Planning & Design

Creating a Burke playground from conception to reality!

At Ben Shaffer Recreation we love to plan playgrounds because playgrounds are what move us every day! Selecting and installing a playground can be challenging and often times there are more questions than answers. We can assist you with the process – from conception to installation to continued service, we are here to support you and help ensure you get your DREAM playground, on-time and on-budget.

Step 1: What do you Need?

Our Burke playground equipment specialists are trained to help you conduct a needs assessment that takes into account such factors as objectives, age of children, space considerations, capacity requirements and budget limitations. And this playground equipment assessment won't cost you a penny.

We"ll also conduct a Site Assessment to analyze all of the details related to your playground including space, budget, site requirements and more. And of course, we"ll help you understand and comply with Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.

Step 2: Playground Design

Using our incredible EZ Design software, your Burke playground equipment specialist can bring your playground to life, providing you with 2D and 3D drawings to help you visualize your creation. This enables you to select just the options, play structures and activities that best suit your preferences, so you can buy with confidence.

BCI Burke is continually Reinventing Play™ with a long-term commitment to providing accessible playgrounds for every child, regardless of ability or disability. Learn more about our inclusive play products.

Step 3: Build Consensus and Raise Funds

Because of our years of selling to cities, park boards, schools, day care centers, churches, other organizations, we understand the challenges you face in gaining the "buy-in" of parents, voters, trustees and other important stakeholders. That's why we’re prepared to help with everything from playground fundraising and grants programs to presentations.

Step 4: Delivery

We pride ourselves on shipping your order promptly and our goal is for every order to be 100% complete, correct and on-time. We'll also make sure you're ready to receive the playground equipment shipment by letting you know exactly when it will arrive and how you need to prepare.

Step 5: Playground Installation

Some organizations prefer to have a certified installer handle the entire installation, whereas others like to take a team approach to build enthusiasm and promote a sense of community through a community build. In either case, we'll help make sure your site is properly prepared and your playground installation is done right and in compliance with industry safety guidelines.

Step 6: Instruction

To get the most out of your Burke playground equipment, it’s important that your teachers, parents, caregivers and others know how to supervise children on the playground. That's why we're the only playground manufacturer to provide a comprehensive National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) Supervision Kit absolutely FREE with every modular playground order. It's all part of your Total Cost of Ownership Package™.

Step 7: Service

If you have any questions or need additional service, we stick around long after your playground is in the ground and the kids have played on it. Call us today at 800-266-1250 or contact Burke directly at 800-356-2070. You can rely on the entire Burke team and our industry-leading warranties to stand the test of time.