|What types of expenses should be considered when budgeting for a new playground?
For customers exploring a playground project, we find there are some commonly overlooked expenses that can cause headaches down the road. But no worries. Eagle Play Structures is here to help. Here is a list of expenses to consider when planning a new playground.
1. Removal and Disposal: If you plan to replace an existing playground, the old equipment will need to be removed. This might include the old borders and site furnishings as well. Remember these systems are embedded in concrete, so removal is labor-intensive and requires disposal of a lot of material.
2. Site Preparation: Proper site preparation addresses issues such as drainage, grading, access, fencing, etc. Depending on the site, these expenses can range from modest to extensive. Choosing the best location based on these factors is the wise course.
3. Equipment and Installation.
4. Safety Surfacing: All playgrounds require safety surfacing. There are several surface options, including engineered wood fiber and pureed-in-place rubber, which can range widely in cost.
When you work with Eagle Play Structures, your local manufacturer and recreational construction firm, there are no extra costs such as shipping, installation, or sales tax. Our own crews mobilize from our Ijamsville, Maryland factory and install your playground TURN-KEY! Our business model makes us different than any other commercial playground manufacturer. As your personal (certified) consultant, it’s our job to guide you through design, assist by preparing proposals for your budget, and manage your project as it is installed.