Your Commercial Playground Maintenance Partner

SafetyFirst Playground Maintenance was founded with the intention to elevate the playground industry while alleviating the stress of maintenance. In 2008, we noticed a need among our engineered wood fiber surfacing clients for a company to help out where they needed it, so we evolved our expertise to be their single-call playground partner.

Nearly 15 years later, we’re a full-service playground company making it easier for our clients to maintain safe playgrounds for children and beautiful playgrounds for their community. Located in Minnesota, we offer commercial playground services across the Midwest as the all-in-one playground partner for schools, parks, and architects and engineers.


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Minneapolis Metro Area Schools Partner With SafetyFirst

Playgrounds Served Each Year


Woman-Owned Small Business

Shop Playground Replacement Parts

Repair your playground in just a few clicks. We offer commercial-grade products for replacing playground parts or hardware that’ll reduce ongoing replacement costs and time. Our products are available for shipping nationwide. For Nature’sPlus, use our playground wood chip calculator to determine surfacing needs.

Our Playground Services

Playground Maintenance

We offer customized playground maintenance plans to remove the stress of maintaining a safe and compliant playground. As your playground repair company, we are one call away.

Playground Surfacing

Our playground surfacing services include removals, maintenance, and installations of high quality, IPEMA certified surfacing, mats, borders, and drainage systems.

Playground Consulting

We help you remain proactive in your playground budgeting, ADA compliance, and expansions or relocations through short and long-term planning to remove costly surprises down the road.

Other Recreational Services

Our team provides indoor and outdoor repairs and installations for events and structures at your park or gymnasium, including gaga ball pits, basketball hoops, and natural play areas.

Who We Serve

School Districts

Provide a safe place for your students to play and learn while alleviating the stress of playground maintenance. We take care of all your district’s playgrounds, from one to dozens, so you’re confident your playground is compliant without costly issues down the road.

Parks & Municipalites

Keep your playground a community destination by partnering with a commercial playground company that puts your park first. We provide professional equipment installation and surfacing to keep your playgrounds looking new all year, every year.

Architects & Engineers

Rely on a single playground contractor for your entire playground plan and construction project. As a full-service playground company, we manage every aspect of your project to keep it on time and on budget in order to meet your client’s goals.

I have been using SafetyFirst surfacing material in my district’s playgrounds for several years now. We have been very impressed with the quality and impact attenuation of this product. I would highly recommend it for any organization looking for a quality, long lasting product for their playground surfacing needs.

Facilities and Safety Coordinator
Eden Prairie Schools, ISD 272

In my nearly 30 years of facility management, SafetyFirst is the finest playground service company I have worked with, Bob Clarin, president of SafetyFirst was always available and was on site daily. From the simplest repair, a missing bolt to a complete rebuild including drainage and play structure relocation, SafetyFirst completed the work well and on time.

Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds
Roseville Schools, ISD 623

I would like to express my satisfaction with the wood chips and mats that we have purchased from SafetyFirst. The chips bind together well to make a nice playground surface with the fall protection we need. Bob has always had the materials delivered on a timely basis and is very pleasant to work with. I am sure we will be doing more business Bob and SafetyFirst in the future.

Parks and Forestry Superintendent
City of Brookings, SD