Budgeting & Playground Cost

Budgeting for a new playground is an important process and requires some key considerations during the planning phase. We have compiled a list of key areas that should be identified along with brief descriptions of what each process entails. Not sure where to start? Our dedicated Recreation Consultants are available to walk you through every aspect of your project, with professional expertise and patience.

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While the COVID-19 situation is still very fluid, many parks remain open for day-use, causing concern about how to properly disinfect public playgrounds. It is important to remember that any public facility is only as clean as the last person who touched it. Therefore, a good portion of your safety procedures rely on you and using your best judgement.

In the abundance of caution, we recommend posting signs at public gathering spaces highlighting the current CDC guidelines, including:

  • Avoid gathering in groups of greater than 10 people,
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • If you’re sick with any ailment, stay home. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • When in public, maintain a social distance of at least six feet.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow.
  • Clean your hands with a CDC approved hand sanitizer after touching public equipment

In regard to appropriate disinfectants we refer to the recommended precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to maintain clean and sanitary public spaces. Please note: Bleach is one of the disinfectants recommended and may damage paint/plastic and/or surfacing. Check labels for product safety, recommended use, and compatibility with surfaces.

Healthy Exercise…disguised as fun!
The purpose of Play On! is to promote physical fitness and fun through the use of well-designed outdoor play environments and creative playground learning activities.  The 125 standards-based playground activities combined with playgrounds aligned to six key elements of play, promote overall fitness and are highly effective tools for maximizing one of your community’s greatest assets - Playgrounds!  PlayCore is proud to partner with physical activity experts SHAPE America to provide a valid solution to creating healthy bodies through active play.

                                                                         

Play On! helps educators and programmers maximize playgrounds
to promote physical activity, develop wellness habits, and meet national standards for physical fitness - all in the context of fun. We want to develop healthy habits in America’s youth because we know the most reliable way to become a healthy adult is to be an active and healthy child. We hope this ground breaking play curriculum will play a key role in helping you strengthen and educate today’s children.

Request the PlayOn! Executive Summary below.

Why do people play? Because nature designed us to play. Because we are built to enjoy its nature-assured benefits, which are manifold and often subtle in their manifestations. This informative treatise of articles by Dr. Stuart Brown, from the National Institute for Play provides unique insights on the value of play and the his immense passion for play.

To view this treatise, please access the form below.

Research supports the developmental benefits of playgrounds and free play opportunities at home, school, and the community. Choosing a compliant playground surfacing under and around playground equipment is one of the most important factors in reducing the likelihood of life-threatening head injuries.  The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) cites that falls to the surface were a contributing factor in 79% of all playground injuries. 

The purpose of the Strong Foundations Playground Surfacing Guide is to provide an educational overview and to raise awareness about some considerations for planning, purchasing, and protecting safety surfacing. 

Providing an inclusive playground for children of all abilities to play together is an important step in promoting play, healthy physical activity, and learning for all children. Outdoor play experiences can provide the perfect opportunity to support inclusive play by creating awareness, breaking down barriers, and fostering friendships.

2Play Togethersm strives to make a difference in inclusive playground play and creating communities that care through playground activities that promote character education. The 2Play Together program equips programmers with tips and activities that will promote meaningful play, understanding, and fun between children with and without disabilities.

The activities featured in the 2Play Together activity guide were created by the National Lekotek Center and field-tested during outdoor playground events held at universally designed playgrounds with children with and without disabilities in grades PreK-5.

Did you know?

Out of 1,000 children between the ages of 3 and 21, approximately 85 will have disabilities, and only one will have a physical disability. The remaining 84 children will have cognitive (41.5), communication (17), social/emotional (11), chronic health impairment (11), multiple disabilities (2), and sensory disabilities (1.5).  Designing a play environment that intentionally addresses the sensory, cognitive, physical, social-emotional, and sensory needs of all children,  provides an embracing recreation space where people of all abilities can play together.

The purpose of PlayCore’s unique inclusive play programs is to provide educational resources for communities that wish to move playgrounds beyond minimum accessibility to create more usable outdoor play environments that recognize everyone’s right to fully participate in equitable play.  Inclusive play environments intentionally address the physical and social inclusion of people of all ages and abilities. PlayCore is proud to partner with leading experts, Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, to help communities provide meaningful, healthy play opportunities for everyone.

Did you know?

The NatureGrounds program is beneficial for:

  • Health: Exposure to nature has proven to reduce symptoms of attention deficit disorder and feelings of stress.
  • Social:  Naturalization provides broader inclusion of people of all abilities and increases social interaction.
  • Learning / Cognitive:  Natural elements provide hands on experiences and opportunities to bring classroom learning outdoors, while stimulating different forms of play.
  • Environmental Stewardship: Increasing children’s awareness of the environment at a young age helps them develop into environmentally-conscious adults.
  • Physical Activity:  Naturalized play spaces motivate children to move more and engage in play for longer periods of time.

Your local Play & Park Structures Consultant can provide the NatureGrounds Guidebook where you will find:

  • Research:  Describing the benefits of bringing nature onto the playground.
  • Guidance:  On naturalization best practices for new and existing play spaces.
  • Tips:  For selecting, preserving, and integrating live plant materials on your playground.

                                               

Online Searchable Plant Database

The unique plant selection database specifies the play value of child-friendly plants for your region and planting zone.  Visit naturegrounds.org/plantsearch

Learn how to implement best practice principals and how your playground can become a model NatureGrounds Demonstration Site, bringing positive national recognition to your organization.

PlayCore has partnered with the Natural Learning Initiative, College of Design, NC State University, to offer an educational resource designed to help professional and community activists promote naturalized playgrounds.

