commercial playground resources

Documentation

American Society for Testing and Materials: The ASTM is a scientific and technical organization that establishes standards for testing different types of materials, including playground equipment. All BCI Burke equipment meets the ASTM F-1487 Standard of safety and accessibility requirements, unless otherwise noted.

National Playground Contractors Association: The NPCA supports all playground safety programs, guidelines and standards that promote public playground safety by assisting the public in identifying the need for a professional playground installation.

National Program for Playground Safety: The NPPS is an organization dedicated to injury prevention. They provide information regarding playground safety tips and FAQ’s, and playground report cards on playgrounds in your area.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: CPSC is an independent federal regulatory agency. The commission works to save lives and keep families safe by reducing the risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products.

Americans with Disabilities Act: ADADA provides for “equal access” features in publicly-used facilities, including playgrounds.

National Center on Accessibility: The National Center on Accessibility promotes access and inclusion for people with disabilities in parks, recreation and tourism.

National Recreation and Park Association: NRPA and National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI)’s mission is “To advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people.”

The Texas Recreation and Park Society: TRAPS is a non-profit, professional and educational organization founded over 69 years ago to advance the profession of parks, recreation, and leisure services in Texas.

Community-Built Playgrounds Give Hope to Underserved Youth from Religious Product News, August 2018

How Safe is Your Playground from Houston Apartment Association’s ABODE Magazine, June 2018

A New Way to View Exercise for the Whole Community from Play and Playground Magazine, Summer 2018

Playground Grants & Funding

Let’s Play is a community partnership led by Dr Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families to play nationwide.

The Reeve Foundation Quality of Life program awards grants to non-profit organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis.

The AAD Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants of up to $8,000 to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun.

Move With Us Playground Grants offer an opportunity to bring play to communities that haven’t experienced the innovations, quality, and FUN that a Burke playground provides.

ESSER Funding is Playground Funding through the ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief), ARP (American Rescue Plan) and CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act). These programs are available to help schools improve student learning and development through outdoor play and development space.

Texas Playground Grant Quick Links

Burke: www.bciburke.com/resources/fund-your-playground/playground-grants

The Tony Robbins Foundation: www.thetonyrobbinsfoundation.org/support/grants/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Grants.gov source for federal Grants: http://www.grants.gov/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/grants/index.html

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation: https://www.mvdreyfusfoundation.org/

State Farm Good Neighbor Community Grants: https://www.statefarm.com/about-us/corporate-responsibility/community-grants

Maximus Foundation: https://maximus.com/foundation

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation: https://www.dell.org/

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation: https://hjweinbergfoundation.org/grants/

W.K. Kellogg Foundation: https://www.wkkf.org/

Dr. Scholl Foundation: https://www.drschollfoundation.com/

Perk Your Park Project – Project of Niagara water & NRPA: https://niagaraperkyourpark.com/

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Why Choose fun abounds?

It is with great enthusiasm and passion that fun abounds was created to further enhance the park and rec offerings of south Texas. We proudly represent commercial playground equipment by BCI Burke, Berliner Play Equipment, and ID Sculpture. We also carry site amenities by USA Shade, Rubber Designs, Frog Furnishings, MyTCoat, and GroundSmart Shredded Rubber Surfacing.