Playground Guardian

About Playground Guardian

Playground Guardian is a 3rd-generation American company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We’re passionate about playground safety. Keeping parks and playgrounds fun and safe is at the core of who we are.

Inspections Completed
States Currenty Served
Safer Parks & Playgrounds

How it All Began

Playground Guardian an Industry Leader in Park & Playground Inspection Services Since 2007

Cunningham Recreation was founded by George Cunningham in 1966 representing GameTime play equipment. Now, a third-generation company covering almost a third of the US, our team has designed, installed and maintained playground equipment for thousands of municipalities, schools and neighborhood parks for over 50 years.

In trying to meet the evolving needs of our customers, we uncovered a large concern regarding safety compliance and maintenance. Thus, the need for Playground Guardian. Playground Guardian provides a full range of customized, onsite safety inspection services and playground software to help maintain our customers investment.

In addition, we developed Park Protector, a cloud-based inspection software. Park Protector playground inspection software streamlines park and playground inspections with a user-friendly interface and real-time access to digital records, photos and reports. It’s an eco-friendly way to secure data while minimizing paperwork and duplication of effort.

Our Team
  • Scott Cunningham
    Scott Cunningham
  • Ed LaRocque
    Ed LaRocque
    General Manager
  • Eric Patterson
    Eric Patterson
  • Mark Zimmerman
    Mark Zimmerman
  • Andrew Charleton
    Andrew Charleton
  • Jackson Shogren
    Jackson Shogren
  • Nancy Bailey
    Nancy Bailey

Are You a Playground Inspection

If you already have a maintenance staff or people that manage your facilities and playgrounds, Playground Guardian offers the Park Protector app.