Budget Breakdown

PLAYGROUND BUDGET BREAKDOWN

Whether you’re just starting to research costs regarding your play space or you have a budget that is already set in stone- Adventure Playground Systems want to make sure there are no surprises. We’d like to give you all the information you need to make the right investment for your organization. Playgrounds are the crowning jewels on every site and justly require a lot of consideration when determining your budget. Consider the area your site has to work with, capacity needs your organization dictates, and the age groups that will be utilizing the equipment.

Basic Adventure Budget

How much does a basic playground cost?

The average basic commercial playground costs somewhere between $18,000 and $34,500. These systems are perfect for multi family housing, Homeowners’ Associations and hospitality venues.

Equipment – 55% of the Project

A basic playground will generally include a small footprint play system with three or more play activities and types.

Surfacing – 11% of the Project

Adventure playground understands that safety surfacing may not be where you would like to invest your money, but we have cost effective options that keep your playground safe and compliant. When constructing a basic playground we highly suggest Engineered Wood Fiber with a Poly timber freeform border, this way we can minimize the amount of material needed and keep costs low.

Installation – 27% of the Project

Installation costs cover everything from labor and equipment costs, to concrete for the footers, and removal of existing equipment. Keep in mind general contractors and third party installers may charge more or include their services within a wider scope of work. Having your playground installed by Adventure Playground certified installers not only allows you to rest assured your equipment is installed properly, it allows Adventure Playground to fully guarantee the equipment to the full extent of our warranty. As experts in the playground industry we are also able to certify that the finish product is ADA Compatible, CPSI approved and ready for play.

Shipping – 7% of the Project

Shipping costs can range dramatically depending on where you are located in conjunction to where your equipment is being shipped from. Most projects incur 2-10% in shipping charges. To minimize this cost Adventure Playground negotiates with a wide variety of freight partners to guarantee you are getting a trusted service at the lowest cost possible.

Standard Adventure Budget

How much does a standard playground cost?

The standard commercial playground costs between $35,000 and $85,000 and are perfect for faith centers, daycares, and schools.

Play Equipment – 40% of the Project

A Standard playground project may include medium or large play structures or multiple small age appropriate systems. These larger systems contain upwards of 15 play activities and can accommodate 30 or more children. Most standard playgrounds also include multi bay swing sets and additional independent play events that expand the play area and shade to extend guest’s stay.

Shade – 13% of the Project

Many standard playground projects opt to include shade as a vital part of their site. Hip roofs are a wonderful cost effective investment that offer fantastic shade while staying within a reasonable budget.

Surfacing – 15% of the Project

Upgrading safety surfacing can go a long way in creating a theme or desired aesthetic for your space. Investing in upgraded surfacing upfront can also save money over the long run as many options require less yearly maintenance and upkeep. Synthetic grass, Rubber Tiling, and Recycled Bonded Rubber are all fantastic options.

Installation – 27% of the Project

Installation costs cover everything from labor and equipment costs, to concrete for the footers, and removal of existing equipment. Keep in mind general contractors and third party installers may charge more or include their services within a wider scope of work. Having your playground installed by Adventure Playground certified installers not only allows you to rest assured your equipment is installed properly, it allows Adventure Playground to fully guarantee the equipment to the full extent of our warranty. As experts in the playground industry we are also able to certify that the finish product is ADA Compatible, CPSI approved and ready for play.

Shipping – 5% of the Project

Shipping costs can range dramatically depending on where you are located in conjunction to where your equipment is being shipped from. Most projects incur 2-10% in shipping charges. To minimize this cost Adventure Playground negotiates with a wide variety of freight partners to guarantee you are getting a trusted service at the lowest cost possible. Speak to one of our Adventure Play Experts to discuss which products may be more cost effective to ship to your area.

Top of the Line Adventure Budget

How much does a top of the line playground cost?

Top of the line commercial playground costs between $90,000 and $200,000 and are perfect for first class daycares, municipalities, high end homeowners’ associations.

Equipment – 30% of the Project

A high end playground project may include several medium or large play structures. These larger play areas can contain upwards of 50 play activities and accommodate a hundred children. Most top of line playgrounds include multi bay swing sets, and several additional independent play events that expand the play area. These systems are often sectioned to create play spaces dedicated to specific age ranges.

Shade – 5-15% of project

Most top of the line playground projects include shade as a vital part of their site. Hypar and Shade sails not only shade a property but speak volumes in regard to aesthetic appeal and marketing. Their thicker posts and complicated engineering does add to costs however.

Splash Pad – 10-30% of project

Many organizations choose to go all out by including a splash pad or aquatic playground. This is a feature is loved by all guests and makes your business a must visit every summer. Price can vary depending on features and square footage so speak with a Play Expert to get a more defined idea of your budget requirements.

Site Amenities – 5% of project

Large play areas need amenities. Not only do they allow adult guests to sit and relax while children play but well placed tables, trash receptacles, and benches reduces litter and unsightly pest problems. Adventure Playground Systems offer Site Amenities at cost effective options as well as on trend, customizable solutions.

Surfacing – 5-20% of the Project

Upgrading safety surfacing can go a long way in creating a theme or desired aesthetic for your space. Investing in upgraded surfacing upfront also saves money over the long run as many options require less yearly maintenance and upkeep. EPDM Pour in Place, Polysoft and Versatex are all bright lively surfacing options that are 100% customizable. Adventure Playground installation ensures that these top of the line surfacing options will last 10-20 years with proper maintenance.

Installation – 27% of the Project

Installation costs cover everything from labor and equipment costs, to concrete for the footers, and removal of existing equipment. Keep in mind general contractors and third party installers may charge more or include their services within a wider scope of work.

Having your playground installed by Adventure Playground certified installers not only allows you to rest assured your equipment is installed properly, it allows Adventure Playground to fully guarantee the equipment to the full extent of our warranty. As experts in the playground industry we are also able to certify that the finish product is ADA Compatible, CPSI approved and ready for play.

Shipping – 3% of the Project

Shipping costs can range dramatically depending on where you are located in conjunction to where your equipment is being shipped from. Most projects incur 2-10% in shipping charges. To minimize this cost Adventure Playground negotiates with a wide variety of freight partners to guarantee you are getting a trusted service at the lowest cost possible. Speak to one of our Adventure Play Experts to discuss which products may be more cost effective to ship to your area.

Contact ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND SYSTEMS

Adventure Playground Systems has been a leading manufacturer in the commercial playground industry for more than 20 years. Serving Texas and beyond — our commercial-grade playgrounds are known for their quality, durability and innovation. We offer a wide range of playground designs— including custom solutions — so we’re sure to have the perfect pieces for your playground, park, school or recreation space.

If you’re ready to start planning your next park project, contact Adventure Playground Systems by calling us at 1.888.935.2112 or filling out our online contact form. Our friendly team of Adventure Play Experts are happy to offer their expert advice and suggestions to find the commercial play equipment that is right for you. We can guide you through the purchase every step of the way, so you get the park or playground area you’ve always dreamed of.  

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