesome new manipulative play experience.
Let’s Rock! Rock your playground with our all new line of Rockers, in two-seat, four-seat and standing versions. An excellent new feature for your playground, our new Rockers offer durable and reliable torsion springs and a new, inviting design to encourage physical play and help kids develop teamwork, coordination and balance as they come back again and again.
As a great addition to our array of swing options, we are excited to offer new 3 ½” O.D. Arch Swings along with new T-Swings! Both of our new swings offer legendary Burke Built durability and quality to last for years along with updated and modern looks and flexibility.
Looking for a unique and challenging component for your playground design? Our new Dynamic Pad Link helps kids improve their balance and strength crossing from one playground deck to another. Designed for our Nucleus™ play system, the innovative Dynamic Pad Link is easy to add to your new playground.
Get Fit. Stay Fit. Enjoy It! For ages 13+ and adults, we are now offering completely new HealthQuest Fitness Stations, outdoor equipment providing all the tools and knowledge you need to create a custom total body workout. The four HealthQuest Fitness Stations all focus on a different area of exercise, covering upper body, stretching and balance, core, and cardiovascular exercises.
With over a dozen new products for every age group, we think you are sure to find something exciting to design your next playground or add on to your existing space. Get started by browsing the links above for more details and then contact your local Burke representative or call 800-266-1250!
Burke’s Passion for Reinventing Play Drives Us to Be Better
Tim Ahern – CEO/owner
During the daily energy it takes to produce the quality Burke products that we do, and the push to continually improve ourselves and our processes, it is sometimes tempting to lose sight of all of the good things we are doing. A quick scan through our customer surveys emphasizes the impact we have on our customers. For instance,
- “The kids love their new Burke playground—the best part is seeing them play and challenge themselves and they don’t really realize it is exercise.”
- “Burke’s planning expertise combined with your superb and consistent customer service shows us that our playground is genuinely the very best.”
- “I have worked for our park system for 21 years and Burke equipment is always at the top of our list when we need more.”
We truly understand that playgrounds are a big investment, both in terms of time and money, and steadily work to design innovative products in response to our customer’s feedback. That’s why our focus on Reinventing Play™ puts our customers first. We are passionate about providing exceptional customer service and we are proud that our orders are 97% complete, correct and on-time. Yet, our goal is to have every customer be 100% satisfied with their Burke experience. Which is why all of us—our team at the factory and our reps across the country--keep our goals firmly centered on being better.
Feedback from our customers also fuels the creativity of our design team, inspiring us to keep inventing. New to our line-up is the HealthQuest Fitness Stations. This unique product was conceived for ages 13 and up and provides a total body workout for beginner, intermediate and advanced users. Everyone can work at their own pace and intensity, modifying the suggested exercises, circuits and workouts to challenge themselves and each other. Also new to the Burke product line-up is the Alpine Climber, Interactive Play Panels, Drive Thru, Step ‘N’ Scoot Plus & Kiddy Korral Plus, Rockers and Dynamic Pad Link.
During the month of May, we celebrate National Fitness Month and are using the positive things we do for kids to energize us to keep doing best, what we do best—creating Burke playgrounds that are exceptional, safe, challenging and fun.
Helping Kids Stay Safe and Fit
Playground Safety Week and National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
National Playground Safety Week 2011 was April 25-29, and we at BCI Burke were excited to work with Evans Elementary school in Wisconsin to raise awareness of playground safety. As part of the Fond du Lac School District’s Partners in Education (PIE) Program, Burke is leading the project in which Evans students created posters about playground safety. As part of our commitment to playground safety, BCI Burke partnered with the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) to provide a free Safe Playground Supervision Kit with each play system we sell.
Keeping the focus on healthy and safe play, every May since 1983 has been National Physical Fitness and Sports Month in the U.S. As part of our celebration of this important event, we are proud to release all new HealthQuest Fitness Stations to help individuals reach their personal fitness goals and encourage more physical activity. Other Burke products that encourage more physical activity include our Intensity® fitness play complex, Circuit Play® and Circuit Play® Beginnings.
Burke Selected as Head Start Body Start Preferred Vendor
One of a Select Group of Companies Chosen
Just a few weeks ago, the Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Development and Outdoor Play announced its list of preferred vendors for the 2011 HSBS Preferred Vendor Catalog, and BCI Burke was selected!
The group of vendors have been vetted by a panel of early childhood movement professionals and selected for their offer of discounts and value-added packages of safe and developmentally appropriate products for recipients of the upcoming HSBS 2011 Play Space Grant Awards. Nearly $2 million in Play Space Grants will be awarded to Head Start Centers across the country this year by HSBS to improve their outdoor play spaces. Grant recipients will be able to purchase uniquely designed value-added packages created by the HSBS Preferred Vendors at a minimum discount of 20% off the retail price.
Don’t Miss Out - Our Spring Sale Ends May 13th
Save on Burke Playground Structures Not Available Anywhere Else
With Huge Savings, Free Freight and a Free Play Event; our Spring Sale has been a huge hit. Did you know that there are now less than two weeks left to take advantage of the savings on exclusive Burke playground designs? The ordering deadline of May 13th is rapidly approaching. If you have not yet placed your new playground equipment order, hurry!
One Month until the Big Playground Giveaway – Have You Entered?
Enter Before June 30th for Grand Prize Eligibility
While our Voltage™ Playground Contest runs all year, with great prizes including VISA Gift Cards and Apple iPods, the big prize will be awarded soon. June is the month when our grand prize, a brand new Voltage playground worth more than $21,000, will be given away! Have you entered to win yet?
A Hands-On Approach to Selling Playgrounds: BCI Burke Teams Up With Summit Recreation
New Representative Firm for Montana, Wyoming & Colorado
When Kim and Scott Carlson launched Summit Recreation eight years ago, they meant business -- and play.
“When we say we test our equipment, we mean that in the absolute most literal sense,” Scott Carlson said. “We literally get out on these playgrounds and get dirty, get sweaty, go down slides, test gliders – and we do this for our competition as well as for our own products.”
And that, in fact, is how Summit Recreation discovered BCI Burke Playgrounds. Now, their playground and recreational equipment company has partnered with BCI Burke to distribute Burke products in Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
“We’ve been testing Burke’s equipment for years from a competitor’s standpoint, which means that we know firsthand that their gliders and slides are the smoothest in the business, and that they carry a complete line of equipment, ranging from fitness to traditional and everything in between,” Carlson said.
And aside from his firsthand experiences on BCI Burke’s playgrounds, Carlson was also impressed with the company’s approach to marketing and sales.
“I’m really overwhelmed at how much Burke brings to the table with regard to marketing,” Scott said. “I honestly expect a great 2011 with BCI Burke behind us. I can’t say enough how excited we are to be on board with them.”
But the bottom line for the Carlson’s and for Summit Recreation, Scott says, is people.
“What it all comes down to is taking care of people. It’s about passion, energy, and commitment from the smallest to the largest job, and the willingness to go the extra mile – we saw all of those qualities in Burke, along with the finest equipment in the business, and we jumped,” Carlson said.
Learn more about Summit Recreation by visiting www.summitrecreation.com or call toll free at 877-465-2286.