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.

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.

 

Magical Bridge Foundation

Through partnerships with cities, schools, foundations, community groups, and corporations, the Magical Bridge Foundation advances a vision of innovation and true inclusion far beyond the playground. Through research, advocacy, media, and other outreach efforts, Magical Bridge is working to lay the foundations of a kindness and compassion that creates stronger, healthier, and more socially connected communities.

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.

 

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.

Sourcewell

Sourcewell allows you to break through the bid process barriers with a less complicated way of meeting your purchasing needs.

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

GSA

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

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.

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 was the first playground manufacturing partner of HWCF’s Together Counts™ Program, which provides grants to schools for either constructing new playgrounds that promote physical activity or to upgrade food services to encourage healthy eating.

 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Design Museum Foundation

Design Museum Foundation believes that design can change the world. They’re online, nomadic, and accessible to all through a network of exhibitions, events, and content. Their mission: Bring the transformative power of design everywhere, to inspire a world full of creative problem solvers.