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Design Process -

"We design playgrounds using a seven-step process to guarantee success."

RecTec Industries Makes Building Playgrounds EASY!

From start to finish we are with you through every step to bring your project’s vision to life with our design process:

  • Consultation, Education and Exploration
  • Vision
  • Design
  • Proposal and Presentation
  • Installation
  • Play



Consultation, Education and Exploration

First, we listen and learn as much as we can about your playground project and your goals. This helps us understand your wants and needs, as well as any limitations that may affect the development of your perfect playground.

We can help determine your design criteria, such as:

  • Budget
  • Space available
  • Site requirements
  • Timelines
  • Any administrative hurdles

These criteria define our opportunity for helping you achieve your vision.


Your vision is what you hope your project to be when it is done.

PlayWorks has many unique options available for the design of your project. To serve you best and help you make informed decisions, we invite you to spend time with a PlayWorks play consultant looking at drawings, photographs, and videos to explore the options that appeal to you.

We also highly recommend that you go see some of our parks and those of other playground companies to get a sense of what is available and what will engage your children.

Take your children to our recommended playgrounds and you will see play come to life.


By combining your vision and our design philosophy, we design the ideal configuration of play equipment options to keep kids interested, excited and engaged. Our wide range of manufacturers allows us to design a play area for how kids naturally play on a playground. With your play consultant, you can select the best equipment; optimizing your budget and space. Our goal is to provide a playground design that offers as much play value as possible, without compromising your needs for safety, durability, ease of maintenance, aesthetics or affordability.

Proposal & Presentation

PlayWorks will present initial design recommendations to you with site plans, 3D images, photographs, and costing. The layout and products we propose will be based on the criteria you provide. We truly believe that designs developed with you will offer incomparable play value for your children.

Final Design: Refinements and Alterations

As you look at more playground designs you will develop your own expertise. When you make your final decision on what you want in your park, we will take your feedback and revise our designs to fit with your desires. Revisions are a welcome part of the process. We will also recommend adding site furnishing through ParkWorks to complete your outdoor space.


After choosing the design and equipment, PlayWorks will help coordinate and manage the installation to ensure your playground is installed properly. Each municipality or school board has its own way of managing the construction of playgrounds, the site preparations and landscaping needs. For example, some sites allow installation by supervised volunteers where others may require a professional installation company. RecTec will use our relationships with suppliers, installers, landscapers and project administrators to make the installation as seamless as possible.


We know our design philosophy works. The proof is in the many playgrounds and water parks we have built. We measure the success of our playgrounds by the wide range of engaging play experiences they bring to your children and new generations of children to come. No matter what stage you are at with your project, contact us to get assistance and advice for your project

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