The purpose of the Outdoor Adult Fitness Parks guidebook is to inspire communities to advocate for and utilize Outdoor Adult Fitness Parks as critical health solutions for increasing physical activity and social engagement. PlayCore, along with a variety of industry professionals, fitness experts, organizational advocates, and local champions across a variety of communities, offers an educational and design resource to help promote community health and capital through innovative fitness solutions.

                  

Some of comprehensive programming elements included in this guidebook include:

  • 88 page educational/design resource
  • Professional development training module
  • The Outdoor Adult Fitness Parks National Demonstration Site Program

Words on Play highlights the work of some of the most respected play scholars - our friends, mentors, and partners that continue to inspire us and who have helped shape our very knowledge of the many powers of play.

The purpose of this resource is to raise awareness and provide education about the value of play, inspire and empower communities to advocate for play, demonstrate that investing in play results in healthy outcomes and social capital, and most of all, to encouraged readers to get out and support play every day! Request a copy of Words on Play today.

  

In light of current health concerns, we are referencing important cleaning guidelines listed below:

An essential part of operating a park or public space relates to the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors. While the COVID-19 situation is still very fluid, many parks remain open for day-use, causing concern about how to properly disinfect public playgrounds. It is important to remember that any public facility is only as clean as the last person who touched it. Therefore, a good portion of your safety procedures rely on you and using your best judgement.

In the abundance of caution, we recommend posting signs at public gathering spaces highlighting the current CDC guidelines, including:

  • Avoid gathering in groups of greater than 10 people,
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at a time.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • If you’re sick with any ailment, stay home. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • When in public, maintain a social distance of at least six feet.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw it away. If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow.
  • Clean your hands with a CDC approved hand sanitizer after touching public equipment

In regard to appropriate disinfectants we refer to the recommended precautions from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to maintain clean and sanitary public spaces. Please note: Bleach is one of the disinfectants recommended and may damage paint/plastic and/or surfacing. Check labels for product safety, recommended use, and compatibility with surfaces.

If you would like to request our Playground Inspection and Maintenance guide, here are some topics that the guide includes:

Why are Inspection and Maintenance Important?

Management and Staffing Priorities

Maintenance Inspection—Frequency and Process

Performing Required Maintenance

Resources

Fill out the form below to request your copy of the Playground Inspection and Maintenance Guide to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections SelfieSwing

Introducing the SelfieSwing - a whole new way to swing with your child. Be in the moment while capturing the memories! Designed to fit in the existing space required by a standard strap seat or tot seat, it’s the only face-to-face swing on the market that does not require additional swing bay width.

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Reflections SelfieSwing

Selfie totmates Swing

The totmates selfie swing lets siblings, cousins, and besties swing together! Best of all, parents can push one swing with two children instead of trying to push two children separately on different swings. Children enjoy face to face interaction, and the phone pocket allows parents to record a video to share with family members. 

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Selfie totmates Swing

SelfieSwizzler

The SelfieSwizzler creatively unites the swiveling action of a spinner with a circular rocking motion that is unlike any other playground component. Users will experience a self-driven, gentle rocking motion with each playful rotation, either on their own, or propelled by friends.

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SelfieSwizzler

Selfie Swirl with Me

There is no greater thrill for a child than spinning on a merry-go-round! What if there was a built-in slot for a smart phone that could capture the look on a child’s face with pictures or video? Introducing the newest spinner that includes cell phone slots that invite users to capture precious moments, hands-free with their mobile phones.

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Selfie Swirl with Me

Everyone LOVES a Summer Sale - and the Sundancer is the play structure that has it all! Including the 6 key elements of play - sliding, swinging, spinning, balancing, brachiating, and climbing, this structure will provides hours of physical activity, social interaction, and most of all FUN for children ages 5-12 years.

View more details about this structure HERE. Ask your local recreation consultant about this great deal. And don’t wait too long, it expires on July 24, 2019. Find your consultant HERE.

Our Playground Maintenance and Supervision guides define actionable methods to help keep your playground environment safer as well as how to best supervise the youngest users to promote an enriching play experience. Authored by Teresa Hendy and Daniel Hendy of Site Masters, both Certified Playground Safety Inspectors, these comprehensive guidebooks outline inspection protocols, tools to generate a maintenance program, and a variety of ways to recognize and mitigate potentially hazardous conditions in play environments.  

Choose from a variety of play structures suitable for every space and budget - Click BELOW

Adding freestanding play elements can freshen up a play space, reengaging users and residents

The finishing touch to any outdoor space includes seating, BBQ’s, bike parking, receptacles and more

Improve the health and well being of tenants and resident with outdoor fitness equipment

Freestanding shade can lower overall temperatures of the play environment

We have a variety of surfacing options from loose-fill to poured-in-place, to natural looking turf

Pet friendly communities attract more residents - give them a place to exercise their furry friends!

Would you like more information on any of these recreation amenities?

Reach out to your local consultant by accessing the Rep locator HERE

Jeff Mankins provides seasoned, professional expertise to custom playground designs, community-build projects, and the design and presentation of universal accessible playground projects in the southern Texas market. Born in Lubbock, Jeff has been an advocate for recreation and play for many years and is eager to implement his vast knowledge to take your playground project from design conception through ribbon cutting! Download the flyer using the link above to view the special playground structures pre-designed as National Demonstration Sites, selected especially for the Texas market.  Contact JEFF MANKINS HERE

Choose from one of three SelfieSwing options: The reflections SelfieSwing, the totmates SelfieSwing, or the tweenmates swing. 

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    Parent and child can enjoy face-to-face interaction, while recording the moment!

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  Parents can push both children in one swing at the same time!

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 Face-to-face swinging fun for children 5-12 years and up to adult!

                             

Why is Maintenance Important??

