Author: Grant Riley

playground equipment

“Why is playground equipment so darn expensive?” If you’ve uttered this question recently – you’re not alone. It’s probably one of the most common questions heard here at Playground Outfitters. Rest assured – there’s a good answer. Not an answer just to pacify your feelings, mind you. That would be really annoying. Instead, you’ll get… Read more »

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If you’re interested in purchasing playground equipment, one of the first things you’ll have to decide is which manufacturer to choose. This is a really important decision because the right manufacturer will provide you with quality products that are both fun and safe, all while fitting into your budget. Today, you’ll learn about some of… Read more »

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UltraPlay Discovery Center Playground from a high angle perspective on synthetic lawn turf safety surfacing, surrounded by aluminum black fencing

Are you going to develop a new playground for your school, park, or town? Congratulations – this is going to be one fun, but giant, project! Uh oh. Did your excitement just falter? Don’t worry – this is not uncommon when taking on such a big task. But don’t let the overwhelming project get the… Read more »

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8 year old girl upside down on yellow slide with mouth open and blue eyes

What does it take to create the most awesome playground in town? It takes the best commercial playground equipment. It seems like a no-brainer, right? Actually, finding the right equipment for your fun-filled playground can seem pretty daunting. This is especially true if you’re unsure of which manufacturer to choose. The principle is simple: choose… Read more »

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  Believe it or not, parents in my neighborhood, including me, don’t share that perpetual worry about how much time their children spend on a smartphone. While we are aware that phones and tablets have their own educational benefits, we are blessed to live in an area loaded with playground equipment. Each Sunday, we watch… Read more »


  Whether it’s at a community center, church, park, school, or daycare, children love to play. Great playground equipment leads to squeals of delight. But playgrounds aren’t just for entertainment; they also improve physical and emotional development in children. Unlike structured games or play, accessible and inclusive playground equipment allows for free play. Free play… Read more »


  As the cold darkness of Winter begins to recede, Spring will soon start showing itself. With the gradual increase of temperature will come even more patrons of your playground but, with abject horror, the very first thing they will notice is your lack of a Swingset. Though it might seem an unnecessary inclusion when… Read more »


Any daycare worth its salt knows the importance of providing its students with a safe learning environment that’s also fun, which is why putting together an indoor playground is something that shouldn’t be rushed, and takes careful planning and consideration. There are many factors involved in the process, including layout and design, age-range of the… Read more »