Single Partner for All Your School District’s Playgrounds

For facility or building and grounds managers at schools, you have a lot on your plate to keep the students and staff safe. Our team is here to take playgrounds off your list. Whether your school district has one playground or dozens, we take care of all your school playground needs, or fill in the gaps where you want it.

We partner with school districts in the Midwest and prioritize the operations and budgets of each district. You’ll receive an annual and long-term replacement and repair schedule for each playground that maintains equity and simplifies budgeting. To alleviate the time commitment of assessing, contacting vendors, and repairing the playground equipment, we are your one call for managing all your playground maintenance. We serve school districts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa.


Minneapolis Metro Area Schools Partner With SafetyFirst

School Playgrounds Maintained Each Year


Services Available for Urban and Rural Schools

Playgrounds to One Per School District Served

Prioritizing School Playground Safety

With SafetyFirst, you receive proactive playground safety services for preventing playground injuries. Our playground maintenance inspections identify repairs before they become an issue. No need for your facilities manager or school staff to worry about your playgrounds, our team and Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CSPIs) keep you in compliance with school playground safety guidelines. And when a playground injury occurs, we keep a comprehensive record of all your maintenance in case of a playground liability lawsuit.

School Playground Equipment Parts

For replacing or repairing parts, we ship commercial-grade playground parts for school districts across the United States. Our school playground equipment parts withstand heavy traffic and require low maintenance for safe, long-lasting repairs.

Playground Services for School Districts

Playground Maintenance

When you call, we pick up. We are your reliable playground repair partner for on-site maintenance inspections and repairs. Our goal is to relieve your workload as a playground expert with experience working with schools districts of all sizes and needs.

Playground Surfacing

We produce and install the ideal playground surface for schools that fit your budget, comply with safety guidelines, and reduce maintenance costs. We offer surface maintenance, safety mat installations, and drainage systems for comprehensive surfacing solutions.

Playground Consulting

Our unique playground consulting services ensure all your playground problem-specific concerns are expertly handled. We create district-wide and individual playground budgeting plans for your school, both annually and long-term over 10 – 15 years.

Outdoor Classrooms

Natural learning environments are gaining popularity among schools, especially after the pandemic. With experience in natural materials and safe play structures, we provide commercial outdoor classroom plans and installations specific to your district.

Give Your Playground Responsibilities to Our Team

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