In the past, we’ve told you that TireBuyer is part of the nation’s largest tire distributor, American Tire Distributors (ATD). Today, we’d like to tell you about another company in the ATD family – Tire Pros – and something they’re doing that we think is pretty cool.
Who is Tire Pros?
Tire Pros is the nation’s largest network of elite, independent tire dealers, with more than 500 locally-owned locations across the country.
We’re proud to have Tire Pros as our sister company for a number of reasons. First of all, they’re some of the finest tire and automotive service experts out there. Second, every Tire Pros store is locally owned and operated – so when you visit a Tire Pros location, you’re supporting your community. And then, there are the playgrounds.
That’s right, playgrounds. Tire Pros and ATD have partnered with Boundless Playgrounds, Inc to open public “Tread Town” playgrounds constructed from hundreds of recycled tires. Too often, kids with disabilities are excluded from one of the simplest joys of childhood – playing at a playground. But these playgrounds are built to be completely inclusive, so children of all abilities can play together. Tread Towns include ramped wheelchair access to the highest platforms, state-of-the-art solid harness swings for kids who need extra back support, and lots of fun fitness and education-based activities for everyone.
So far, there are seven Tread Town playgrounds across the nation – Huntersville, North Carolina (ATD’s hometown); Jackson, Mississippi; Memphis, Tennessee; Lakewood, California; Savannah, Georgia; Massillon, Ohio; and Pasco, Washington. And more Tread Towns are on the way. It’s Tire Pros’ way of giving back to the communities that support them.
Take a trip to Tread Town – and get to know the Pros
If there’s a Tread Town in your neighborhood, we hope you’ll take your kids to check it out. And if you’d like to find a Tire Pros near you, just use our installer locator. Tire Pros locations are marked on the map with a red “TP” pin.
Tread town locations:
Huntersville, North Carolina
Richard Barry Park, 13707 Beatties Ford Road
City Center Park, 110 Mary Ann Drive at Highway 80, Pearl, MS
Dogwood Park, 8970 Ashmere Road, Germantown, TN
Mayfair Park, 5270 Clark Avenue
Pooler Recreational Complex, 200 Preston Stokes Drive, Pooler, GA
Reservoir Park, 905 Sippo Boulevard
Memorial Park, 1520 W. Shoshone Street