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Make the Most of Your Playground in Winter

Don’t Put Outdoor Play on Ice: How to Make the Most of Your Playground Equipment in Winter

January 22, 2024

Cold weather is upon us, and your facility’s playground may be sitting sad, lonely, and covered in snow. At Play Mart, we say “no way!” to avoiding winter play! With the proper maintenance and safety precautions, the children in your care can reap the benefits of playground equipment all year long. Studies show that today’s…

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Pikes Peak Playset with Steppers

Fit for Play: Bringing Outdoor Fitness Equipment to Your Community

October 26, 2023

One of the hottest recreation trends around the country is the rise of outdoor fitness parks. The outdoor gym gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic for those looking for a safe and convenient way to stay healthy. These fitness zones are revolutionizing physical activity for youth and adults by making it accessible to everyone in…

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The Undeniable Benefits of Unstructured Play

October 8, 2023

We may be a little biased at Play Mart, but we sincerely believe in the power of play for child development. Unlocking creativity, imagination, and strength, play is a vital ingredient in a child’s healthy brain development. Through play, young children engage with the world, gaining valuable skills and tackling fears. It’s an opportunity for…

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Future Playground Budgeting

Your Complete Guide To Playground Budget and Playground Grants and Funding Options

August 28, 2023

In today’s challenging economic climate, schools, childcare centers, parks and recreation departments, and non-profit agencies are constantly pressured to do more with less. Play spaces are crucial for children to imagine, interact, and engage in active play. However, high-quality commercial outdoor playground equipment can be a significant investment, and funding new play spaces can be…

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Happy Earth Day 2022 Recycled Playgrounds

Playgrounds that Celebrate Earth Day, Everyday!

April 22, 2023

Recovering yesterday’s plastics for today’s play. From the very beginning, Play Mart has believed in protecting our environment for our children today and for generations. So we’ve committed to doing our part to make our materials and manufacturing process Earth-friendly. What better way to fulfill that commitment than to recycle milk jugs that would have…

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What’s So Swell About Swings?

April 18, 2023

Here at Play Mart, we’re with you and your children through the ups and downs of life. What better way to cope with those ups and downs than through the peaceful sway of a swing? The swings are a staple of any school playground for a good reason! Swinging is genuinely a form of therapy…

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Playground Park Bench with Roof

Five Steps to Finding the Right School Playground Bench

March 17, 2023

The playground is a place of fun and friendship. Investing in quality outdoor commercial benches is a great way to make the playground at your daycare, preschool, or after-school program an inviting place for everyone to gather and make memories. With thoughtfully chosen seating, you can create a great experience for children and adults alike.…

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Quad Drum Table for the Playground

7 Reasons Playground Drums Rock!

February 2, 2023

There is no debate that kids of all ages love making noise! Anyone who works with children knows that kids can turn anything into a musical instrument. These young ones aren’t just being mischievous; there are actually numerous benefits of dropping a beat! Extensive research has shown the benefits of music, and drumming in particular,…

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Play Mart Holiday Hours

December 1, 2022

At the close of another year, we gratefully pause to wish you a warm and Happy Holiday Season. One of the greatest joys of this season is the opportunity to say thank you to all of our customers, distributors, and friends and to wish you the very best for the coming New Year. We will…

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FFC Quick Strike 3V3 National Champions

Congratulations Quick Strike, 3v3 Live National Champions

November 29, 2022

The Quick Strike 3v3 Soccer Team of Fredericksburg, Virginia, wins National Championship! 2022 has been a tough year for many of us, so when we heard about the Quick Strike soccer team from Fredrickson, Virginia, we knew we wanted to support them. This inspiring team is composed of young men that are not only exceptionally…

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Testimonials

"I'm not sure whether the kids would have caused damage to the playset at some point, but the playground survived the hurricane. Your RSP™ is amazing."