Protect your investment:  Play equipment, protective playground surfacing, planning, and site development of a playground are significant investments. It simply makes good economic sense to maintain the equipment to extend its life and protect your school or agency’s investment.

Manage risk:  Proper, routine, and timely maintenance is a way of managing risks in the community’s play areas, helping to protect them from costly accidents, and demonstrating the community’s standard of care.

Improve children’s play experiences: When playground equipment is broken or otherwise unusable, children miss opportunities for play. That moment of connection with others and fun-filled learning might be lost. The better maintained the equipment, the better the chance that a child’s life is improved. Your work could make a difference!

Promote community values: Maintained and groomed play environments are a source of pride for the community. Taking good care of the playground equipment and maintaining a beautiful environment is an expression of your community’s values.

Control expenses:  Timely, preventive routine maintenance procedures help control expenses by reducing upkeep and replacement costs, enabling more accurate playground budgeting.

                                                                          

The primary job of a playground supervisor is to be concerned about the safety and welfare of the children that are in your care. How you choose to do your job may impact not only their safety but the value of their play. Through play, children grow and develop valuable skills that will carry them into the adult world. The work of a playground supervisor is to enhance play opportunities and restrict behaviors that prevent children from productive, safer play experiences. Supervisors should familiarize themselves with their school or agency’s playground related policies, be trained in first aid, and participate in ongoing learning about best practices for playground supervision.

                                                                  

Play & Park Structures is pleased to offer this very important overview to raise awareness about some considerations for a routine playground supervision program.  This guide is provided as a courtesy to all playground purchasers to help identify the importance of the value of play and playground supervision.

In addition to providing peace of mind, a quality maintenace program can support many positive outcomes. Utilizing Play & Park Structures’ Playground Maintenance Guide will:

  • Help manage risk
  • Improve children’s play experiences
  • Control expenses
  • Click image below to download this guide

The importance of a qualified and caring playground supervisor frequently goes unnoticed by everyone except children. Play & Park Structures’ Playground Supervision Guide examines the impact a strong supervision plan can have on your playground by:

  • Identifying potential hazards
  • Helping to reduce injuries
  • Developing a pre-play site inspection plan
  • Click image below to download this guide 

The development of independent studies and research allows PlayCore to develop tools that optimize play and recreation from the planning stage to programming the space, in order to assure the highest quality environments that support health, rich lifestyles, and community.

Research

Working closely with renowned scholars, PlayCore funds, develops, and publishes research in a variety of relevant fields providing information that helps advocate for play and recreation in an array of settings.

• Independent Research Studies

• Play and Recreation Scholars and Researchers

• National Demonstration Sites

• White Papers and Briefing

Programs & Publications

PlayCore works with its research partners to create best practice design guides and activity programs that help bring focus to and maximize opportunities for play and recreation.

• Best Practice Design Guidebooks

• Standards Based Curriculum

• Activity Programs

• National Reports and Resources

Continuing Education

PlayCore provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from three accredited organizations, to infuse learning into interested communities. PlayCore also offers other training options to create learning opportunities that advance play and recreation.

• Training Symposiums

• Educational Forums

• Online Webinars

• Annual Conferences

• LACES/IACET/AIA Continuing Education Units

Advocacy & Consulting

PlayCore capitalizes on its collective expertise and its partnership networks to customize resources that help mobilize play and recreation at the local, regional, and national level.

• Design Charrettes

• Master Planning

• Community Engagement

• Cooperative Partnerships

• Funding

• Thought Leadership Events

Accreditation

PlayCore provides professional development on a variety of current topics that promote best practices in play and recreation. PlayCore is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education (IACET), the American Society of Landscape Architects (LACES), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

PlayCore Master Trainers

The Center for Professional Development’s Master Trainers utilize a network of scholar partners, industry partners, and certified presenters to offer quality learning opportunities to support play and recreation initiatives. These approved presenters are experts in the fields of child development, education, landscape architecture, and parks and recreation.

Meet our Trainers

Lindsay Richardson is responsible for sales, marketing, and general management for the Specialty Play Division at PlayCore. She has an MA in Marketing and over thirteen years of experience with PlayCore.  

Lindsay demonstrates knowledge and expertise on various topics important to play and recreation, and has been instrumental in the development of curricula programs to bring learning outdoors.  She has presented at a variety of state and conferences, as well as tailored education sessions for park and recreation professionals, landscape architects, and educators.

 

Michele Chandler is responsible for all marketing activities for the Specialty Play Division at PlayCore. She joined the Play and Park Structures team in 2010 after seven years of product management in the consumer products division.

Michele is passionate about playground safety and was instrumental in helping to improve home playground safety standards while serving on the ASTM F1487 Consumer Safety Performance Committee for 4 years. She has presented on the importance of playground supervision and maintenance at both civic education sessions and through early childhood webinars.

We are pretty excited about our new swings! For the first time ever, a parent can swing with their child and capture the expression of joy on their faces, hands-free, with the patent-pending SelfieSwing! A unique molded-in cell phone pocket on the tot swing makes this possible. Once the phone is placed in the pocket and set to photo or video, parents can swing unencumbered and enjoy the experience of eye to eye contact with their child. Later, they can then relive the moment and share it with family and friends! Below are some of the different SelfieSwing options. Three different ways to Be in the moment while capturing the memories!

Reflections SelfieSwing

  • Face-to-face interaction for parent and child
  • Recessed phone pocket for hands-free pictures or video
  • Side support bar for easy entry and child placement in swing
  • Roto-molded design in 15 color options and 22 metal accents
  • Both seats offer maximum comfort and support
  • Exclusive, patent-pending design
  • Perfect for any modern playground design
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Reflections SelfieSwing

Totmates SelfieSwing

  • Fully enclosed seats comfortably support two 2-5 year-olds
  • Face to face swing experience for siblings and friends
  • Recessed phone pocket allows for hands-free pictures and videos
  • Roto-molded design in 15 color options and 22 metal accents
  • Side support bar allows easy entry to seats
Learn More
Totmates SelfieSwing
To view all of the SelfieSwing options, please click HERE

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Please call us at 423-425-3171 with any questions.

