SafetyFirst is a family-owned and operated, full-service playground maintenance company

Located in Princeton, Minnesota, SafetyFirst services playgrounds across the Midwest.

• Full-Service Playground Maintenance
• Annual Safety Surfacing Top-Offs
• Playground Maintenance & Repairs
• Playground Relocation & Expansion
• ADA Compliance & Access
• Safety Surfacing Products


Be proactive and schedule your free, on-site surfacing assessment. We’ll identify any safety issues and help you pass inspection the first
time around.

Parks &Municipalities

Playground surfacing is a large concern for many park departments. Learn more about Nature’sPlus, the safest and most cost-effective safety surfacing option.

Architects & Engineers

Specify our surfacing products to ensure your clients are taking the appropriate safety precautions. We can also assist in relocating playgrounds due to remodeling and expansions.

Residential Nurseries

Become a reseller of Nature’sPlus, a revolutionary surfacing product made from Tamarack trees that is
naturally resistant to mold,
decay and rot.

Crumb Rubber Removal

Replace your playground’s crumb rubber.


Playground Safety Surfacing

Playground Renewal

Breathe new life into your playground


For five years, SafetyFirst has maintained and resurfaced hundreds of playgrounds across the Midwest. We provide much more than safety surfacing, offering quality, loyalty, and safety for not only the buyers but the students and community around them. SafetyFirst’s main priority is to keep your children safe and to eliminate possible injuries.

With a renewed emphasis on physical activity, playground safety is a top priority for all of us. As you know the number one cause of injury to children using playgrounds is falling. The most cost effective playground expenditure you can make is maintaining your surfacing. SafetyFirst offers a full range of services assisting you in developing, implementing and auditing your comprehensive playground safety program.


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