PlayGround Equipment Installation Manual

Toys & Sports offers several options for the installation of your new commercial playground equipment.

  • You can choose to have our trained installers handle the playground installation completely.
  • You can install the playground structure yourself.
  • You can use a combination of the two in which we send a supervisor to your site on your installation day to helporganize the installation and teach you technical specifications.

Whichever option you choose, the basics of playground installation process are the same.

  • First you'll need a level site free of any obstacles.
  • Once the utilities are marked, the installation of your playground equipment will begin. A good starting point is to mark the 4 outside corners of the required fall zone. One of these corners becomes the reference point for placing all of the platforms and play events. We then mark the location of the platforms and then mark the center of each pier to be dug. The piers can be dug either by hand or a power auger of some type, and are generally dug to a depth of 16" for static equipments and 30" for rotating equipments, depending on the safety surfacing choice.
  • The next step is the most critical of the entire process. You need to have determined the depth of the surfacing used, so that the bottoms of the piers are at the same elevation, relative to the surfacing. By setting this elevation and "leveling" the bottom of the piers, all the pipes end up at their proper finished elevation, and all the platforms are level.
  • Now the fun gets underway! The posts are placed in their respective piers, and the platforms are bolted to the posts. We then add any barrier walls or unitary enclosures to add rigidity to the assembly. The posts are then plumbed, the platforms checked for final level, and the concrete is placed in each pier.
  • After the concrete has set approximately 48 hours, it's time to add any additional activities or features to the play structure. With step by step instructions and easy to understand installation plans, slides are assembled, climbers are attached, transfer stations are added, and the playground equipment structure is finished. Pour the concrete for the new holes dug to support the attachments, and you're almost complete!
  • (Optional) The final step is installing the border system and Safety surfacing materials.
  • We're down to one last step: let the kids enjoy their new play structure, because the job is done!

All TOYS & SPORTS products has been designed in accordance with the latest standards of safety and subjected to constant quality monitoring. The data gained from this quality process is then incorporated in the development of our products. For this reason, we reserve the right to make changes in design and technology in order to offer our customers products of the highest standard of quality at all times.