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Playground Design & Installation Made Easy

Picture yourself standing in front of your brand new playground — kids running around laughing and bonding, the sun streaking brilliantly through the trees. You did that. You brought these children together, even if just for a little while, to experience the true wonders of play! But thoughtfully-designed playgrounds aren’t built overnight. Luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. The Play & Park Structures team is here to make designing and installing your play space easy — even fun! Are you ready? Let’s get started.

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The Play & Park Structures Experience

We’re often asked what makes us different from other playground manufacturers. It all boils down to our unique boutique experience. From our in-depth research on children’s development to our knowledgable Play Consultants, our team is 100% devoted to your project's timely, on-budget completion. We’re committed to you long after the ribbon-cutting ceremony too — with long-term maintenance and upgrades you can always rely on.

The Benefits Of Inclusive Play

It’s important to design a play space that every child can enjoy. Inclusive play systems ensure that children of all ages and abilities have access to play, their way!

Play & Park Structures is a proud leader in inclusive playground design, partnering with play experts to engineer science-backed equipment that services every child’s social-emotional, sensory, cognitive, and communication needs.

See the Impact of Inclusive Play

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Types of
Playground Equipment

A playground is made up of many different parts: from components, such as climbers and slides, to site furnishings, like picnic tables and benches. When building a playground, every detail counts.

While we have a variety of structures to choose from we can also design something totally custom for your space. The Play & Park Structures team is here to make choosing playground equipment for your specific location and audience a breeze.

Choose Your Equipment

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How to Design
a Playground

If this is your first time designing a playground — that’s okay! Our Play Consultants are here to guide you through the process, sharing how our science-based design and patented proprietary playground equipment help to foster learning, development, and socialization for the whole child. Follow our step-by-step instructions for designing a playground that excites your community below.

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Funding a Playground

Don’t let the cost of a new playground limit play value for your children. There are numerous national, state, and local funding and grant opportunities available for schools, parks and recreation, early childhood education, religious organizations, and more. Our knowledgeable Play Consultants are here to direct you toward the assistance you need.

Resources, Just For You!

Funding Resources Info

PlayCore’s Play & Recreation Funding Guide provides links to a wide variety of funding ...

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Planning Guides

PlayCore's scholar and practitioner network informs a variety of useful planning resources ...

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How to Design a Custom Playground

A lot goes into designing a custom playground — but it’s not something you have to do alone ...

Meet Your Play Consultant! 

Interested in creating a playground with the Play & Park Structures team? Chat with your local Play Consultant today.