Playground Industry Links for Fundraising and Safety

Playground Fundraising Related Links –

Playground Equipment Playground Fundraising Challenge
Fundraising projects are of paramount importance in building community playstructures. Here you will find some concrete ideas.

PTO Today Articles –
How one PTA met its goal of raising $40, 000 in a single year to update the school playground.
Click Fundraising –
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Educational and nonprofit fundraising organizations within the continental United States can earn funds for technology, playground equipment and even cash through FundingFactory’s fundraising-through-recycling program.

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Get started today with one of our earth friendly Playground Equipment Fundraisers!
Kids Around the World

“Kids Around the World” is a Christian organization that believes that churches around the world want to embrace the children of their community with the love of God. They want to help churches reach their goals and therefore provide training and material.
Phone: (815) 229-8731

Playground Funding Links Many in the SchoolGrants community are seeking assistance for purchasing playground equipment. Listed on this page are different sources.

Playground Safety Standards Related Links

Injury Prevention Web

The Injury Prevention Web hosts the Web sites of several agencies and organizations working to prevent injuries. This site contains a weekly literature updates of recent journal articles and agency reports, injury data for every U.S. state, more than 1400 links to government and non-profit injury prevention sites worldwide.

Kids Health

KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.

National Center For Injury Prevention and Control The Center for Injury Prevention and Control is a major organizational component of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is ecognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people.

National Program For Playground Safety

In 1995, the University of Northern Iowa established the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. Since that time, NPPS has become the premier non-profit organization dealing with playground safety information in the United States.

National Recreation and Park Association NRPA has been the voice advocating the significance of making parks, open space, and recreational opportunities available to all Americans.

National Safety Council

National Safety Council continues to extend its reach and influence across the nation and throughout the world. With the support of our Chapters, members and volunteers, and through private and public collaborations, we have made significant progress in our efforts to instill a culture of playground safety standards throughout the world.

Playground Safety Standards Links

Playground Standards Links

ASTM International Playground Safety Standards Worldwide

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.

  • 1292-04 Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation of Surfacing Materials within the Use Zone of Playground Equipment
  • F2223-04 Standard Guide for ASTM Standards on Playground Surfacing

ISO International Organization for Standardization

ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of tandards.

  • 97.200.40 Playgrounds

Non-profit Resource Agencies

The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) provides a third-party certification service for playground equipment and surfacing. For more information about playground safety standards, visit

National Center on Accessibility
A collaborative program of Indiana University and the National Park Service, the National Center on Accessibility is the nation’s premiere resource promoting access for people with disabilities in recreation.

Boundless Playgrounds
Boundless Playgrounds projects benefit children with and without disabilities by providing opportunities for all children to play together with playground safety standards side-by-side.

Injury Free Coalition for Kids
The Injury Free Coalition for Kids is among the country’s fastest growing and most effective injury prevention programs. Coalition members work to empower the diverse populations who live there. They do so by helping people to make their communities safer and they do it in a manner that is respectful of various cultur es, beliefs, and lifestyles. Injury Free Coalition for Kids grant offers seed funding to pediatric trauma centers. Click Resources.

Resource Materials

Playground Safety Publications

Handbook for Public Playground Safety

Other Web links

Use of this CADdetails website is absolutely free for design professionals and grants you access to thousands of manufacturer-approved, i-drop enabled CAD drawings, product photographs, CSI specifications, PDF product brochures and more. Includes details of Sof Surfaces products. (Landscape Communications)
Landscape on line features the latest news and products for the landscape industry, including subscriptions.

World Playground
Web site will assist in locating Residential & Commercial Playground/Park & Recreation products, equipment & services World Wide within this exciting industry.


Landscape Architect and Specifiers News (LASN)
Landscape Architect and Specifiers News (LASN) is published monthly by Landscape Communications, Inc. Features the latest news and products for the landscape industry, including an annual directory.

The Landscape Architect Trades
The Trades Publishing Company publishes this highly targeted trade industry product buying guide and others.

Parks & Rec Business Magazine

Parks & Rec Business is published monthly, and features the latest news and products, plus lively features and profiles. Parks & Rec Business is dedicated to bringing the 15, 000 parks and recreation professionals across the North America who read the magazine the latest and best information to help them run their departments efficiently and profitably.

Parks & Recreation Magazine

The monthly publication of the National Recreation and Park Association, Parks & Recreation provides an in-depth look at the latest trends and industry standards.

Today’s Playground
Today’s Playground magazine is 100% dedicated to the Playground Industry.

