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Your Playground Equipment Installers. Most customers call us, “The Playground Builders.”

Community Playgrounds is the longest-running playground equipment installation contractor in California.

South Park Playground a Community Playgrounds Equipment Installers completed project
South Park, San Francisco, CA
Installment by Community Playground Builders
Oasis Park Elk Grove, CA
Willie Woo Woo aerial completed community playground
Willie Woo Woo Community Playground
Installation Shade Structure
Installation Shade Structure, Stockton, CA
Playground Equipment Installers from Community Playgrounds
Magical Bridge Playground, Palo Alto, CA

Our mission as playground equipment installers is to promote quality and safety in play area construction.


California playground equipment installers since 1977 ~

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Community Playgrounds is known for safe playground equipment installers practices and innovative design-build projects. Our family-owned company has completed over 15,000 playground installations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles, CA.


To meet our commercial playground client’s needs – first and foremost, we work directly with distributors and vendors selling the safest playground products. Second, we use only our playground equipment installers for all our playground installation projects. By doing so, the playground contractor we are in control of quality assurance on the play area construction job site.


Clients who use our wide variety of play area construction services are small businesses and large organizations and include:



• Municipalities

• Public and Private Recreation Parks

• Property Management 

Child Care Centers

• Sports and Fitness Centers

• Libraries and Community Centers

• Homeowners Associations

• Multi-family Housing

• Apartment Complexes

• Churches

• Military Bases

• Corporation In-house Day Care

• Hotels & Motels

• Campgrounds

We believe no two playground installations are the same.


No matter the project size or the client, our project management approach never wavers on a play area construction site. The priority is to help customers bring their play areas and playground equipment to the next level.


Communication is vital from the start. A project manager stays with the play area construction project for its duration. This ensures nothing gets overlooked by the playground equipment installers. Planning ahead keeps everyone inline to meet the client’s expectations for their playground project’s goals: 


✓  Play Area Safety Improvements; Surface Safe Materials

✓  Bollards and  Fences

✓  ADA Accessible Playground

✓  Increase Play Value – Learning and Mobility

✓  Remove Dated Play Equipment

✓  Age-appropriate Playground Products for Ease of Use

✓  Installing Play Equipment for Children with Disabilities

✓  Easy to Clean Surfaces & Play Products 

✓  Ease of Access for Staff



A lot of our clients have different visions with particular playground equipment products they want, but they are unsure where to begin. Therefore, as the playground contractor, it’s our project managers and their team of playground equipment installers’ job to design-build solutions for the client’s project.


Certified Installers for [partial list]:


Little Tikes

Play Matta

Big Toys




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Why Community Playgrounds are important

Community Playground Equipment Installers at Willie Woo Woo Wong

As playground equipment installers, we can tell you community playgrounds are not going to disappear. If we’ve all learned anything from the pandemic [*COVID-19], it’s we need playgrounds. They’re a part of children’s social learning and growth, and a place for parents to whine down.


[*A message from NPCAI – Adapt to New Customer Behavior. Meet virtually, wear protective gear, and abide by social distancing protocols. Talk to customers about the health benefits of the value of play.] – The National Playground Contractors Association. 


Playground equipment installers design for the “new normal”

Installers like us – a leading playground contractor in the San Francisco Bay Area our business, Community Playgrounds, Inc., also installs play areas in Los Angeles, California, have implemented new design layouts for customers. Encouraging neighborhood play parks and commercial properties to place playground design-builds emphasize social distancing and installation of disinfectant stations. Those that have been playground industry for a long time like Community Playgrounds are preparing their sales representatives, designers, and playground equipment installers to recommend incorporating materials that are easier to keep clean such as; stainless steel. 


Property playground Owners – now is the time for maintenance

With most of the playgrounds limiting play hours or temporarily closed due to shelter-in-place, now is the perfect time to do a safety inspection. Owners of commercial playgrounds should consider performing repairs and maintenance. Many playground contractors like Community Playgrounds provide this service. A professional playground service person will know each playground equipment piece; it’s vendor and manufacturer. At a glance, they can usually tell what parts need adjusting and which need bearings [modern play equipment uses various movement types, bearing breakdown is the most common seen failure, e.g., swings, merry-go-round ] replaced.

Playground Equipment Installers on the job site

Along with maintenance, do a thorough playground equipment cleaning

The spread of COVID-19 depends on all of us taking action. Properties with playgrounds can ease parent’s minds by having a regularly scheduled cleaning program. Volunteers can do it, that’s always a plus, however, professionals should do the first cleaning with a plan in place scheduling quarterly cleans. Play area property owners might want to consider having the community of volunteers clean in-between the professionals.


A professional cleaning business is recommended. 

They will have a power washer. It is one method used to clean public playgrounds, which is more practical on large outdoor playgrounds than hand-wiping equipment. The professionals will also be able to clean the sandboxes, by using a sifter, then sanitizing is a method that can be used to remove hazards and clean sand, to reduce the risk of illness and injury.


The importance of children’s playtime outdoors at a Playground

Communities with playgrounds in their neighborhoods and on commercial properties are crucial to keeping toddlers and youngsters up to ten years old active and healthy! Today in America, sadly, we have an alarming increase in childhood obesity, leading to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Kids need to run, jump, climb, and swing to build a healthy immune system and bone mass. 


Across America and internationally, community playgrounds, nursery play areas, and school play yards are where children learn how to interact with others. Among other “how to’s,” children learn the three c’s: collaboration, compromise, and compassion. Collaboration: helping each other climb and swing, compromise: sharing play equipment and learning patience, and compassion: learning how to listen and show empathy.

Play area surfaces are just as important as the equipment
Play area at Beethoven Elementary in Los Angeles
Porter Ranch Playground Installation nears finish by Community Playgrounds
Community Playgrounds installed play equipment at Yerba Buena Gardens
Presidio Heights Playground Installation by Community Playgrounds

``Thank you so much for meeting the deadline on the LASD project. All of your workmen were a pleasure to work with and are very professional. They are great with their follow-through to the smallest detail. I look forward to a long and productive business relationship.``
---Marlene S., Los Altos School District

``Their professionalism and communication was superb! I couldn’t be more satisfied. The only subcontractor I did not have problems with was Community Playgrounds, Inc.``
---Rob G., Waters Contracting Co.

``Entire team was excellent and had good rapport with the prime contractor. All worked well with city staff. Very happy with the work.``
---Denise L., City of Oakland

``Over the past 13 years, I have undertaken and dealt with a lot of vendors. Your guys were the best; experienced, cordial and professional!``
---Mari H., Property Manager, Willow Bend Apartments