Payment with order is required to receive full published sale price. Promotional structures must be ordered by October 31, 2018 and shipped by December 5, 2018. Prices are for the exact unit shown and do not include freight, surfacing, taxes, or installation charges. All standard color options are available at no extra charge.  Fall Favorites sale discount may not be combined with any other promotional offer.

Effective date: May 17, 2018

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Celebrate outdoor learning with a new playground for your Charter School!

Play & Park Structures has provided playgrounds for many Charter Schools across the nation, including:

Duval Charter School at Baymeadows – Jacksonville, FL

Charter School Of Excellence – Pembroke Pines, FL

Santa Fe South Elementary – Oklahoma City, OK

Atlanta Heights Charter School – Atlanta, GA

Ventura Charter School - Ventura, CA

Brooklyn Dreams Charter School – Brooklyn, NY

Charter School of Excellence - Chattanooga, TN

Foundations Academy – Brighton, CO

Inspire Charter Academy – Baton Rouge, LA

Legacy Charter Academy – Detroit, MI

Life School – Cedar Hill – Cedar Hill, TX

Life School – Lancaster – Lancaster, TX

East Arbor Charter Academy – Ypsilanti, MI

South Canton – Canton, MI

Regent Park Scholars Academy– Detroit, MI

Milwaukee Scholars – Milwaukee, WI

West Valley Charter School – Phoenix, AZ

Athlos Traditional Academy – Chandler, AZ

Oro Valley Charter School – Oro Valley, AZ

Riverton Street Charter School – Queens, NY

Celebrate outdoor learning with a new playground for your Charter School!

Click one of the images below to learn more about the best option for your specific playground project need:

                                                                                 

Supervision / Maintenance

We offer a Safety Resource Series with each playground purchase that offers information about proper maintenance of your new playground, as well as suggestions for supervision that can be implemented in your community.

Supervision / Maintenance

Routine Maintenance Checklist

Regularly inspect and maintain your playground equipment and its surrounding area to ensure the safety of the user. Proper maintenance of Play & Park Structures equipment includes utilizing the Playground Maintenance Checklist below to identify areas requiring repairs or replacement, and barricading the equipment to prevent use while maintenance is being performed.

Installation Records

As the Owner/Operator of the equipment, you should keep records of the following for each public-use playground equipment area:

  • Establish and maintain detailed installation records
  • Inspection records
  • Maintenance records
  • Repair records for each public-use playground equipment area

Designated Official

Find out if your playground has a designated official who periodically inspects the play equipment for preventative maintenance. These inspections would include:

  • Replacing missing, broken or worn-out components
  • Securing hardware
  • Checking for deterioration in the metal or plastic materials
  • Maintaining the proper 12 inch depth of surfacing material
  • Cleaning up debris

Maintenance Checklist

Use the following checklist as a basic guide for proper maintenance for your Play & Park Structures equipment:
  1. Check and repair damage caused by wear or vandalism, a major factor in injury causing situations.
  2. Regular tightening of all bolts, nuts, set screws and other hardware.
  3. Equipment should be free of rust and repainted with an appropriate lead free paint whenever necessary to deter rusting. This should also be done for any chipped or peeling areas.
  4. If part is broken or worn it should be replaced immediately.
  5. Check for loose spring castings and tighten.
  6. Check for missing or broken parts, rungs, or steps and repair as necessary.
  7. Replace worn or damaged belt seats or other swing seats.
  8. Check for worn chains and replace them as needed.
  9. Check to be sure there is free movement of swing hanger and other moving attached parts.
  10. Check the vertical distance between the underside of the occupied swing seat and the protective surface. It should measure no less than 12 inches. Adjust swing seat height as necessary.
  11. Check for deformation of open “S” hooks, shackles, rings, links, etc.
  12. Check “S” hooks for excessive wear, making sure they are properly closed; never reuse an “S” hook.
  13. Check for worn swing hangers and chain, replacements should be made if necessary.
  14. Check for missing, damaged, or loose swing seats. Check rubber seats for wear, sharp edges/ points, scorching, or burn damage. Repair and replace as needed.
  15. Check for swing chain wrapped around top rail and if found, unwrap. Replace chains as necessary.
  16. Check for hard surfaces, especially under swings, slides, etc. Refer to CPSC surfacing requirements.
  17. Check for surfacing material that is worn or scattered and restore.
  18. Debris, broken glass, trash, or other foreign objects within or on the play area/equipment should be removed.
  19. Check for poor drainage areas and repair.
  20. Check concrete footings. If they are exposed, cracked, or loose in the ground repair as necessary.
  21. Check for proper grease in tire swing assemblies and lubricate as necessary.
  22. Check drainage holes in tire swing tires for blockage and remove debris as necessary.
  23. Check for lack of lubrication on all moving parts and lubricate as needed.
  24. Check crush points (exposed mechanisms, junctures of moving components) and eliminate.
  25. Check for broken support/anchors. Stability in ground, structures should not be easily swayed; connections should be solid and adequately secured.
  26. Check all posts (wood and steel) in ground for corrosion or rot below grade.
  27. When flexible components are anchored in the ground, check and make sure anchoring devices are below the level of the playground.
  28. Check exit areas of slides. The exit area should be no more than 11 inches from the protective surface for slides under 4 feet high. For slides over 4 feet high, the height of the exit region from the surface should be between 7 and 15 inches.
  29. Check the surface area around slide exit for erosion and other damage and repair if necessary.
  30. Check for visible cracks, bending, warping, rusting, or breakage of any component and repair as needed.
  31. Check for accessible sharp edges or points. Check for protruding bars, bolts, nuts, etc. Eliminate these conditions.
  32. Check for exposed ends of tubing that should be covered with plugs or caps.
  33. Check for loose bolts, nuts, etc. and tighten.
  34. Check for broken or missing rails, steps, rungs, or seats and replace.
  35. Replace broken springs and seats on spring riders and other similar play events.

