Building a Playground for Busy Property Owners


Investing in a playground on your property can generate long-term returns. Studies show that homes near parks were valued 8 to 10% higher than similar homes outside of a park’s half-mile radius. Playgrounds can attract homebuyers and encourage businesses to locate to your community. However, the work that goes into budgeting, planning, installing and maintaining a playground may seem daunting. From designing the layout and equipment to securing enough funding, the timeline of building a playground brings several challenges.

That’s one of the reasons it’s important to choose a playground equipment manufacturer that offers complete turnkey solutions. At Playworld, we understand you have a lot to consider when building a playground. We provide a range of playground equipment solutions and extensive resources to help you save time and money while allowing you to stay focused on business.

Time-Saving Services

list of time saving services for building a playground

You want the playground building process to be smooth and efficient, so kids can start enjoying their new space sooner. Before you get started, consider a few measures that can save you time and money during the building timeline by keeping you on schedule. The steps below can help you create a playground that brings substantial value to your property.

1. Space Planning

Whether you have a long and narrow area, lots of square footage or just a little land to work with, having an expert who can help you maximize your space is invaluable. At Playworld, we have a vast collection of CAD files for you to browse to find the right design. Need help creating a custom project? Our Special Projects Unit is ready to help you actualize your playground dreams.

2. Budgeting

From purchasing the actual equipment to surfacing, landscaping and more, there are expenses involved in creating a playground. Playworld can help by providing fundraising ideas, setting up a community build or offering financing options like phasing or leasing. Our phasing program allows you to add to your playground one section at a time to stay on budget. If leasing playground equipment is a better option for you, we offer leasing schedules with affordable payments.

3. Profiling

This is a make or break it step on any new project. Consider which segments of your community you aim to serve with your project, so you can find equipment that suits their needs. Knowing the number of users, the age range, special needs and the overall goal of the playground is essential in creating an appropriate, well-loved playground.

4. Consulting

If you’ve never built a playground before, safety and other compliance guidelines can seem overwhelming. Playground consultants specialize in refining plans, clarifying goals and helping you move forward. Our team understands playground safety standards and can help you create a playground to meet the latest guidelines.

5. Designing

You need an expert’s help to design a playground that meets your objective and maximizes your space. By working with a designer, you can come up with the equipment and layout that best suits your project. Our talented design team can work with you from sketch to finished product, tailoring playground solutions to your requirements. Our team’s imagination can craft a one-of-a-kind experience for your neighborhood or school.

6. Site Preparation

Before installing your playground, there are several details to clarify. You need to consider safety regulations and other requirements before installation. There are permits to obtain, potentially old equipment to remove and utilities to identify, grading and much more. Relying on an experienced provider can help you keep the project timeline moving with ease.

7. Installation

Once your site is ready, who will do the dirty work? Working with a partner who provides professional installation or will help supervise a community build can simplify the process and move the project forward to completion. Playworld can facilitate a community build with volunteers from your local community, helping you save on installation costs. If you need someone with experience to guide your installation, your Playworld representative can offer supervisory services to ensure you have the know-how for a job well done.

8. Service After the Sale

A provider that offers turnkey solutions will follow through and make it easy for you to maintain your equipment and continue profiting. Some providers are more concerned about the sale than your satisfaction. At Playworld, we stand behind the quality of every product we make. We believe our equipment can provide safe and exciting play opportunities for years to come. We also offer a Playworld Custom Maintenance Kit with certain equipment purchases, making it easy for you to make necessary repairs and keep your equipment in top shape.

Choose Playworld for Your Playground Solutions

For busy property owners building a playground, having an expert on your team makes a huge difference in your project timeline. Playworld has been partnering with communities for decades, providing play solutions that unite and inspire. When we partner with you, we can smooth the process of planning and installing a playground on your property.

Playworld is committed to making playground ownership easy with our complete turnkey solutions. Get started by finding your local representative or browsing our selection of playground equipment online today.

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