Champions Centre Attracts Families with Play Zone


With locations in Tacoma and Bellevue, WA, Champions Centre boasts an all -inclusive membership of over 10,000 people and holds weekend services for crowds of up to 6,000. Every time they hold an event, they make sure to plan something for young children at their Play Zone childcare area.

Kirkwood Mall Promotes Good Health


“Sanford Health recently bought our local hospital organization and they have been doing everything they can to promote health and wellness in children,” explains Kirkwood Mall Assistant General Manager Jennifer Obrigewitch. “They already sponsor play areas in other cities and we thought they’d like to do the same here.”

Greenbriar Mall Celebrates “Little Footprints”


“We didn’t have an indoor play area before but we’ve had interest in having one for a long time,” says Gwendolyn Motley, Director of Corporate Marketing with Hendon Properties, which owns Greenbriar Mall. “When we knew our 50th anniversary was coming, we thought, ‘What better way to kick off our festivities than by opening a new play area?’”

Sunriver Adds Water Play Floatables for Summer of Fun


“Those floatables get ridden hard,” said Matt Catanzaro, SHARC aquatics operations manager. “That’s why we went back to PLAYTIME. The quality of their products is outstanding. Kids and adults play on these things and they withstand a lot of abuse. The PLAYTIME products are durable.”

Parque Arauco Shopping Center and Hello Kitty Team Up!


Parque Arauco Shopping Center in Santiago, Chile unveiled a one-of-a-kind Hello Kitty play area, introducing a new type of amenity to Chilean shoppers. Babysec, a large diaper brand in the country, was preparing to launch Hello Kitty-themed diapers and was looking for a unique way to capture parents’ attention. Espinoza suggested that PLAYTIME could create a Babysec-branded, Hello Kitty-themed play area.

Montgomery Mall Includes Wegmans and Other Amenities


Owned by Simon Property Group and located in North Wales, PA, Montgomery Mall became the nation’s first shopping center with a Wegmans grocery store attached to it in 2013. According to Fazio, that unique shopping partnership led the mall to consider ways that it might better serve the clientele that Wegmans attracts.

Killeen Mall Play Area Better Than Halloween Candy


Killeen Mall is located in Killeen, TX, home of Fort Hood, the nation’s largest military base, which means that the shopping center serves a large number of soldiers and their young families. Serving those families is a responsibility and an honor, says Peaster, who says Killeen Mall offers free monthly children’s programs, and a good mix of retail for children, teens and adults, but never had a play area before.

Memorial City Mall Opens Nation’s Largest Indoor Play Area


“Because our chairman always wants us to provide the very best of everything for our customers, we kept adding more, more, more!” says Harry Hadland, Vice President of Property Management. “That’s just the way we do things around here.” Memorial City Mall offers the largest indoor play area in a shopping center.

Paul Derda Rec Center Balances Nostalgia and Safety


“We kept the playground covered for three weeks during demolition and installation,” says Gulley, with the Paul Derda Rec Center. “It was fun because we cut little holes in the bottom of the tarp so that little kids could peek in. They’d look in and tell their parents what was happening. I even saw a mom who was down on all fours looking through the holes to check out the process.”

New River Valley Mall Play Area Honors Ill Child


The MOMS Club of Christiansburg, VA raised nearly $80,000 to build an indoor play area at New River Valley Mall. The play area was built in honor of a young girl with Metachromatic Leukodystrophy (MLD), a genetic disorder that attacks the nervous system and has a life expectancy of approximately five years. Hope Overbay, the... Read more »