Parks & Recreation Playground Equipment 

According to an Engagement with Parks report, 85% of the public considers high-quality park and recreation amenities important factors when choosing a new place to live.

A playground at a park provides a safe and stimulating environment for children to engage in physical activity, fostering their physical development and overall well-being. Additionally, these play areas encourage creativity, problem-solving, and imaginative play, helping children develop crucial cognitive and interpersonal skills while having fun in the great outdoors.

Lake Carroll Park, TX - Grounds For Play

What To Look for In a Park Playground

When you’re considering playground equipment for a public park, several factors should be considered to ensure the safety, engagement, and development of the people using it.

  • Line of Sight and Safety: Choose playground equipment that doesn’t hinder supervision so that caregivers have a clear line of sight across the playground.
  • Age-Appropriateness: Choose playground equipment for all ages so that children throughout the community have an opportunity to play.
  • Accessibility & Inclusivity: Choose equipment that allows children of all ages and abilities to play together.
  • Maintenance: Choose equipment (like ours) made from high-quality, durable materials that can withstand heavy use. Your maintenance crew will thank you.
  • Picnic & Gathering Spaces: Consider the nearby picnic areas and communal spaces, encouraging families and friends to spend extended periods enjoying the park. These spaces contribute to a sense of community and social interaction.

Budgeting Resources for Parks

Not sure where to start when budgeting for your next playground? Look at our Budgeting Guide, which outlines all the budget areas that should be considered when purchasing a new playground.

There is a ton of both state and national grants available to fund playground equipment. Download our handy state-by-state grant guide to see what’s available in your area.

We have secured opportunities for government agencies to utilize national purchasing power through reputable purchasing cooperatives. Not only can you bypass the bidding process, but you can also (in most cases) receive discounts on our playground equipment if you purchase through the cooperative.

Take advantage of our seasonal playground sales! We offer popular playgrounds at steep discounts throughout the year.

Planning Tools for Parks

Make shopping for your next play environment easier with the use of our planning tools.

Grounds For Play-Design Process

Design Process

Learn about our design process and what steps you’ll take to build your play environment.

Grounds For Play-Maintenance

Maintenance Plan

Download our Maintenance Guidebook to build a maintenance plan for your playground.



Want to see all our playground equipment in one place? Check out our catalog.

Need help with selecting playground equipment?

Our knowledgeable sales representatives can help you pick playground equipment that is age-appropriate, suitable to the space available, and within budget.