As you’re building a playground, refer to our partners at Totturf.com for their information on How To Build A Playground.

We have received your information and are pleased to provide you with a certificate unlocking the promotional code for a FREE Outdoor Creative Play & Learning System. Please use this code when purchasing a new playground from one of the 15 new playground structures being offered. NOTE* - Promo code MUST be submitted at time of purchase. Code CANNOT be redeemed after playground is shipped.

If you would like a FREE Outdoor Creative Play & Learning system included with your playground purchase, please use this code:

SCHOOL17PLAY

Thank you!

We have received your information and are pleased to provide you with a certificate unlocking the promotional code for a FREE Coated Steel Bench. Please use this code when purchasing a new playground from one of the 15 new playground structures being offered. NOTE* - Promo code MUST be submitted at time of purchase. Code CANNOT be redeemed after playground is shipped.

If you would like a FREE Coated Steel Bench included with your playground purchase, please use this code:

PARK17BENCH

Thank you!

Play & Park Structures

Play is critical to children’s physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development. As a PlayCore company, Play & Park Structure’s strives to help children reach their full potential through fun learning activities and curricula that promote a lifelong love for physical activity and learning.

That is why PlayCore has teamed up with Active Schools - the national initiative dedicated to ensuring 60 minutes of physical activity a day is the norm in K-12 schools. The Active Schools national collaborative makes it easier for schools to create an Active School environment by streamlining physical education and physical activity resources, programs, grants and professional development.

The best part is as an Active Schools champion, your school is eligible for a 20% discount on Play & Park Structure’s Play Systems!

To receive your Active Schools discount:

  1. Take a few minutes to enroll your school at www.letsmoveschools.org and complete the short Active Schools assessment.
  2. CLICK HERE to submit your Play & Park Structure’s Play Systems discount request. Your local representative will be contacting you shortly to follow up.

Keep your recently purchased playground looking like new with a FREE bottle of Graffiti Remover.  Simply click the form link above, and we will ship you a complimentary bottle right away!

                                                                                

"Thrilled with the outcome!"

“This funding opportunity gave us the chance to create an outdoor play and learning space for both our school and church communities. We are thrilled with the outcome!”

Kim Thompson 

Principal, Silverdale Baptist Academy

Tennessee

“Bel Air Crest Homeowners Association took advantage of this offer to help close the gap on our fundraising activities, resulting in a playground that both enhances the community and provides physical activity for the neighborhood children and their families.”

Michael Yedidsion 

Bel Air Crest HOA Board member

California

"Very responsive to our needs."

“We were able to improve not only one, but two playgrounds in our community with this funding opportunity. Our area representative was very responsive to our needs and took great care of us.”

Tom Gamble

Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Forest Grove

Oregon

This is a limited time offer and applications must be submitted before June 1, 2016 to qualify. Funding applies only to SuperMax, DuraMax, totmax, Boulderscapes, Horizons, and Skyline structures, and does not cover surfacing, installation, shipping or sales tax. Structures must be shipped by August 1, 2016. Cannot be combined with other offers. To download a printed application form, CLICK HERE. You may submit this to us at: info@playandpark.com, or call us at 800-727-1907.

Check out our Field Guide

Budgeting for a new playground is an important process and requires some key considerations during the planning phase. We have compiled a list of key areas that should be identified along with brief descriptions of what each process entails. Be sure to check out the funding allocation chart to help plan your budget accordingly. Download our FREE Infographic Field Guide NOW.

Check out our Field Guide

An overview of the planning process to consider when undertaking a playground project. From initial site selection to engaging the community in discovering what your play space will need to be meaningful, Plan It helps you break the process into steps, and addresses the components required in each to move forward. Plan It is a helpful tool in any stage of playground development. Download the Plan It Guidebook HERE.

This book reviews many funding options available for playgrounds, from grants to fundraisers, then illustrates a variety of ways to use the strength of your community to engage donors and “make the ask.” Fund It is a great resource for stimulating the creativity needed to discover your community’s funding strong points and capitalize on them for success. 

Download the Fund It Guidebook HERE.

A play space must be meaningful, inclusive, and engaging to be successful, Design It helps illustrate the key points to explore in playground design to help accomplish the goal. The book demonstrates ways codetermine your needs, then highlights a variety of methods for engaging children, stakeholders, and the community in the design process to reach a final design that can be used to rally community support and engage children and families for years to come. Download the Design It Guidebook HERE.

Whether you are planning a community build effort, or would prefer to hire a professional installation crew, Build It offers a variety of build models, helps you determine how to select the best one for your unique needs, then uncovers the steps needed to ensure your preferred build model happens on time and on budget.

Download the Build It Guidebook HERE.

You’ll want to ensure your play space is used and maintained regularly! Sustain It provides basic information on playground maintenance and supervision, and illustrates a variety of activities and programs you can implement to help make it even more meaningful to the community!  

 

Download the Sustain It Guidebook HERE.

PlayCore’s National Demonstration Site program was conceived to recognize thoughtfully planned outdoor play environments that ensure that people of all ages and abilities can be physically and socially active through play and recreation. Communities that are recognized can create positive attention and attract partners and funding that support this social capital. Additionally, by collaborating with program partners, the successful process can be replicated for others to share.

