Partnerships & Memberships

Partnerships

We’ll do whatever it takes to save play. That’s why we partner and associate ourselves with industry experts, government agencies, and non-profits. We want to ensure our products provide play value for people of all ages and abilities and make it easier for you to bring play to your community.

Empower Playgrounds

Empower Playgrounds, Inc. is a non-profit organization that enhances education in rural Ghanaian schools by providing electricity-generating merry-go-rounds, portable LED lanterns, and hands-on science kits and curriculum. Playworld is lending its research and development resources, materials, and facilities to help Empower Playgrounds further its mission by accelerating the production of the merry-go-rounds (also known as "whirls").

GSA

Playworld is a GSA approved vendor. We are able to offer our products at the best prices on GSA contract GS-03F-0071T.

Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation – Together Counts™

The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) is a not-for-profit national coalition whose mission is to help reduce obesity, especially childhood obesity, by encouraging lifestyle changes among children and their families. Playworld has been the sole playground manufacturing partner of HWCF’s Together Counts™ Program since 2010, which provides grants to schools for either constructing new playgrounds that promote physical activity or to upgrade food services to encourage healthy eating.

HGACBuy

HGACBuy is a governmental procurement program that helps local government units, from municipal agencies to volunteer fire departments, acquire competitively priced goods and services. Playworld’s partnership with HGACBuy allows customers to make purchases conveniently, without the hassle of a lengthy bid process.

KaBOOM!

Playworld has partnered exclusively with national non-profit KaBOOM!, the experts in play, to build thousands of playgrounds in the communities that need them most. But these community-built playspaces do more than save money or deliver safe places to play — they instill a sense of ownership and pride that revitalizes neighborhoods. Our shared mission is to put a playground within walking distance of every child. Since 1999, we've helped thousands of communities rally around the power of play.

Keystone Purchasing Network (KPN)

The Playworld and Keystone Purchasing Network (KPN) program is designed to make purchasing decisions easier for you by offering additional savings on the best products and services without the hassle of the bidding process

Let Kids Play

Founded in 2007 by Mara Kaplan, Let Kids Play is a consulting group that works to ensure that all children have access to play regardless of age or ability. Our partnership enables us to optimize our equipment for children with disabilities. We also work with Mara to train all stakeholders on inclusive playground design.

National Purchasing Partners Government Division (NPPGov)

NPPGov services public and non-profit markets as a cooperative purchasing organization, providing access to contracts created through an RFP process conducted by a lead public agency.

US Play Coalition

The US Play Coalition is a partnership to promote the value of play throughout life, with the vision of play becoming a valued and integral part of the lives of people of all ages and abilities. Each year, they host the Value of Play Conference at Clemson University in South Carolina to bring together leaders and advocates from various disciplines to discuss play research and practices. Playworld is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the Value of Play Conference every year, where we educate others about our research-based practices and processes to help save play.

Memberships

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

The national association that promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.

American Society for Testing & Materials International (ASTMI)

The scientific and technical organization responsible for developing standards for testing different types of materials.

International Council on Active Aging (ICAA)

The international organization that strives to change society's perceptions of aging, and improve the quality of life for aging baby boomers and older adults.

International Playground Contractors Association (NPCAI)

A worldwide partnership formed to promote playground installation as a legitimate contracting profession within the playground industry.

International Playground Equipment Manufacturer's Association (IPEMA)

A member-driven organization whose mission is to assist in providing safe environments for children to play. Playworld is a founding member of IPEMA. http://www.ipema.org

Leading Age

Helping millions of individuals and their families every day through mission-driven, non-profit organizations dedicated to providing the continuum of aging services.

National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA)

Recognized as the one, independent voice of the park and recreation movement. The organization is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of recreation and park service at every community level. Playworld is a Titanium Sponsor of the NRPA.

Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society (PRPS)

As a company headquartered in central Pennsylvania, Playworld is proud to be a member of the principal organization promoting quality recreation and park opportunities for all Pennsylvania citizens.

NASPO ValuePoint

Playworld is proud to partner with The NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization (formerly WSCA-NASPO) and the state of Oregon through a new procurement contract. NASPO ValuePoint is a national cooperative servicing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the organized US territories, their political subdivisions and other eligible entities. Through this partnership, NASPO ValuePoint and Oregon give clients the ability to enhance their purchasing power to receive the best quality products and services.