Build a budget without breaking the piggy bank
Building your playground project budget can feel like a big challenge. With some careful consideration and community outreach, you can make sure there are no financial surprises.
Standard project expenses
Playground equipment is just one of the expenses you need to plan for in your budget. Depending on of your project, you'll also need to consider costs associated with:
Surfacing, which can include excavation, drainage, sub-surfacing, containment, and considerable material, freight and labor.
Shipping, which can include freight, truck unloading, goods inventory, and packaging removal and disposal.
Site preparation, including items like permits, sidewalk installation, lighting, and drainage.
Storage, if your play equipment arrives before final site preparation is finished
Installation options, including professional installation, supervised builds, and community builds (costs vary depending on your solution)
Construction materials like concrete, gravel, and sand
Landscaping services and materials like trees and sod
You don't have to fund your playground project alone. There are multiple budgeting resources available to help you make your dream playspace possible.
Band the community together around a creative fundraising project.
Reach out to the government, corporations, and non-profits to find out what grants are available.
Save on installation costs by getting the entire community involved in the installation. Ask local businesses and organizations to sponsor all or a portion of your project in exchange for advertising, publicity, and signage space on your playground.
With the Playworld Phasing Program, you can install one segment of your playground at a time, paying for each phase as it's built.
The Playworld Leasing Program allows you to install your entire playground at once, then pay for it over time.
Playworld has partnered with organizations like HGACBuy and GSA to provide savings and benefits to members.