          

                                           

                                 

We have created summary sheets for all 4 of PlayCore’s National Demonstration Site programs. To download this information, please click the links below for the program that aligns with your planned project.

7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design
Naturegrounds
Outdoor Adult Fitness Parks
Play On! Promoting Physical Activity

National Demonstration Site awardees also receive a letter of recognition and special signage for serving as a leader in best practice implementation for their communities. Their recreation site will also gain national awareness through various media outlets, press releases, collateral materials, and nationwide presentations. To find out if your upcoming project qualifies for National Demonstration Site status, contact your local recreation consultant.

Unity Adaptive Playground | Chanute, Kansas

The Unity Adaptive Playground began as a dream by the Autism Hope for Families support group, founded by Phil and Nikki Jacobs. Their 7-year old daughter, Raylin, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 21 months. “We wanted a place where Raylin could go and be among other children, and be accepted in a happy, unstructured environment” said Nikki.  This accessible new playground was awarded National Demonstration Site status for Inclusion, by PlayCore last November.

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Signal Centers Playground | Chattanooga, TN

Signal Centers designed their vision of a multiple age-range, inclusive play environment that factored in challenging topography, and the therapeutic services that their center offers to the community. With constitiuents that range in age from 6 weeks to adulthood, the playground needed to serve both children with and without disabilities. Not only is Signal Centers playground aligned with the 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design, it is also certified as a NatureGrounds® playground - infusing nature into the play environment.

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John Cooper School | The Woodlands, TX

The John Cooper School is an independent, college-preparatory day school located in The Woodlands, an unincorporated planned community in Montgomery County, Texas. When selecting the design for their new playground, they chose a themed tree fort structure that included multiple nets, inspiring physical and cognitive challenges. Because their site included the six elements of play - sliding, swinging, climbing, spinning, brachiating, and balancing, they were awarded National Demonstration Site status for PlayOn!, by PlayCore, for recognizing and promoting physical activity through well-designed outdoor play and learning environments.

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To bring classroom learning outdoors, our TouchMath Activity Panel is an interactive outdoor play event that offers a fun way to increase a child’s computational skills, provide healthy physical activity, and encourage positive social interaction. The hands-on panel, corresponding activity manual, and program training materials are the ideal way to integrate learning into the play experience outdoors while deepening understanding of critical math concepts. The manual offers dozens of counting, addition, subtraction, skip counting, and multiplication activities to implement outdoors with children PreK-5th grade.

                                                               

Now you can take the beloved TouchMath classroom experience to a whole new place - the Playground! As part of the TouchMath panel purchase, we provide a TouchMath Activity Panel Manual that outlines the basic steps for teaching the TouchMath method and offers dozens of counting, addition, subtraction, skip counting, and multiplication activities to implement outdoors.  These activities are designed to encourage movement, exploration, interaction, and problem solving.

                                                                     

The TouchMath Activity Panel Manual was developed in partnership with PlayCore and Innovative Learning Concepts, Inc.

Music Makers Curriculum | Making music…to their ears!

Auditory and Sensory Music Activities | Ground level instruments provide inclusive opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to contribute to the sounds on the playground!

Did you know?  You can combine instruments to create your own custom symphony.  Check out our video:

 

Music Makers Components | Music Makers components can be purchased separately, for use at ground level, or incoporated into your structure design. Ask your Play & Park Structures Consultant how you can combine them to create your own custom orchestra.

                                            

You will receive a free standards-based Music Makers Activity Folder with each Music Makers purchase.  Each activity teached children about a different aspect of music including tone, rhythm, creative movement, and dance. Enhance learning opportunities on your playgorund with the Music Makers activity cards.

                                                                   

Contact your local consultant for additional configurations.
When installed on ADA Accessible surfacing, Music Makers clusters provide a great opportunity for children of all abilities to be in the middle of play.
Enhance learning on the playground!
Music Makers can be added to any playground. Add freestanding components such as one of our Music clusters to any existing or new space, or incorporate the instruments onto your structure.

Bring music to your playground today!

                                  Deep Kettle Drum

 The Deep Kettle Drum produces two deep, resonating sounds. A deep bass sound can be achieved by striking the drum in the middle and an open sound is achieved by striking the drum closer to the edge.

 

 

                                Drum Line

Drums are percussion instruments that can be tapped with fingers, or struck with an open hand. Children can create a steady beat by tapping Drum Line with their hands, drumming with their fingertips, or banging with cupped hands.

 

 

                            Tuba Talk

 The Tuba Talk creates a loud powerful sound on the playground. Children can talk, sing or hum into the smaller opening and listen to their voice as it is amplified to make music.

 

 

                               Whistle

 The clear, rich sound of a whistle echoes across the playground. A short push & pull creates a quick sharp sound, while a full extension of the plunger creates a sound that is deeper and richer in tone and resonates longer.

 

 

                              Rain Wheel

 The Rain Wheel can be either turned or shaken, creating a sound that imitates rain. Children can also tap the wheel to make a more controlled sound or create percussive rhythms.

 

 

                             Rattle & Ring

 This unique combination of bells and scraper creates the perfect variety of sounds. Each bell has its own distinct pitch and the scraper creates a raspy tone when the raised grooves are scraped.

 

Music Makers Clusters

                                        

Music Makers Clusters are also available as a freestanding addition to your playground. Take a look at the options shown or let one of our expert designers create a custom design just for you. The Music Makers Quartet, Marching Band, and Orchestra are great musical additions to your playground that accommodate multiple children, are ADA accessible, and do not require impact attenuating surfacing. Receive a Standards-Based Music Makers Activity Folder free with every purchase. Developed in partnership with PlayCore and Robert Leslie Publishing Company.

