Bayshore Mall Unveils New Children’s Play Area Delivering Nautical Adventures

Bayshore Play Area

Bayshore Mall welcomes all to their new coastal themed soft play area, which represents the seaport city of Eureka, CA and provides meaningful, safe, family-friendly fun

(Eureka, CA) September 2, 2014Bayshore Mall, located on the north coast of California is showing its playful side with the installation of a brand new nautical themed soft play area created especially for young children. The family-friendly amenity, now open in the mall’s South Wing, features imaginatively designed play equipment including replicas of a majestic gray whale, a gregarious pelican and an open-water fishing boat perfect for climbing, sliding and pretending.

“Bayshore Mall is always exploring opportunities to expand the variety of amenities that will engage our guests beyond simply shopping and our recent remodel gave us an opportunity to create a new family-friendly attraction that is safe, fun and meaningful,” said Megan Stagnaro, Director of Corporate and Field Marketing for Rouse Properties, Inc., owner of Bayshore Mall.  “Our significant progress in the repositioning of Bayshore Mall is a prime example of Rouse’s ability to not only attract leading retailers, but to implement tailored amenities to meet the needs of the community,” explained Stagnaro.

Kids won’t need binoculars to spot the spectacular 2-part gray whale, which appears to be “diving” deep beneath white capped waves.  On the first part, children can climb upon the friendly whale’s face which “peeks” through blue waters and on the other, they can slide down the majestic mammal’s streamlined tail.  In addition, children can go on a fishing adventure aboard the “SS Bayshore” or play with the opportunistic pelican sitting upon the dock with its throat pouch agape ready to snatch the day’s catch. Kids can continue the maritime experience by peering through portholes built into the play area’s enclosure, which also provides comfortable seating for parents and shoe cubbies.

Bayshore Mall chose Center Stage Productions to create a safe play environment with Bayshore Mall’s littlest shoppers in mind.  As such, Center Stage Productions has put several safety measures in place during the design, fabrication and installation process.  All play pieces have high-quality, super soft foam surfaces that are smooth and protective.  The size of each play piece is just the right scale for children and the grab points are positioned where playing children would expect to find them. In addition, these iconic play structures are secured upon a padded carpet, which absorbs impact and exceeds ASTM’s standards for drop and fall ratings, helping to keep children safe.

The children’s play area is just one of the many cosmetic enhancements that Bayshore Mall received during the last year. Other improvements made by Rouse Properties, Inc. include new flooring and paint, four new seating areas, new food court furniture, six 55” HD televisions, free WiFi mall-wide, several electronic charging stations which include an 8-station table featuring Samsung tablets and new interior and exterior landscaping.

The new soft play area is open during all mall hours and is free to the public.

About Bayshore Mall

Bayshore Mall is named for its close proximity to Humbolt Bay and is the only regional shopping center located on the north coast of the San Francisco Bay Area in California. With more than 75 stores, major retailers located at Bayshore Mall include The Sports Authority, Ulta, TJMaxx, Walmart, Kohl’s, Sears, Bed Bath & Beyond and more. For more information, visit

About Center Stage Productions

Center Stage Productions, based in Fair Lawn, NJ, custom creates a range of promotional environments including children’s soft play areas, seasonal décor and modular barricades for shopping centers, retailers, airports, museums, zoos and more. Center Stage Productions’ innovative designs have been created for hundreds of destinations across the United States and the world.  In business for 30 years, Center Stage Productions’ comprehensive services include design, planning, production, transportation, management and operations. For more information, visit



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