Themed Play Area Honors Northwest Louisiana’s Rich History
(Fair Lawn, NJ) November 26, 2012 – Center Stage Productions, a leading designer, manufacturer and installer of custom soft surface play areas, has developed a brand new themed play area, rich in history, for Pierre Bossier Mall in Bossier City, Louisiana.
“Pierre Bossier Mall’s brand new children’s soft play area was custom designed by Center Stage Productions’ creative team who captured the history that runs deep in the souls of this Southern setting,” said Michael DeZaio, President of Center Stage Productions. The soft play area elements include an oil derrick in recognition of Bossier City’s major role in the nationwide oil boom in the early 1900’s, a paddlewheel riverboat as a nod to the famous steamboats which provided important transportation links on the Red River more than a century ago and a Barksdale Air Force Base B52 Bomber airplane in deference to the US Air Force base located minutes away from Pierre Bossier Mall.
To add to the fun, wall-mounted interactive play activities and peek-a-boo portholes will keep kids entertained. Comfortable seating, shoe cubbies and exterior counter space are all contained within the play area.
Pierre Bossier Mall, owned by Rouse Properties, recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation, which comprised numerous improvements and new amenities including the addition of the brand new children’s soft play area, which was recently unveiled in the mall’s common area near Sears. “We are delighted to provide this family friendly amenity to our shoppers and give children a unique place to play and have fun.” said Benjamin Schall, Chief Operating Officer for Rouse Properties.
“Play is an essential component of healthy development in children, and this new play area provides an opportunity for children to develop their motor, perceptual and social skills in a fun, yet meaningful environment,” added DeZaio.
With Pierre Bossier Mall’s littlest shoppers in mind, Center Stage Productions has put several safety measures in place during the design and installation process. All play pieces have high-quality, squishy 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 sit atop a padded carpet, which absorbs impact and exceeds ASTM’s standards for drop and fall ratings, ultimately protecting children and keeping them safe.
“Additionally, parents won’t have to worry about germs, because Center Stage Productions’ play pieces are coated with naturally antimicrobial urethanes which inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms,” commented DeZaio.
Pierre Bossier Mall’s soft play area is free of charge and open during all mall hours.
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, amusement parks, 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 nearly 30 years, Center Stage Productions’ comprehensive services include design, planning, production, transportation, management and operations. For more information, visit www.cspdisplay.com or contact Brenda Tietjen at BTietjen@cspdisplay.com.
Pierre Bossier Mall is Northwest Louisiana’s largest shopping mall, featuring department stores like Dillard’s, JCPenney and Sears, over 70 specialty shops, full service japanese restaurant, an eight restaurant food court, kiddie rides, and an arcade to thrill all ages. Pierre Bossier Mall offers great shopping, dining, and entertainment for the whole family and is located at 2950 East Texas Street, (I-20 & Airline Drive) in Bossier City, Louisiana. Regular mall hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Please visit our website at www.pierrebossiermall.com or contact us at 318-747-5700 for a listing of extended holiday hours.