Create your own Music!

THREE A-MAZING IDEAS!

a-maze Panels |  Designed for ages 2-5 & 5-12.

Individual a-maze panels can be used almost anywhere play happens.

1.  Select from 3 different activity panels.

2.  Choose from 13 unique and inspiring customizable activity inserts.

3.  Create a-maze-ment!

Create Mazes |  Designed for ages 2-5 & 5-12.  

The best way to understand how a-maze panels work is to watch kids using them - View the ‘Egg and Spoon Race’ video and learn about more a-maze activities.

Funstations |  Designed for ages 2-5 & 5-12.  
Here’s a simple way to incorporate the a-maze motion panel system into your playground with the addition of shade, and offer multiple ground level activities that create a naturally inclusive play environment for children of all abilities. Choose from one of our preconfigured designs or create your own custom design for your space!
Receive the standards-based a-maze Activity Guide to enhance the learning experience on the playground, free with purchase of the a-maze motion panel system.
The a-maze panel curriculum kit was developed in partnership with PlayCore and Robert Leslie Publishing Company.
 

PlayCore has partnered with Utah State University to develop the 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design®. This design guidebook provides best practices for upgrading existing or designing new outdoor inclusive play environments by addressing the needs of the whole child.

In order to plan a truly inclusive play environment for everyone, it is important to appreciate and understand the diverse needs of children, adults, families, and communities. This inclusive program’s seven principles remove the physical and social barriers so that people of all ages and abilities can participate in play.

Contact your Play & Park Structures representative today to learn how to use the comprehensive step-by-step tool to create a playground design where everyone can be a part of the fun!

Developed in partnership with PlayCore and Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities

Play & Park Structures believes that play is a critical aspect of a child’s growth and development:

Play promotes creativity and imagination, socialization skills, language, coping strategies, fine and gross motor skills, and understanding through multisensory experiences. 

The Outdoor Creative Play and Learning standards-based playground activities can be used with new or existing outdoor play and learning environments. The activities are not designed to replace children’s free play, but help provide fun and exciting opportunities to reinforce key content areas such as language arts, science, mathematics. physical education and health, social studies, early childhood, and creative arts. Outdoor play spaces are the perfect place for dynamic, active, and creative play. Nurture the imaginations of children using the playground activities in the Outdoor Creative Play and Learning curriculum to offer meaningful experiences and healthy child development. 

ACTIVITY CARD FEATURES:

  • Child-Friendly Illustrations
  • Age-Appropriate Activities
  • Content Connections
  • Physical Education Objectives
  • Inclusion Strategies
  • Activity Suggestions in three Easy-to-Follow Steps

AGE APPROPRIATE ACTIVITIES

Preschool Activity Folder Includes:

  • Comprehensive Activity Guide
  • Correlation to National Standards
  • Assessment Checklist
  • 20 Reproducible Activity Cards

Full Curriculum Kit Includes:

  • Comprehensive Activity Guide
  • Correlation to National Standards
  • Assessment Checklist
  • 100 Reproducible Activity Cards for grades PreK-1, 2-3, and 4-5

The Outdoor Creative Play and Learning system was developed in partnership between PlayCore and Robert Leslie Publishing Company.

The BluePrint for Play toolkit’s objective is to bring communities together in the creation of a play space. Your particular recreation space should be customized to suit your community. This unique toolkit is designed as five separate guidebooks: Plan It, Fund It, Design It, Build It and Sustain It, to help you can customize the resources to meet your specific needs. However you use it, it is designed to put the power that drives the decision process in your hands, and guide you in engaging resources to inspire your community.

Although your project may not require all of the available guides, each will offer relevant points that may inspire you and your team in the creation of your unique playground plan.

PLAN it

An overview of the planning process to consider when undertaking a playground project. From initial site selection to engaging the community in discovering what your play space will need to be meaningful, Plan It helps you break the process into steps, and addresses the components required in each to move forward. Plan It is a helpful tool in any stage of playground development.

This Guidebook addresses the following topics:

Introduction
Assessing Your Needs & Budget
Choosing a Site
Evaluating & Enlisting Community Support
Selecting a Vendor
Managing a Successful Event
Planning for the Future
References & Resources

FUND it

This book reviews many funding options available for playgrounds, from grants to fundraisers, then illustrates a variety of ways to use the strength of your community to engage donors and “make the ask.” A great resource for stimulating the creativity needed to discover your community’s funding strong points and capitalize on them for success.

This Guidebook addresses the following topics:

Aligning Values & Goals
Planning your Strategy
Soliciting Funding Sources
Grants
Making the Ask
Recognizing Volunteers & Donors
References & Resources

DESIGN it

A play space must be meaningful, inclusive, and engaging to be successful, Design It helps illustrate the key points to explore in playground design to help accomplish the goal. The book demonstrates ways codetermine your needs, then highlights a variety of methods for engaging children, stakeholders, and the community in the design process to reach a final design that can be used to rally community support and engage children and families for years to come.

This Guidebook addresses the following topics:

Create a Vision
Identify Goals & Best Practices
Ensure Play Value
Engage the Community
Report Outcomes
References & Resources

BUILD it

Whether you are planning a community build effort, or would prefer to hire a professional installation crew, this book offers a variety of build models, helps you determine how to select the best one for your unique needs, then uncovers the steps needed to ensure your preferred build model happens on time and on budget.

This Guidebook addresses the following topics:

Getting Organized
Assigning Team Leader & Volunteer Responsibilities
Site Preparation & Tool List
Organizing Equipment & Construction
Celebrating the Grand Opening
Resources

SUSTAIN it

You’ll want to ensure your play space is used and maintained regularly! Sustain It provides basic information on playground maintenance and supervision, and illustrates a variety of activities and programs you can implement to help make it even more meaningful to the community!

