School Playground Equipment
We Can Help You Build the Perfect School Playground
From play structures to freestanding play activities to sports equipment and outdoor games, GameTime is the single source for school recreation areas. We design and build play systems for any space and any budget, and we offer curriculum programs like Play On!® that help extend your physical education class outdoors. Create learning opportunities on the playground with Play Trails™ play activities and education signage or add musical play with GT Jams® instruments.
To design the perfect playground for your school, call your local GameTime representative at 800-235-2440 or complete an online quote request to begin planning your project. We can help with fundraising ideas, community installation programs and much more!
We Believe in School Playgrounds
They are often the first place that children begin to develop social skills and they are the backdrop for fictional and imaginative play. The playground is also where children learn valuable lessons about trust, teamwork, patience and following rules. Moreover, a well-designed playground allows teachers to extend their classroom and physical education activities outdoors for a new perspective and a creative approach to learning.
Start With a Composite Play System
We offer play systems across three design platforms to ensure the right size and number of activities to meet your school’s usage and durability requirements.
Add a Touch of Nature
Teaching children about nature provides a valuable lesson about environmental sustainability. We design nature play that makes learning fun!
Whether you are building a new playground or just want to add more play activities to an existing playground, Play Trails™ products are a great way to add nature-inspired learning and play. Combine products to create playful animal habitats and add educational signage that makes learning fun.
Create a “nature trail” around your school with these fun signs that include facts about various plants and animals. Or select signs that correspond with Play Trails™ play activities like our Clown Fish Climber, Fossil Find Sand Table, Mushroom Seats and Table, or Dragonfly See Saw.
Consider a Theme
We can design custom and themed components that complement your school or community heritage.
Custom and themed play areas provide an important springboard for a child’s imagination. Research suggests that dramatic play can lead to enhanced cognitive, social and language skills. Our custom play division can create a complete themed play system or provide small custom touches to make your play and recreation area unique to your school.
Add accessible play elements like a tree house to ensure that children of all abilities can play and imagine together.
Add GFRC sculptures to add fun and play value to your play system. Our custom play division can create climbers, transfer platforms, and more that match your school colors or mascot.
Create Freestanding Play Areas
The ability to play on a swing represents a key developmental milestone for children. It enhances sensory integration and improves spatial awareness. Swinging is an excellent age-appropriate cardiovascular workout and it teaches children to be patient as they wait their turn. GameTime is a leading manufacturer of swing frames and seats, as well as accessible swing seats that help ensure children of all abilities can play together. Choose from one of our standard swing packages or let us create a custom swing option for your playground.
Our custom play division, PlayWorx®, can help you design a unique swing activity like this ribbon swing.
KidNetix® Ropes Course
KidNetix® Ropes Course climbers bring the fun and adventure of a treetop ropes course to your playground and provide a wide range of developmental benefits like: improved depth perception, enhanced gross and fine motor skills, and improved upper body strength.
Play is the right of every child and we create play environments and activities that enable children of all abilities to play alongside one another. From play systems to freestanding play activities like swings and whirls, we design accessible products that foster friendships and encourage cooperative play.
This fully accessible, forward-facing design accommodates up to 12 passengers (4 seated, 8 standing). There are abundant grip areas to hold onto while riding or pushing others, and the center spin wheel remains stationary so children can work together to turn themselves. Also available for order with a 5-point security harness.
Music is an inherently inclusive activity and the GT JamBox gives children of all abilities the opportunity to create their own symphonic arrangements. Select from five different realistic sounds and play songs using a full 8-note scale. “Buttons” are touch sensitive and respond to the slightest contact with human skin. Sounds and instruments include: Cat, Percussion, Electric Piano, Saxophone, Electric Guitar. Available for PrimeTime and PowerScape play systems.
The fastest way to create a more inclusive play environment, the Zero-G Swing Seat provides a high back, wing support and a molded adjustable harness that allows children with low muscle tone to swing alongside their peers.
Put it All Together
Adding sports and games to your playground area creates opportunities for children to engage in teamwork and cooperative play. Shade structures, benches and tables create a more comfortable play area for children and teachers. By purchasing all of these items from GameTime you eliminate the hassle of dealing with multiple vendors and have access to the industry’s best customer service!