Funding a Playground

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National, State, & Local Playground Funding Support

Not everyone has the budget to design and install their own custom playground. Fortunately, trusted grant providers are able to offer the funds you need.

But knowing where to find playground funding that you’re actually eligible for isn’t always straightforward — and it’s hard to find the time to fill out all the forms and applications.

Think of the Play & Park Structures team as your very own playground funding advisors! Whether it’s our custom-curated lists of national, state, or local grant opportunities or our innovative fundraising ideas, we’re here to help you save time and make your dream playground a reality. 

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Playground Grants & Funding


Access to Grant Providers

We make it easy to apply for national, state, or local grants by sharing links to relevant providers, right on our website! Explore our playground grant opportunities.

State-Specific Funding Opportunities

We gather funding information about your state and organize it into helpful slide decks — just for you! From weblinks to state-specific funding to news articles about local grant opportunities, we offer you every opportunity to obtain the money you need for your playground. Simply request your state’s information today.

Buying Programs

We’re proud to partner with several cooperative networks across the U.S.A. to help you save time and money funding your project. See our playground buying program partnerships!

Annual Funding Campaigns

We’re proud to run annual funding campaigns to offer customers who need assistance a chance to stay within their budget. Sign up for emails and follow us on Facebook to be alerted of funding opportunities. Also, be sure to check out these creative playground fundraising ideas!

Flexible Financing

Need direct financing assistance? Play & Park Structures offers 100% financing with no down payment for parks and recreation, schools, early childhood education, faith-based or religious organizations, and more. Fill out our Flexible Financing application to see if you qualify.

Make Your Funding Application Stand Out

Funding and grant providers receive hundreds to thousands of requests. To stand out, you need to submit a wow-worthy application! 

Did you know that applicants who include specific research and data are more likely to be awarded grant funds? Get the backing you need to succeed — with help from the Play & Park Structures team!

We can provide:

Accurate Estimates & Blueprints

Show your funding provider you are prepared to break ground by attaching detailed blueprints of your playground design with a straightforward estimate from our team. With a clear vision and understanding of your financial needs, the provider has everything they need to move forward with your request!

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Science-Backed Benefits

Funding providers want to know their investment will pay off. How will your play space benefit those in your community? Our team can provide evidence-based research on how children play, as well as data on how Play & Park Structures’ proprietary playground components promote childhood development, relationship building, physical fitness, inclusion, and more to earn your provider’s approval.

Relevant Usage Stats

Part of selling your playground’s value to funding providers involves proving it’ll be loved and used for many years to come. Users share feedback about their experience with our playgrounds via QR code surveys found at our National Demonstration Sites. We use this data to generate valuable usage reports: perfect statistics to share with funding providers!

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Resources, Just for You!

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Blueprint for Play Flyer

Play and recreation bring communities together in a variety of meaningful ways. They develop ...

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Grant Funding Guide

Resources to help you find, procure, and utilize grant funding promote play and recreation ...

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Funding Resources Info

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


Chat With a Play Consultant

We want to help you afford your dream play system without being limited by budget. That’s why our Play Consultants are knowledgeable on all things playground funding and grants. Not only do we know about national or statewide funding opportunities, but your local Play Consultant can help you find programs within your region. Ask and you shall receive!