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Commercial Playground Companies

  • 1.  Commercial Playground Companies

    Posted 09-18-2019 04:04 PM
    I am looking for recommendations of good playground companies to work with. We have a lovely natural playscape but want to add a few pieces of commerical equipment and are looking for something creative and unique that will last a long time.  Any great companies I should check into?
    Thanks for your advise!

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    Carol Murray
    Bard Nursery School
    Red Hook NY
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  • 2.  RE: Commercial Playground Companies

    Posted 09-19-2019 08:41 AM
    I have had a lot of luck with Grounds for Play. They designed our current playground around 13 years ago and I'm currently working with them on a redesign as well. Another one I've worked with is Playcraft, they have great climbing structures if that's the route you're taking. ​

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    Becky Wood
    Director
    Memorial Child Care
    Springfield IL
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  • 3.  RE: Commercial Playground Companies

    Posted 09-19-2019 09:21 AM
    Thank you Becky!

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    Carol Murray
    Bard Nursery School
    Red Hook NY
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  • 4.  RE: Commercial Playground Companies

    Posted 09-20-2019 12:49 PM
    We have used environment design. They have built all natural (wood) pieces for our playground. The have done a lot of play spaces in my area. They are familiar with all the safety regulations and guidelines.  If you google the company, the website will come up and you can see pictures of what they do.  I love our nature designed play ground!

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    Barabara Klein
    Director
    Huguenot Nursery School
    Pelham NY
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  • 5.  RE: Commercial Playground Companies

    Posted 09-19-2019 10:02 AM
    Hi Carol,

    Little Tikes Commercial is definitely playground equipment that is built to last.  Also, Grounds for Play has some different equipment, perhaps more complimentary to your existing playscape.  I would definitely recommend both.  Good luck!

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    Steffenie Moran
    Field Trainer
    Wilmington DE
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  • 6.  RE: Commercial Playground Companies

    Posted 09-21-2019 04:26 PM
    Thank you Barbara and Lauren and Steffenie and Seon and Becky,
    You've all helped me so much and you've broaden and directed my wishes and plans.
    Carol

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    Carol Murray
    Bard Nursery School
    Red Hook NY
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  • 7.  RE: Commercial Playground Companies

    Posted 09-20-2019 11:29 AM
    Hi Carol,

    We have worked with Kompan in the past at our site. They have some really nice looking natural products as part of their Robinia line.  Different idea, may not work with your site, but there is a newish play system called snug play- snugplayusa.com that looks really interesting, although I have not worked with them.   Also, while not commercial playground equipment per se, the Imagination Playground big blue blocks are extremely popular at our museum.

    Good luck with your project!

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    Lauren Kaye
    Chief Officer of Learning Environments
    Kidspace Children's Museum
    Pasadena CA
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  • 8.  RE: Commercial Playground Companies

    Posted 09-20-2019 12:18 PM
    Hi Carol,

    Good for you in looking for "good" playground equipment for the safety of young children. Although I don't have "recommendations of good playground companies," I have a recommendation of reference for you and all educators/families should look: National Program for Playground Safety https://www.playgroundsafety.org/ . Lots of resources.

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    Seon Chun-Burbank
    Chair
    Vanguard University
    Costa Mesa CA
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