Tim H. Gateway Services Community Development District

Ft Myers, FL

“I would just like to let you know Play Mart did a wonderful job on the packing/shipping and installation instructions. We have installed almost every manufacturer in the market and your company is the most installation friendly we have done in years.”

Playground Installation Crew

Kansas

“The contractor who assembled the set told me it was his first experience with recycled material in play sets and he was very impressed. He also told me it was very well packaged and user friendly for assembly.

It looks first class and blends in well with the wooded area surrounding our church. We like the fact we can accommodate so many kids with a set this size.”

Bruce P.

Topeka, KS

“This is cooler than big kids stuff!”

5 Year Old Child

Topeka, KS

“Congratulations on your extensive and impressive exhibit of your playground products. I was most impressed. If I were a child, I would spend a lot of time in the music section of your marvelous array of enticing things to do. But on the other hand, I could easily be enticed to the many other play opportunities for play and learning.

It is blatantly obvious that you have put a lot of careful thought into developing your engaging products for children. Congratulations and thank you for the tour of your exhibit at the trade show.”

Matthew Evans, FASLA Senior Landscape Architect & Horticulturist

US Capitol, Washington, DC

“It gives me great pleasure to be able to write a letter on behalf of Play Mart, Inc. On two different occasions in recent years, Play Mart constructed playground equipment on our school property. Play Mart representatives went out of their way to meet with the school playground committee so that we fully understand our options and the cost. We have been delighted with the equipment that Play Mart representatives recommended for our students. It is age appropriate and safe. We have had to make two minor repairs, which were quickly taken care of by the company.
In the process building the playground, we were very interested in using recycled materials. Availability of this via Play Mart was a big reason why we choose this company. Play Mart worked with us in obtaining exactly what we wanted. We were very pleased with the construction timeline and the value for the price. When we wanted to add more equipment, Play Mart was most helpful and made the changes cost effective for us. Our students spend many happy hours enjoying the playground.

We have been very happy with the entire project. It is with great satisfaction I write this letter on behalf of the company and their employees.”

Sister Laverne K., School Principal

Newark, DE

“We continue to be so pleased with our playscape! As soon as we open the door in preparation for outside play, the children head straight for the playscape. The teachers so enjoy watching the students play some of their favorite games which include: Pirate Ship (they all crowd on top of the playscape sailing off for adventure of the high seas), Shark! (similar to pirate ship but they all stand on top screaming “shark”), and Ice cream shop (sellers stand under the playscape and deliver ice cream cones to customers on the other side of the ‘counter’).
We thank you again for working so closely with us as we designed this safe and sturdy play area to fit the needs of our Nursery School. It has been one year and it still looks great, blending beautifully into our historic town green. Both our school and our community look forward to many, many more years of fun!”

Laurie H., Daycare Director

Washington, CT

“Our entire church is excited with the equipment and especially glad we saved 32,226 milk jugs from a landfill. We love the look of wood without the problems of termites and splintering.”

Joyce W.

Jacksonville, AR

“I wanted to drop you a quick note to commend you on your subcontractor’s performance…The combination of your quality equipment and the installation by Hammer Down has provided the staff, children and Marine Corp with an excellent play facility. The installation and application of the equipment has turned out superbly.  Hammer Down, Paul and his entire crew were pleasant to work with, knowledgeable of the equipment and codes and had an uncommon willingness to work well with us and other contractors. I commend them for an excellent install and terrific attitude.

As for the poured in place rubber; again a superb product paired with a great subcontractor. Clean Play, Allen and his crew provided a level of work that would be hard to surpass. The installation went smoothly and quickly. I appreciate their attention to detail and cleanliness. Though we may have stayed late, I never have an issue doing that for a contractor that works as hard and diligently as they did each and every day. There performance was outstanding and one I would look forward to seeing again.

I appreciate all of your help and you providing us with such high quality subcontractors. Thank you.”

Mike R., Superintendent

Sauer, Inc.