Planning & Design

Creating a Burke playground from conception to reality!

We love to plan playgrounds because playgrounds are what move us every day! Selecting and installing a playground can be challenging and often times there are more questions than answers. Child's Play can assist you with the process – from conception to installation to continued service, we are here to support you and help ensure you get your DREAM playground, on-time and on-budget!

Download Burke's' Planning Your Playground Checklist

Step 1: What do you Need?

We are trained to help you conduct an free Site Assessment that takes into account such factors as objectives, age of children, space considerations, capacity requirements and budget limitations. And of course, we"ll help you understand and comply with Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.

Step 2: Playground Design

Using Burke's playground design software, we can bring your playground to life, providing you with 2D and 3D drawings to help you visualize your creation. This enables you to select just the options, play structures and activities that best suit your preferences, so you can buy with confidence.

Step 3: Build Consensus and Raise Funds

Because of our years of selling to cities, park boards, schools, day care centers, churches, other organizations, we understand the challenges you face in gaining the "buy-in" of parents, voters, trustees and other important stakeholders. That's why we’re prepared to help with everything from playground fundraising and grants programs to presentations.

Step 4: Delivery

Burke prides themselves on shipping your order promptly and their goal is for every order to be 100% complete, correct and on-time. Burke will also make sure you're ready to receive the playground equipment shipment by letting you know exactly when it will arrive and how you need to prepare.

Step 5: Playground Installation

Some organizations prefer to have us handle the entire installation, whereas others like to take a team approach to build enthusiasm and promote a sense of community through a community build. In either case, you can count on us to make sure your site is properly prepared and to ensure that your playground installation is done right and in compliance with industry safety guidelines.

Step 6: Instruction

To get the most out of your Burke playground equipment, it’s important that your teachers, parents, caregivers and others know how to supervise children on the playground. That's why we're the only playground manufacturer to provide a comprehensive National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) Supervision Kit absolutely FREE with every modular playground order. It's all part of your Total Cost of Ownership Package.

It is important to regularly inspect your playground. Proper maintenance helps keep playspaces safe, clean and looking great. Click here to learn more about playground maintenance.

Step 7: Service

If you have any questions or need additional service, we stick around long after your playground is in the ground and the kids have played on it. Call us at 1-888-665-1119. You can rely on the entire Burke & Child's Play team and our industry-leading warranties to stand the test of time.