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When analyzing the site for your playground, consult with the people who will be maintaining the playground after it's built, as well as those who will be affected by it, children, parents, teachers, and neighbourhood residents. A job for your entire community!
Play brings people together, so start by gathering local residents, organizations and professionals to help tackle the different facets of building a playground. Our 10-Step Guide to Planning your Playground will help answer many of your questions as well as provide you with educational resources.

There's plenty for people to do on when it comes to a Community Build, from assembling playground components to manning the food and registration booths. You'll find our Community Build Information Guide to be of great value when assigning volunteers different tasks.

Fundraising events provide a fantastic opportunity to earn money while getting the entire community excited and engaged. Our Fundraising Tips is a starter on creating any successful fundraising effort.

Planning Tool Kit from The Playground Guys
Building a playground is a job for your entire community. Play brings people together, so start by gathering local residents, organizations and professionals to help tackle the different facets of building a playground.
10 Steps to Planning
Planning your playground is an important job and you will likely have many questions along the way. This guide helps you define volunteer tasks, determining project objectives, choosing a professional partner, analyzing the site, and selecting the right equipment for your project.
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Whoever is in charge of concrete, gardening, surfacing, or fundraising should be experienced.
Pack up the Tool Box!
The value of a community build playground project increases as more community members turn out to work side by side. Plan extra activities like side projects to keep them busy contributing to the space on Build Day. More tips can be found by clicking the link below.
COMMUNITY BUILD GUIDE >>
When planning your playground, consider what is age-appropriate for the site, climate, access, and protective surfacing. Your Playground Guys representative can help.
6 Top Safety Factors
It is critical that you consider safety features when designing your playground. You want to make sure the playspace has strong sight lines for parents or teachers to keep an eye on children at all times, visible from nearby paths, and away from automobile and bicycle traffic.
RISK MANAGEMENT >>
KaBOOM! offers tidbits to help make your playground planning successful.
101+ Fundraising Ideas
KaBOOM! is the longest-running non-profit organization that links communities and corporations together to build much-needed, safe & accessible playgrounds. KaBoom! is the #1 playground facilitator, helping build more playgrounds than any other service organization.
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FUNDRAISING TIPS >>

The Playground Guys (A Division of The Sweetman Group Inc)
Box 4031, Olds, Alberta Canada T4H 1P7
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