Contest Winners Enjoying Playground

A new playground recently installed in Strongsville, Ohio, is fully operational and getting maximum use.

The city was the winner of a playground contest held earlier this year by BCI Burke, commercial playground manufacturer with corporate headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisc.

“Anyone I have talked to is ecstatic with the addition of the playground,” said Bryan Bogre, Strongsville director of parks, recreation and senior services. “It is great to see something like this play area making people so happy."

Strongsville was one of thousands of entries for the 2011 contest.

The playground is from Burke’s new Voltage line, which combines the durability and flexibility of a 3½-inch O.D. post system with the advanced design of both the KoreKonnect direct-bolt clamp system and EZKonnect self-leveling deck system.

Other monthly prize winners in the Voltage playground contest received VISA gift cards and Apple iPods and will continue to be selected each month through December 31.

“We are always energized when we hear how thrilled our customers--both kids and adults--are with a new playground,” said Tim Ahern, BCI Burke CEO/owner.

“The partnership with Snider & Associates, our Burke rep in Ohio, made this project seamless and successful,” Ahern said.

Snider and Associates, with service in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan, has been providing park, athletic and commercial playground equipment to the school, early education, parks and recreation industry since the 1980s. Additional information can be found at .

BCI Burke is a manufacturer of commercial playground, park and recreation equipment and an advocate of safe, healthy play for kids. More information about Burke and the contest is available at .