Providing Playground Consultations Across the Midwest
With our playground consulting services, you receive a personalized playground plan and long-term partnership. Our in-house team can manage your playground project from start to finish, ensuring every step fits together and stays on schedule for a stress-free process.
When you partner with our Midwest playground experts, we are able to provide a complete assessment and recommendation to meet your unique playground goals. Our playground consultants will also work with third parties, such as your construction manager, architect, or engineer, to develop your playground project alongside a larger project.
Our Playground Consulting Services
We provide playground consultations for a wide range of playground-related projects. Some of the most common include:
- Planning your short and long-term playground budget
- Expanding or relocating your playground equipment
- Updating or building your ADA inclusive playground
- Creating your personalized playground maintenance plan
- Addressing and repairing problem-specific issues
Playground Consulting for Parks and Schools
Our primary goal is to help school districts and parks make the best decision for their children and students. We help assess the state of your playground equipment to create a custom playground repair and replacement schedule and budget. Our playground consultation will provide a detailed course of action as you expand your playground for inclusivity or relocate for a building expansion. Not only do we provide upfront playground consulting services, but our team will manage the project from start to finish depending on your maintenance crews’ capacity.
Our Playground Consulting Process
1. Understand the project scope
During the initial playground consultation, we learn about your school’s or park’s specific needs or concerns.
- What are the issues or setbacks?
- What are your goals?
- Do you have a defined budget?
- What are the demographics or needs of your students or community members?
- Who are the stakeholders in the project and what are their needs? Including the architect or engineer, school principal, maintenance and grounds team, or other stakeholders.
2. Strategize your project options
Next, our playground consulting experts take the gathered information to create your custom playground plan.
3. Discussing your design plans
Together, we discuss the presented playground plan. This often involves looking at the playground site more closely for a technical understanding of the project. We’ll work through the plan and timeline to determine what process will work best for you.
4. Finalizing your proposal
The last step is signing the contract and getting started! Once we finalize the starting date, our playground team will manage the entire project.
Planning Your Playground Maintenance Budget
Unexpected playground repairs can be detrimental to your playground budget. Your playground maintenance can feel out of control as costs pile up. Our playground budget consulting gives you an immediate, annual, and long-term (ranging from 10 to 15 years) repair and replacement schedule that meets your current budget while letting you plan for future costs. Whether you have one playground or dozens, we will create a total and per-site budget, so your park or school district knows what to plan for.
Tell Us About Your Playground Needs
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
Supervisor of Buildings & Grounds
Roseville Schools, ISD 623
Parks and Forestry Superintendent
City of Brookings, SD