American Playground Company

The American Playground Company is the Midwest’s premier playground and recreational contractor that can accommodate every aspect of your project, both big and small. From design to installation, our in-house team of experienced project planners, installers and inspectors will ensure that your playground, park, sporting and other outdoor recreational areas are perfect from start to finish.

Our professional playground experts are thoroughly trained to evaluate your playground or park project and assist you in planning your dream playground design. After you have decided on furnishing and structure what you think you want, we will provide you with a site layout so you can see all the components at once and determine if it lays out just like you were imagining. Then we can make changes and adjustments until it’s just how you like it.

American Playground Company has access to a huge selection of playground structuressite amenitiespark furnishingssurfacing and shade structures, so we can bring any vision you have to life. During our consultation, we will start to pinpoint specific options. Your playground items will ultimately be chosen based on the following factors:

  • Projected age range
  • Budget
  • Location
  • Total space
  • Purpose
  • Capacity
  • Preference

Our installation is completed by experienced professionals. American Playground Company is certain that our installation process is done correctly by giving every aspect of the equipment close attention with the upmost efficiency. We are passionate about creating a safe and fun environment for all those who want to enjoy the playground or recreational space. We offer a fully equipped solution—specializing in in-person or virtual consultations, computer designed equipment, efficient manufacturing, and safe installation.

Safety is of the utmost priority for American Playground Company. There is no way to prevent 100% of playground-related injuries, but at American Playground Company, one easy way to do this is to perform frequent maintenance inspections. Our inspectors are CPSI certified. We prevent injuries by keeping safety at the forefront of our mind and ensure the playground is suitable for all appropriate age groups and abilities.

Inclusive play allows for all children, of all abilities, to play, learn, and grow together in the same recreational environment. An inclusive playground removes the barriers of exclusion by providing a sensory rich play experience for all children. Inclusive playgrounds are a place of fun and enjoyment where everyone is included. These playgrounds are designed to be multi-sensory, safe environments. American Playground Company’s inclusive environments promote multi-sensory play, integrated play, and physical accommodations. Having an inclusive playground can show to all who enjoy it that people of all abilities enjoy playing, exploring, learning, and interacting.

American Playground Company also offers multiple resources to help fund your playground project. Community builds, fundraising, grants, and purchasing contracts are all ways we can assist in getting you the perfect playground for your budget.

  • Community builds are when a group of people from the same city, neighborhood, division or development. come together to install a playground or recreational equipment. This can cut a portion of the installation costs and incorporate a feeling of involvement with your community members.
  • Fundraising is an effective way to reach your budget goals for a playground or recreational project. There are many different ways to put together a fundraiser (see a list of resources here). When planning a fundraiser, it is important to keep in mind that everyone’s goal, budget, and community are different—what works for one community might not work for yours and vice versa.
  • Several corporations, non-profits and the government recognize the importance of playgrounds and these institutions have set up grants to help pay for parks and playgrounds. Playground grants are a tremendous tool when you are figuring out how exactly you are going to pay for the new playground and park equipment. Many different playground grant options are available, at the local, state and national levels. These grant programs help to fund physical fitness, playground and park equipment.
  • We make getting the most competitive price easy at American Playground Company. We offer purchasing contracts (also known as buying agreements or buying cooperatives), which are nationwide procurement services with relationships with many different companies for ultra-competitive goods and services. These cooperative purchasing networks have professional teams that wield their immense buying power and top of the line suppliers so you get the best bid for the highest quality product. 

As a division of The American Fence Company, American Playground Company enjoys access to the numerous resources of our parent company in addition to the combined buying power that keeps us extremely competitive on price but also allows us to offer additional customizations and services you simply cannot find anywhere else. 

American Playground Company’s playgrounds, site amenities, shelters and more can be found throughout the Midwest. Our service areas include Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Rochester, Minnesota; Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas; Omaha, Lincoln and Grand Island Nebraska; Des Moines, Sioux City, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.