This Guidebook addresses the following topics:

Maintenance & Supervision
Planning for Program Success
Programming & Activity Options
Marketing Services
Evaluating Programs
Resources & References

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Play & Park collects data throughout the course of each visitor’s time on the site. This data includes:

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This information is collected for statistical purposes to asses what information on our site is most/least popular, what pages may need updated, and performance of our web site in comparison to previous and industry trends.

In addition, Play & Park collects personally identifiable information when you specifically choose to provide such information. This personally identifiable information may be used for any of the following:

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Play & Park may share personally identifiable information to parties outside of Play & Park in the following circumstances:

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Receiving Process:

You can be confident that the quality of Play & Park Structures products and the service you will receive from our representatives and staff will make your playground purchasing experience a great one! We ask that you designate a specific person or persons who will be responsible for facilitating delivery, unloading, and storing your equipment when it arrives at your site. Be prepared to receive your shipment by following these simple steps:

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    Facilitate Delivery

    Designate a clear path to the site for the delivery truck. If you are not immediately installing the equipment, determine a dry and secure storage site with sufficient space to protect your investment.You will need to arrange for a forklift with extended forks to be on-site at the time of delivery. If a forklift is not available, arrange for 4-5 people to unload the equipment and transport it to storage.

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    Receiving the Shipment

    Compare the packing slip with the containers shipped to verify the address and purchase order numbers are correct. Make sure the proper number of pieces have arrived. Crosscheck each container label against the Bill of Lading provided by the shipping company to ensure that you have received the number of items noted on the shipping document. Crated and uncrated items that are labeled count towards the total number of items.

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    Survey for Damage

    Inspect and make detailed notes of any detectable damage to the equipment. Sign for the delivery once all shortages or damages have been clearly noted. Survey for damage. If there are any issues or shortages, contact your Play & Park Structures representative to file a claim.

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    Unload and Store

    Unload the crate using a forklift. If you do not have a forklift, open the container and unload the parts from the crate individually. Gather all paperwork and save for reference.

                             

Do not forget to ask about playground surfacing and installation when speaking with your local representative - they will be able to offer a turn-key solution, by installing both the playground equipment and surfacing. Once your appropriate paperwork has been completed, your local representative will work with our full time order entry team to ensure your order will be completed promptly. Standard lead time for a Play & Park Structures order is 28 days.

Play & Park Structures’ expansive variety of play components offers many benefits to children’s health by building upper body strength, lower body strength, cardiovascular, core, and overall stability and balance.  Regardless of the size of the structure, our designs will address these critical benefits on your system.

With so many options, the design process can sometimes become overwhelming; keep these simple guidelines in mind when deciding what play components are best for your project:

  • Age groups that will use the playground
  • Size of the planned recreation space
  • Child capacity
  • Activities type preferences (fitness-based, more slides, climbers, etc.)

Custom Playground Design

Play & Park has its own CAD (Computer-Aided-Design) Team who is qualified and certified in National Playground Safety Inspection (NPSI).  The CAD team reviews your area, product interests, and safety standards to design a one-of-a kind playground structure. We work hand-in-hand to get the best design possible for your space, children’s ages, and the activities that you require.

The CAD Team has also been trained in designing ADA accessible structures.  Every element of design is thoughtfully considered, down to the simple idea of playground flow and what’s fun on the structure. It’s an added advantage to have your structure designed by these experts.

There are tax benefits with flexible financing payments - payments may be fully deductible
Flexible financing permits 100% financing with no down payment, allowing for quicker equipment acquisition without a major cash outlay
When financing, long, flexible terms can be arranged with low monthly payments
Flexible financing lets you put your equipment to use immediately to generate revenues - with minimum budgetary impact
Flexible financing conserves valuable company working capital and preserves bank credit lines
Flexible financing payments are fixed, not adjustable - eliminating worry about floating interest rates

Equipment

In large part, your playground budget will be determined by how many children you expect to use the playground at a given time.  To understand how much a playground could cost, a good general rule is to budget for about $1000 per child. That means that if you expect 50 kids to be able to play there together, you should budget for about $50,000.  The playground development costs should then be compared to the project budget. If development costs exceed the budget, it is almost always better to devise a plan to phase in the project over a period of several years rather than reducing the scope of the playground.

Surfacing

This portion of the budget will cover preparation of the site and installation of safety surfacing (such as engineered wood fiber or shredded rubber). The type of surfacing material, in particular, may have a tremendous impact on the cost of the playground over its life cycle.  Some surfacing types require simple and minimal yearly maintenance like engineered wood fiber, and others may require little to no maintenance like our rubberized surfacing options. Yearly maintenance for surfacing may be as simple as refreshing and spreading the supply of wood fiber under the structure to revitalize the effectiveness of the surfacing attenuation. For more about surfacing options click here…

Surfacing Options

Installation

Installation is another expense to plan for when creating a budget for your new playground. Installation of a playground includes: basic site preparation, playground installation, and surfacing installation.  One factor that has an impact on the cost of installation is the site itself. If additional preparation will be needed to clear the site of subsurface rock, additional funds should be planned into the budget. As information about the site is not always known, depending on your local/regional landscape it is typically a good idea to plan for these costs, just in case.

Freight Costs

Freight costs will vary depending on the Play & Park Structures products being ordered, and the ship-to location proximity to our manufacturing facility in Fort Payne, AL. Contact your consultant to get an accurate freight estimate for your project’s budget. To find your local representative click here…

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Site Amenities

It should be noted that site amenities are important but can be costly additions to the playground project. Important site amenities to consider include trash receptacles, benches, tables, grills, and bicycle racks. To see our offering of site amenities please click here…

Site Amenities