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Playground Safety is Important to Us All

Spring is here and kids are ready to hit the playgrounds again. We all have fond memories of playing with our friends at recess or going to the park with our families. Playgrounds are a great place to experience the great outdoors, develop our physical fitness skills and socialize. National Playground Safety Week is April 23-27, 2018, a time when we focus on outside play environments. As parents, teachers and as providers of play equipment and play spaces, we want to ensure safe and well maintained playgrounds for our children. Here are a few tips for using and maintaining more

RENEW—See What Our Customers Are Saying

Is your playground equipment worn and weathered? Is your budget tight? Are you working with limited funding? Well if so, RENEW maybe the answer for you. RENEW by Playground Guardian can give your worn and weathered play equipment a "facelift." RENEW can restore your play equipment for a fraction of what it would cost to buy new. See our before and after photos of various projects. Here's what our customers are saying----"The Playground Guardian team was phenomenal to work with! They were very flexible with our schedule and were all incredibly understanding that getting the playground reopened quickly was more

Inspection and Maintenance Services for Park Districts and School Playgrounds

With a new year come new budgets, strategies, ideas and goals. Are you budgeting for inspections, playground upgrades, new playground or park equipment, or just committing to better maintain your parks and playgrounds. With the help of Playground Guardian, you can keep your commitment to safer playgrounds and make maintaining your parks easier this year. Playground Guardian can provide you with inspection services based on the needs of your park district or school. Inspections can be done monthly, quarterly or annually depending on the usage. If you are installing new playground equipment, you might choose to do a comprehensive more

Breathe New Life into Your Existing Play Equipment with RENEW

Give your worn and weathered playground equipment a “facelift” with Playground Guardian’s RENEW playground maintenance and cleaning services. If you have a limited budget, our proven RENEW reconditioning process can restore your playground for a fraction of the cost of buying new equipment. To see our proven results click here. “The Playground Guardian team was phenomenal to work with!  They were very flexible with our schedule and were all incredibly understanding that getting the playground reopened quickly was a top priority. The crew worked diligently against some unfavorable weather and finished right on schedule, allowing us to reopen our more

Playground Equipment ASTM Safety Updates

Recent changes were made to ASTM F1487-17 regarding playground equipment for public use. These changes to performance requirements, equipment, and layout will most likely affect planning, designing and maintaining your parks. However, the changes specifically relating to maintenance call for regular inspections of play equipment and fall surfacing, and makes it clear that the owner/operator should maintain detailed record keeping for each playground equipment area. Park Protector is exactly that—a detailed record of inspections, repairs, maintenance and documentation specifically related to each play equipment area. To view changes visit Please contact Playground Guardian if you are in need more

For once, it’s okay to drop the ball…

Welcome to a new era of determining the critical fall height protection on your playground and sports field – introducing the ST Impact Analyzer CH™. Stop wondering if your playground safety surface and sports fields are providing sufficient head impact protection. Drop the ball and know. Fast, affordable and accurate, the ST Impact Analyzer CH determines the impact attenuating characteristics of a six year old child impacting the surface of your playground or sports field including: Head Injury Criterion (HIC) Score Maximum G forces at impact (Gmax) Velocity at impact Calculated fall height. This data is instantly available in the field during testing and is more

Why Choose Playground Guardian to Maintain Your Parks & Playgrounds

For over 50 years, the Cunningham family has operated a leading rep agency in the playground industry covering sixteen states. Cunningham Recreation is a full service organization that includes design, sales and installation of playground equipment and related park and recreation products. For the last several years, our customers have expressed a growing need for a playground maintenance and inspections program to help increase the life expectancy of their investment and keep their playgrounds safe for their children. Playground Guardian LLC was founded to help address this need. Playground Guardian is a full service playground maintenance and management solution more

Maintaining and Inspecting Your Parks and Playgrounds Made Easy

Playground Guardian’s exclusive “Cloud” based inspection software, Park Protector, is benefitting park and recreation departments and school districts all over the United States. Park Protector inspection software is making park and playground maintenance easier than ever before. Park Protector inspection software isn’t just for inspecting playground equipment. Playground Guardian released an InspectALL add-on module allowing users to inspect anything in their parks systems, including skate parks, trails, shelters, restrooms, ball fields, recreation centers, etc. In a matter of minutes, Playground Guardian can upload a department’s existing inspection forms into Park Protector’s software to be used for field inspections on more