Buddy Bench

Buddy Bench
Item: --
Status: Ships From Manufacturer
Truck Delivery Kaplan Elementary

Size: 6' Wide
Weight: 115 lbs


  • 2 3/8" O.D. MIG welded frame
  • Seat has game patterns
  • Available Portable or In-Ground
  • Available in the following colors: Black, Brown, Green, Ultra Blue, Burgundy, Blue, Red, and Beige
How to Utilize a Buddy Bench:

Install an outdoor bench in an obvious location on or near the playground. Explain to children that when they would like to play with another child, they can sit on the bench. This gives the others a non-verbal cue expressing their desire to play with someone. Conversely, suggest that children pay attention if someone is sitting on the bench and to consider inviting them to join in their play.

Benefits of a Buddy Bench

Implementing the Buddy Bench as an option reduces children's fear of approaching peers and the potential of rejection. Additionally, it makes it obvious to caregivers which children desire cooperative play as opposed to solitary play. This way, caregivers can prompt and encourage cultivation of new friendships.

* This item will be drop shipped directly from the vendor. Shipping times can vary from 4 to 6 weeks. Free freight not available on Playground items. Please contact us for additional questions.

Shipping & Lead Times
  • Kaplan cannot guarantee delivery date as items are manufactured to order.
  • Lead times can vary from 4-6 weeks or longer depending on the time of year.
  • Freight is calculated on a per order basis. Free or discounted freight is not available on playground products.
  • Off-loading of playground deliveries are the customer's responsibility.
  • Playground items are heavy and large and may require the use of a bobcat or fork lift, which the customer must provide.
  • In some instances, skids may need to be broken down inside the trailer to remove the equipment.
  • Lift-gate service will be included in freight cost when possible.
  • Lift-gate service will not accommodate all playground equipment due to size and weight.
  • Lift-gate service will take the equipment off the truck. However, the customer is responsible for moving the item to the desired location.
  • Inside delivery is not available for playground equipment.
  • Call before delivery is available. Contact information must be provided.
When Your Order Arrives
  • Structures are bulky and heavy. Customer is responsible for unloading equipment. Lift-gate service will only get the product off the truck, NOT to your playground area.
  • Check all items for damages and shortages BEFORE signing your delivery receipt. Note any missing items or damage on bill of lading.
  • Kaplan is not responsible for any damages or shortages not reported within 48 hours.
Payment Options
  • Up to 100% deposit may be required.
  • Orders may be prepaid with check or credit card.
Sales Tax
  • State sales tax if applicable.
  • If you organization is tax-exempt, a copy of the certificate should be submitted with your order.
  • Warranty varies by manufacturer and component. Please call for details.
  • Warranty does not include the labor or cost of labor to install warranty-replaced parts.
  • Shades and covers need to be removed during high winds and heavy snow or manufacturer will void warranty.

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