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Playground Planning

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Playground Planning & Playground Design

Playground Planning Service

You’re thinking to yourself, "I want to provide a playground for my facility/community, but where do I start?"

You can plan your playground project with us! BYO Playground will help you through the few basic steps of the playground planning process in the easiest way possible. You’ll be less stressed with an organized plan! So, what do you start with?

Playground Planning: Size and Age

The first step in the playground planning process is to figure out how many children you want to supply your playground for. This is important because you want to make sure the playground equipment you purchase is large enough for the number of children that’ll be playing on it. You also need to know the estimated age range of the children so that you find the best playground structure for them.

Our playground structures are designed to provide age-developing milestones that are well suited for each age group! You have the option to choose from:

  • 6-23 months
  • 2-5 years old
  • 2-12 years old
  • 5-12 years old
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Playground Planning: Space

After you’ve estimated the number of children there’ll be and how old they are, the next step in the playground planning process is to consider the space that your playground structure will need. Each play piece in the playground structure has a use zone. This means the around your playground is required to have an impact-absorbing safety surface placed.

What does this mean for you? The use zone may take up some space that you may not have been aware of. It’s important to keep this in mind because you won’t be able to place the playground structure near ponds, lakes, pools, or any other body of water.

If you want to include site amenities, then these will also need to be factored in as part of your playground planning.

Playground Planning: Budget

Your budget consists of more than just purchasing the playground structure. For the final part of the playground planning process, you want to make sure that you’re factoring in the surfacing, shading, shipping, and installation costs. These costs are dependent upon the size of your play area, the location you’re in within the U.S., the weight of the equipment, and even the time of year. Our team of friendly professionals will provide you with cost quotes upfront to help you manage your budget wisely and efficiently!

Now that you’ve got the basics down, you’re ready to get started on your playground planning with BYO!

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Customize Your Playground Design

The next step in the playground planning process is customizing your playground design. You have full control over designing your own playground structure or choosing a ready-to-go structure with some adjustments. Some elements of your playground design include:

  • Choosing colors
  • Choose layout
  • Choose independent play items
  • Choose the right safety surfacing
  • Choose site amenities
  • Choose shade & shelter

You also need to consider whether you’ll be installing the playground structure in an unusually shaped space, if you want to implement a themed structure, or if you want to incorporate shading. These may have overall cost adjustments, depending on if you’re adding or removing parts from the ready-to-go playground structures.

Our team is happy to help you with your playground design questions in order to create your unique playground structure that fits your children’s needs. Just call 877-782-0585!

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BYO Recreation has a service for any playground or recreation need. We're your one stop playground and recreation services resource for your entire facility or community. Whether it's funding, planning, design, to nationwide sales BYO Recreation is with you step-by-step, from start to finish. Start planning today and find a playground service that's tailored to you.