The United States Access Board
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) –

The American Society for Testing and Materials is a non-profit scientific organization that works to standardize playground safety standardsthe materials that are used in everything from playgrounds and train tracks to fiber-optic cables. Their standards ensure a minimum level of quality, safety and consistency. For more information, contact ASTM, 100 Barr Harbor Dr., West Conshohocken, PA 19428, call 1-610-832-9585, or visit

Boundless Playgrounds –

The first national nonprofit dedicated to helping communities create extraordinary playgrounds where all children, with and without disabilities, can develop essential skills for life as they learn together through play. For every child, a place to play: Every child! Every ability! Everywhere!

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) –

The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent agency of the federal government which informs the public of unreasonable risks associated with consumer products. It publishes guidelines that can be used in designing, constructing, operating and maintaining public playgrounds. For more information, contact the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, DC 20207, call 1-800-638-2772 or visit

Highland Products Group Internet, outdoor furniture, Bleachers, outdoor heaters, garbage recepticles, croud control, – –

Houseboat Expo National Houseboat Expo – –

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) An organization dedicated to representing and promoting an open market for manufacturers of playground equipment and surfacing. Goals: To represent and serve all manufacturers of the playground equipment industry. To provide members with timely, in-depth information on key economic and governmental issues affecting the industry. To promote relationships with other related organizations to enhance the strength of the marketplace. IPEMA is a non-profit, membership, trade association. –

KaBOOM! Our vision is a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Our mission is to create great playspaces through the participation and leadership of communities. –

National Playground Contractors Association International (NPCAI) A worldwide partnership formed to contribute to the advancement of the playground building industry by promoting playground installation as a legitimate contracting profession within the playground industry. –

National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI) In 1989 three NRPA members –– Fran Wallach, Ken Kutska, and Monty Christiansen –– met with then NRPA Executive Director Dean Tice to discuss the feasibility of creating a playground safety-training program to compliment the playground safety standards and guideline efforts of the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). It offers the Certified Playground Safety Inspector’s course at institutes throughout the U.S. CPSI’s are certified to inspect playgrounds for safety issues; making sure that each playground that they inspect, is up to the current National Standards. The National Standards are developed by the ASTM and CPSC. – –

Rhonda Borman, LCSW An expert contributor to Today’s Playground Behavior Briefs department and is also an author and speaker on related topics. –

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law prohibiting disability-based discrimination. ADA includes a set of Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) for playground design including public, commercial and childcare playground facilities. For more information visit or call 1-800-872-2253.

The Canadian Standards Association is Canadas leading developer of standards and codes. In 2003, they released the third edition of CAN/CSA-Z614 Children’s Playspaces and Equipment Standard, an important guide for Canadians to use in the prevention of child injuries through proper playspace design and maintenance. For more information, visit

The United States Public Interest Research Group is a national public-interest advocacy group. They conduct bi-annual surveys of public playground safety. For more information, contact U.S. PIRG, 218 D St., SE, Washington, DC, 20003, call 1-202-546-9707 or visit

Alliance for Childhood –
Public education to promote healthy child development and love of learning

Alliance for Children and Families –
National membership organization serving child- and family-serving organizations; visit our KaBOOM! Non-profit Partners page for more information!

Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Sun Safe –
Information about the Sun-Safe playground program in partnership with KaBOOM!

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) –
AAOS promotes playground safety and preventing injuries while at play.

American Association for the Child’s Right to Play (IPA/USA) –
U.S. affiliate of international non-profit advocacy group

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) –
National association for natural and built environment landscape professionals

American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM) –
Universally accepted scientific standards for play equipment and surfacing

The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) –
Academic organization promoting scientific play research

Community-Built Association –
Non-profit organization of community-build professionals

International Association of Skateboard Companies –
California non-profit dedicated to stimulating interest in skateboard products

National Center for Bicycling and Walking (NCBW) –
Non-profit dedicated to creating bicycle-friendly and walkable communities; visit our KaBOOM! Non-profit Partners page for more information!

National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) –
Education and advocacy program at the University of Northern Iowa

National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) –
Membership association advocating the significance of community parks and recreation

National Safe Kids Campaign –
National non-profit dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury

Play for Peace –
Global organization using cooperative play for communities in conflict

Playing for Keeps –
A national non-profit organization that works to educate the public about constructive play.

Project for Public Spaces –
Non-profit organization dedicated to promoting vital public parks, plazas, transport and markets

PTO Today (Parent Teacher Organization) –
Magazine and discussion forum for PTA and PTO organizers

SPA-USA (Skatepark Association of the United States of America) –
Education, information and awareness in all areas of skating and biking

Today’s Playground –
National magazine for creative playground design and standards

Tony Hawk Foundation –
Grantmaking foundation that supports public skateparks, a project of America’s most famous pro- skater

Trust for Public Lands –
Conservation non-profit focused on community park space, watersheds and historic districts

Woodward Camps –
Activity camps for youth interested in inline skating, skateboarding and BMX