We know you have questions, and we want to provide answers. Below you will find most of the typical questions we get asked regarding playground and recreation projects. Of course if you don’t see an answer to your question, feel free to reach out to your recreation consultant, or
our friendly customer service staff.
Park n Play Design mission has centered on developing play spaces that promote physical activity, play for all abilities and building community.
Every Park n Play Design playground is designed with the children who will use it in mind. All products are IPEMA certified in compliance to CSA standards.
We have knowledgeable recreation consultants across the country. Visit our ‘Find your Consultant’ locator to learn more about your local representative and their contact information.
Choosing a pre-designed structure from our website or catalog is the quickest way to get your system delivered, but we also offer designs created just for you. Custom designs will add to the timeline, as they will need to be designed and rendered according to your specifications. After your order is placed, your equipment should arrive within 3-4 weeks.
The damaged part may be found the time of installation as such part is attached to the site . If a damaged part is discerned during installation, contact your representative as soon as possible. Keep the packaging and paperwork for that item until the issue is resolved.
All of our individual products are designed with the children who will use them in mind.
All products are IPEMA certified in compliance to standards.
As t— design your structure, our playground experts look at such things as height of the playground components, required use zones, and pathways that encourage a good flow of traffic within the play space to eliminate unnecessary hazards.
Yes! Our design experts can take your site-specific measurements and develop a plan to 11 a maximize the play space in your area and in your budget.
Yes, we have certified installers that have been trained on how to install our products. Ask your local recreation consultant for more information.
Using specific component choices, playgrounds can often be designed to meet both age groups.
Let us know and chances are, we can work with you to design something they will love!
We have a dedicated Customer Service department that will help you find and order any replacement parts needed, whether you are still under warranty or not.
We love to share your successes! Send us a photo and background of your playground experience and your project could end up in our marketing campaigns! We feature new playgrounds in our annual catalog each year and would love to include yours. Send us any press releases, news articles, etc.
Safety surfacing is required for any play activity that allows the child to leave the ground.
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There are 4 main factors to consider when planning a playground space: The overall size of the site, the age of the intended users, the overall projected number of users, and the planning roadmap that will help breakdown the process – the surfacing, freight, and installation considerations, and how to best plan your budget.
Absolutely! But let’s talk about what “custom” means. We offer pre-designed structures that you can see on our website and catalog. These structures are ordered as shown. We can also design a custom structure using existing products that will fit within your specific space and budget. On some occasions, we can also do “specials” a play structure utilizing standard equipment and special products we create just for you, such as a panel with custom text or a unique climber themed after your community history or some other unique event.
Consider the age group and abilities of the children who will be using your equipment. Also consider items you know you want or do not want on your play structure. Do you want lots of slides for the kids or do you want overhead activities to develop upper body strength? Any direction you can give us on the front end will help us design the perfect play system for you in a timely manner. A great way to find out what the kids want is to ask them! Involve them in the design process and they are likely to take ownership of the project before, during, and long after it is finished.
Playground equipment is designed according to a child’s age to help ensure they can get maximum benefit out of the equipment, while maintaining a safer play experience. ASTM defines the age groups as ages 2-5 years and ages 5-12 years. You want to make sure you choose age appropriate activities for the age of children who will be using your playground.
This is a source of confusion for many people. Accessibility refers less to the playground equipment itself and more to the surfacing around the play space. You should offer a resilient surfacing material that meets current standards based on the height of your equipment, and create pathways to allow everyone (even those with limited mobility) access to the play components. Some types of surfacing materials are more accessible-friendly than others.