Playgrounds 101

Playgrounds 101

Planning and Building a Playground

We make the process from concept to reality as simple as possible. There are many factors to consider, and we use our experience to walk you through the planning, design, ordering and installation process. As a full-service playground equipment supplier, we are here to support you through the whole process and help ensure you get your perfect playground, on-time and on-budget. 

Step 1: What do you Need?

Our playground equipment specialists are trained to help you conduct a needs assessment that takes into account such factors as objectives, age of children, space considerations, capacity requirements and budget limitations. And this playground equipment assessment won’t cost you a penny.

Step 2: Playground Design

Your playground equipment specialist can bring your playground to life, providing you with 2D and 3D drawings to help you visualize your creation. This enables you to select just the options, play structures and activities that best suit your preferences, so you can buy with confidence. We are committed to providing accessible playgrounds for every child, regardless of ability or disability.

Step 3: Build Consensus and Raise Funds

Because of our years of selling to cities, park boards, schools, day care centers, churches, other organizations, we understand the challenges you face in gaining the “buy-in” of parents, voters, trustees and other important stakeholders. That’s why we’re prepared to help with everything from playground fundraising and grant programs to presentations.

We have experienced grant writers with a proven history of success available for your project. We are constantly updating our list of playground grants available in Canada, so please contact us to see what’s available right now! 

Step 4: Playground Equipment Installation

Some organizations prefer to have us handle the entire installation, whereas others like to take a team approach to build enthusiasm and promote a sense of community through a community build. In either case, you can count on us to make sure your site is properly prepared and to ensure that your playground installation is done right and in compliance with industry safety guidelines.

Poured rubber surface with fun designs for a playground.

Step 5: Safety Surfacing installation

Today’s options for safety surfacing include accessible manufactured surfaces as well as traditional surfaces like sand and pea gravel. PlayQuest will help you select the right surface and ensure it’s installed to exceed standards.

Step 6: Service

Once your project is complete, PlayQuest is here to provide on-going support and service. If you have any questions or need additional service, we stick around long after your playground is in the ground and the kids have played on it. Call us at PlayQuest at 1-855-980-8118. You can rely on the entire PlayQuest team and our industry-leading warranties to stand the test of time.


Contact us if you are just starting your project. We provide grant writing services, educational presentations, preliminary designs, project budget estimates and site evaluations that will make the planning and fundraising process much easier.

Call us to get our team working for you. 

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