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5 ways to stretch your playground budget

Stretching your playground budget:

Here are a few ideas to help make the most of your hard-earned funds.  As an example, here’s how your funding will normally break down with a typical turn-key project:

Description Percentage
Equipment
60%
Installation
28%
Playground Borders
7%
Mulch/In-fill
10%
Taxes/Shipping
5%
Total
100%

  1. Sales promotions– Make sure that you’re able to take advantage of any of several substantial sales taking place throughout the year.  Discounts range from 20%-30% & may include free items!!
  2. Community Build-The next largest portion of your budget is given to installation.  We can provide the option to supervise your project if you have a committed group of volunteers willing to donate their weekend, tools, & their sweat (only consider for projects >$14000)
  3. Self-install– Playland offers detailed instructions intended for the layman with no experience installing playground equipment.  Our industry partners choose Playland for their explicit instructions and ease of installation.
  4. Lease Option– Installment payment options are available for those with cashflow variances.  This is a suitable alternative to Phased-in projects.
  5. DIY mulch/in-fill & borders– We’ll let you know how much mulch is necessary to meet today’s safety standards so you can shop your local providers.  Borders are largely just a containment for your in-fill and there are several options that can be purchased locally including: wood, conduit, rubber, playground timbers.

If you are located in Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee/North Carolina and would like additional advice as to making the most of an existing budget, please contact us at www.korkat.com

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