Playground Maintenance Company Serving the Midwest

School and park playgrounds endure a lot of things, from high-traffic play to harsh weather conditions, which cause normal wear and tear to the playground equipment and surfacing. To keep playgrounds looking beautiful in the community and safe for children and students, they require ongoing playground maintenance and repairs.

When playgrounds are not properly maintained, they pose potential hazards which put your school or park at risk of liability. The playground must comply with safety regulations to adequately protect children and yourself. As your partnered playground maintenance company, our Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CSPIs) will evaluate your playground on a one-time, quarterly, biannual, or annual basis. We make the recommended updates to keep your playground safe and compliant.

Taking the Stress Out of Playground Repairs

As your playground partner, we are just one phone call away. If you receive a complaint or identify broken playground equipment, we will quickly order the parts and make the repairs onsite. Our comprehensive cataloging allows us to fix the issue or address the concern with little downtime to your playground. We manage your playground maintenance from start to finish, so all you need to do is contact our team.

Comprehensive Playground Maintenance Plans

Responsive Customer Service and Repairs

We will respond and often be on-site in less than 24 hours. Since we do all the playground equipment repairs and surfacing maintenance in-house, we can quickly respond to all requests.

For Even the Small Repairs

From a missing bolt to a worn swing chain, we have you covered. For all broken playground equipment or parts, we will order and repair it for you. Or if your crew has the capacity, we help you find the replacement parts to repair yourself.

No Extra Cost for Last-Minute Orders

We know things happen, so we only charge for quoted delivery and labor. If there is a last-minute playground equipment repair, we will make sure to fit it in.

Customized Playground Maintenance Plans

We offer playground maintenance plans based on your playgrounds’ needs including quarterly, biannual, and annual plans, or as needed.

Cooperative Purchasing Contract

As a Cooperative Purchasing Connection (CPC) partner, we’re a playground vendor for schools and parks. No matter the size of your project, the CPC simplifies the bid process. This guarantees you receive quality playground surfacing at volume discounts while bypassing the time-consuming bidding and buying process.

Free First Playground Assessment

If you are a new client, your first playground assessment is free!

Playground Repair Company for Schools and Parks

A lot goes into maintaining a safe, compliant, and beautiful playground. Our goal is to help school districts and parks keep up with your playground maintenance based on where you want assistance. We understand the value playgrounds bring your community and district, so we provide that same level of quality and care to each site. We help you keep your children safe while accommodating your park’s or district’s budget.

As your trusted Midwest playground maintenance company, we serve school districts, parks, and municipalities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa.

Our Playground Maintenance Process

1. Onsite playground assessment

Our Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI) will evaluate your playground and our team will create a complete inventory of your playground equipment and surfacing. For new clients, your first playground assessment is free!

2. Comprehensive estimate and prioritization

Based on the assessment, we will identify playground safety issues and compliant concerns. Our report will provide an estimate of repairs and recommendations on prioritization based on your park’s or school’s budget.

3. On-site playground equipment repair and surfacing maintenance

After the report has been approved, our team will fix or replace your playground equipment or surfacing. We are flexible to your park or school schedule and manage all the product procuring and installation.

4. Begin your playground maintenance plan

Depending on your playground needs, including the amount of traffic, weather conditions, high vandalism areas, and community expectations, we offer one-time, quarterly, biannual, and annual plans, or as needed.

Custom Playground Maintenance QR Barcodes

To improve playground maintenance services for our clients, we developed custom maintenance QR barcodes. They are placed on your playgrounds and allow community members and school staff to easily submit maintenance requests. We understand it is difficult to keep up with playground repair notices, so we’ve created a way to streamline the process.

If someone wants to submit a maintenance request, they simply scan the QR code placed around your playground and complete the short form. It will directly notify SafetyFirst and the school district or park. Our team will provide an estimate within 24 hours and when approved, we will quickly repair the submitted request.

Playground Maintenance FAQs

How much does a playground maintenance plan cost?

The cost of your playground maintenance depends on the total square footage and how old the playground equipment is. During our process, we will provide budget forecasting for long-term playground repairs and replacements.

How many playgrounds does your maintenance plan cover?

No matter how many or how few playgrounds your school district or park has, our playground maintenance plan covers them all. For large or small, rural or urban playgrounds, we are your dependable and experienced playground maintenance company.

How often should outdoor play equipment be inspected?

For parks and schools, you need to conduct an annual assessment of playground equipment and surfacing. More frequent maintenance will be needed for high traffic sites, older playground equipment, or high vandalism areas.

Playground Maintenance Plans That Fit Within Your Budget

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