Playground Equipment Pros

By landing on this page, you have already begun your journey to the ideal playground or outdoor space.   We provide you with everything you will need from shades to swings, we have it all. It might seem intimidating to get started on building your playground, but it is much simpler than you may think. We’ll take you through the steps and by the end, you’ll feel ready to place your order!

1. Budget

How much money that is available to you can be an initial determining factor in whatever you are doing. On average, a playground costs about $8,000. If you’re just looking for a few pieces and not a large structure, it can be much less. The pie graph on the left shows a typical break-down of playground costs. If you are need of funding we recommend viewing our Grants and Stimulus guide and our Fundraising Guide.

2. Community

Children of different ages need to have separate areas to play as they all have different ability levels. This allows for each group to be sufficiently challenged and to be able to push themselves in a safe area. You should also be aware of children with disabilities and the accomodations they may need.

Toddler (6-23 months)
Preschool (2-5 years)
Grade school
ADA Accessible

3. Space

Minimum amount of space needed is 22’ x 22’ like the Rochester playground.

For a full playground experience, a 50’ x 50’ space is ideal.

Schools and other high traffic areas might need several structures and freestanding events.

4. Timeline

When a project is expected to be finished, can greatly affect the amount of budget available for your actual equipment. Whenever there is a rush put on a project, it increases the cost.

On average installation can take 9 or more months to complete.

Custom structures with installations can take up to a year.

DIY Installation and Quick-Ship Structure is the fastest at within a month.

5. Equipment

Choosing what type of equipment can go into your playground is one of the most exciting parts, but one of the areas you will have to do the most in-depth research. Scroll over the different playground equipment images to get valuable information on the most common and beloved playground equipment.

6. Planning

Now that you’ve considered all of the factors above you may be ready for the planning and designing portion of the process. The planning proceess includes purchasing and designing. This is the time you want to begin finalizing what equipment and structures you’d like in your playground and the placement of it. Once, you have figured those factors you can then compare it to your budget and make changes and alterations as needed.

There are three main types of installation: Customer DIY, Supervised, and Professional. Each of them have their own unique benefits. Take a look at our video on Installation Options for more information!
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Purchases ship differently depending on the size, weight, and contents. Check out our video on Shipping & Delivery for more information!
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The use of regular inspections and a proper maintenance schedule can help extend the life of your playground: keeping it safe and looking great for years to come!
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