Commercial Playgrounds or Residential Playgrounds? Which One?

King Swings offers both commercial playgrounds and residential playgrounds. But which do you need? If you are reading this, you are most likely straddling the line between residential and commercial playgrounds. It’s an awkward place to be, so let me help you out. I got three questions that should clear things up for you.

Is the playground going to be installed in a commercial setting?

Not sure? Ask yourself if children that are not your own routinely use the playground and is liability insurance is involved. If you answer yes to that question, you are in a commercial setting, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you need a commercial playground.

Churches, daycares, schools, public playgrounds, and others are good examples of commercial settings. Each of these has children coming and going and needs to be insured. However, not all these settings need a commercial playground. The next question is the big separator.

Does your playground need to be inspected?

Here is where you really need to do your research. Check with any local ordinances/codes (including but not limited to HOAs and local city ordinances), your insurance provider, and any other governing body associated with your project. 

I can’t stress enough to be thorough in your research. If you need help, contact our head of sales, Katie. She can be reached by email at [email protected]

If your research comes up as a no, our residential playground line is for you! If you find out that you need to pass inspections, our commercial playground line is the correct choice.

If inspection is needed, what standards must your commercial playgrounds meet?

The next question you need to answer is what standards your playground need to meet. ASTM is a common standard the playground must meet but what about ADA? Knowing this will help guide your choice of playground and playground surfacing.

Our commercial line is designed by certified playground safety inspectors and built to meet ASTM and ADA requirements. Our commercial sales team will help guide you through all your questions about which playground and what kind of surfacing. 

If you have any questions about this subject, don’t hesitate to contact our head of sales, Katie. She will be happy to help you out.

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Blake Greenly

Blake Greenly has been a sales representative for King Swings Commercial since the launch of the new brand. He comes from a background of hard work and dedication that drives him to ensure his clients are satisfied through the whole process of buying a commercial playground.

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