Grounds For Play Catalog

industry standards We Meet or Exceed In our effort to provide safe and quality play products for children, our products meet or exceed the standards set forth by the below organizations. Additionally, we follow our own strict in-house standards and guidelines.

warranty Our Leading Our warranty guarantees years of unlimited fun.

Grounds For Play (GFP) warrants that its product will be free from defects in materials and workmanship as well as maintain structural integrity for the periods listed below from the date of invoice and once GFP has been paid in full. This warranty is in effect only if the product has been assembled and installed strictly in accordance with the setup instructions provided by GFP, good construction practices, and has been subjected only to normal use and exposure.

Safety & Accessibility Standards

In-House Standards

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association™

At Grounds For Play, we only use quality playground materials. Our playgrounds are proudly manufactured in the USA and are built to last. To ensure the safest play for your children, we offer: • Quality control inspection on all parts and shipments • All products must pass inspection in our IPEMA Certified In-House Testing Facility • In-house production of most products • All products meet or exceed CPSC, ASTM, and ADA Safety Guidelines • On-staff CPSI certified employees • Local field factory trained installation technicians

10-Year Limited Warranty on shade fabric

Lifetime* Warranty on playground steel and recycled posts, all stainless steel hardware, c-line fittings, and aluminum post caps 15-Year Limited Warranty on playground pipes, rungs, loops and rails, roto-molded plastics, HDPE plastic sheets, punched steel decks, and recycled decks



In the interest of playground safety, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA™) provides a third-party certification service whereby a designated independent laboratory, TÜV SÜD America Inc., (TÜV), validates an equipment manufacturer’s certification of conformance to the standards below. • ASTM1487-17, excluding sections 7.1.1, 10 and 12.6.1: Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use • CAN/CSA-Z614-14, excluding clauses 9.8, 10, and 11: Children’s Playspaces and Equipment A list of current validated products may be viewed on their website at Grounds For Play is a member of this organization.

5-Year Limited Warranty on standard powder coat* and playground netting cable



1-Year Limited warranty on moving parts, shade cables, and materials not covered above


Limited Warranty: Structural Steel GFP offers a *Lifetime Limited Warranty on structural steel frames against failure due to rust-through corrosion under normal environmental conditions. Should the parts need to be replaced under the warranty, GFP will manufacture and ship new replacement parts at no charge for the first ten years, thereafter pro-rated at 50% for the second ten years and 25% from there on. Workmanship is warranted for a period of five years. This steel warranty shall be void if damage to the steel is caused by the installer or from physical damage, damage by salt spray or sprinkler systems, contact with chemicals, chlorine, pollution, misuse, vandalism, or any act of God. *Limited Warranty: Powder Coat GFP offers a 5-year Limited Warranty for standard powder coating or a 7-year Limited Warranty for Corrosion Defense Package powder coating to the original purchaser. This Limited Warranty is for factory applied finish only. Damage occurring from shipping, erection, vandalism, accidents, or field modification is not covered in this limited warranty and will require field touch-up immediately and periodically thereafter. The owner must report any defect in powder coat at the time the installation is completed. Not covered by this Limited Warranty are acute angles, welds, and end plates. The Limited Warranty for powder coating provides the following after a 5-year (standard) or 7-year (Corrosion Defense Package) exposure period when applied according to the recommendations listed on the product’s technical data sheet and appropriate surface preparation has been utilized. • The coatings shall retain their original color with a ∆E of <7.5 units for high chroma colors (yellows, reds, oranges, etc.) and a ∆E of<5.0 units for low chroma colors, when tested in accordance with ASTM D 2244. • The coating shall retain a minimum of 50% of its original gloss level after washing, when tested in accordance with ASTM D 523. • The coating shall exhibit chalking no worse than numerical rating of 6, when evaluated in accordance with ASTM D 659-80. Stainless Steel Series Powered by Playdale Playgrounds Playdale Playgrounds warrants its products to the original customer to be free from structural failure due to defect in materials or workmanship during normal use and installation in accordance with the published specifications. The warranty shall commence on the date of the invoice and terminate at the end of the period on the full warranty statement. The warranty is valid only if the products are installed properly and in conformance of the specifications, installation guides, Playdale Playgrounds design layout, and properly maintained in accordance with the maintenance schedule provided within the installation instructions. Playdale Playgrounds reserves the right to accept or reject any claim in whole or in part. Playdale Playgrounds will not accept the return of any product without prior approval by Playdale management. Pricing, Cancellation, Return, and Shipping Policies All prices are F.O.B. factor and do not include freight, installation, shipping and handling, surfacing, or applicable taxes. All prices listed were current at the time of printing and in U.S. currency. Prices are subject to change without notice. To view our return policy, please visit For information on Return Material Authorizations please call 1.800.552.7529. To view our shipping policy, please visit For any further information, please call 1.800.552.7529. *For the purpose of this warranty, lifetime encompasses no specific term of years, but rather that seller warrants to its original customer for as long as the original customer owns the product and uses the product for its intended purpose that the product and all parts will be free from defects in materials and manufacturing workmanship. This warranty does not cover damage caused by vandalism, misuse or abuse, altered or modified parts, or cosmetic damage such as scratches, dents, or fading or weathering and normal wear and tear. This warranty is valid only if the structures are installed in conformity with instructions provided by GFP using approved GFP parts. GFP will deliver the repaired or replacement part or parts to the site free of charge, but will not be responsible for labor or the labor costs of replacement. Warranty claims must be filed within the applicable warranty period and accompanied by a sales order or invoice number.

Quality Standards

Allied Tube & Conduit ® Some of our products constructed from Allied’s heavy-wall galvanized steel tubing,

ASTM International ASTM International, formerly American Society for

which is protected by Allied’s patented Flo-Coat © process that uses triple-coat corrosion protection (zinc, conversion coating, and clear organic topcoat) to provide a smooth, shiny product appearance that is unmatched in terms of strength and durability

Testing and Materials, is an independent and world renowned developer of technical standards utilized in testing a multitude of products. ASTM developed F1487 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specifications for Playground Equipment for Public Use. The current standard is F1487-11, published in 2011.

GreenCircle Certified Our recycled post and decking supplier has the Recycled Content Certification by GreenCircle. This

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) presents safety guidelines through the

certification qualifies their compliance with all Federal Trade Commission (FTC) 2012 Green Guidelines. Our posts and decks also meet criteria for the USGBC LEED requirements .

publication of their Public Playground Safety Handbook. This handbook promotes greater safety awareness among those who purchase, install, and maintain public playground equipment. The handbook can be viewed on the CPSC’s website,

United States Access Board The U.S. Access Board is a federal agency that promotes equality for people with disabilities.

They’ve developed guidelines and standards for built environments, such as playgrounds.

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