Your Playground Design-Guide in 5 steps

Designing a new playground is fun, fun, fun! But for some, it may seem to be an overwhelming experience. Have you envisioned your play area? Analyzed your site? Thought about equipment layout? What about the actual installation? And maintenance?

If the answer is no, you are at the right place. With our expertise and network of certified installers, we will make sure this whole process will be nothing but a great experience for you.

To make it simpler for you to understand how the process of playground design works, we have composed a playground design-guide that will give you a brief outline.


The first thing to do is to envision your play area. What exactly are you looking for? How many children will use the playground? What are their ages? Are there users with special needs that need to be considered? What type of protective surfacing do you want? We can streamline and focus your efforts by offering design consultation free of charge.

Playground Design Guide


What is the size of your play area? How does the surrounding path of access and site conditions impact ADA access to your site? You also need to think about conditions such as slope, soil, vegetation and proximity to street. We will assist with a visit to the site to discuss playground safety guidelines and liability issues.

Analyze Playground Site


Oh, this is the fun part! Are you looking for a nature based playground with animal sculptures? Or perhaps something beach inspired? A train? A farm? A fire station? What about integrated shade? Benched and additional site furnishing? What colors do you want? Rubber surfacing with graphics? There are no boundaries to what we can design. We will guide throughout the entire process to make sure your playground will stand out if it is a standard product or a “one off” custom design.

Design Playground Guide


Rendering of Sepulveda Park and the final product:

Sepulveda Customized Train Playground


RecWest works arm-in-arm with factory certified licensed contractors who specialize in recreational construction. If you require a raw ground development, or you are simply replacing your old playground, we can assemble the team who will make your project run smoothly and effectively from start to finish.

Playground Installation


After your playground is installed it is important to conduct regular maintenance checks. We supply a complete maintenance kit with specific information about the playground equipment you have purchased. In the rare situation where you might need to replace parts, you can reference this information and call us. We can supply replacement parts for any piece of playground equipment we have sold in the last twenty-five years. There is also a suggested maintenance schedule and documentation forms so you can maintain your suggested maintenance schedule and documentation forms so you can maintain your playground in top notch condition and memorialize your actions.

Maintenance Playground

Now you probably have a better understanding of the process and might be ready to start planning your next project. There is no reason to feel overwhelmed, our highly experienced team are ready to help.

From planning to playing, we will be right next to you throughout the entire journey.

Contact us today to get started!

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