Commitment to Safety

In our effort to provide safer and quality play products for children, our products meet or exceed the standards set forth by the below organizations. Additionally, we follow our own strict in-house standards and guidelines.

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International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA™)

In the interest of playground safety, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA™) provides a third-party certification service whereby a designated independent laboratory, TÜV SÜD America Inc., (TÜV), validates an equipment manufacturer’s certification of conformance to the standards below.

  • ASTM1487-17, excluding sections 7.1.1, 10 and 12.6.1: Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use
  • CAN/CSA-Z614-14, excluding clauses 9.8, 10, and 11: Children’s Playspaces and Equipment

A list of current validated products may be viewed on their website at Grounds For Play is a member of this organization.


ASTM International

ASTM International, formerly American Society for Testing and Materials, is an independent and world-renowned developer of technical standards utilized in testing a multitude of products. ASTM developed F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use. The current standard is F1487-21.

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) presents safety guidelines through the publication of their Public Playground Safety Handbook. This handbook promotes greater safety awareness among those who purchase, install, and maintain public playground equipment. The handbook can be viewed on the CPSC’s website,

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United States Access Board

The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities. They’ve developed guidelines and standards for built environments, such as playgrounds.

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Certified Playground Safety Inspectors on Staff

Our playground designers are Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI). Being CPSI certified demonstrates our dedication to upholding the highest standards of playground safety. Our team of CPSI-certified professionals ensures that every playground we design adheres to the strictest safety regulations, providing children with a secure and enjoyable play experience.

Playgrounds Made with Certified Manufacturing Techniques

 ISO 9001 certification means that we have implemented a quality management system that allows us to provide consistent quality – no matter what we're making for you.

ISO 14001 certification means that we've met the international standard for environmental management, demonstrating a commitment to reducing its environmental impact and improving sustainability practices.

PCI 4000 certification means that our powder coating manufacturing techniques have passed an extensive audit program, including evaluation of our processes and procedures, quality control, and more.

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