Playground Planning Resources & Tools

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How to Plan Successful Outdoor Gyms & Play Areas

It’s easy to assume that playgrounds and outdoor fitness sites just ‘happen’. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth!

Successful play areas are the product of months of careful planning and decision making. There are countless factors to consider when planning a playground, and it can be hard to know where to begin without access to proper playground planning resources.

Luckily for you, KOMPAN has over 50 years of experience building showstopping playgrounds and outdoor gyms across the globe. During this time, we’ve learned a thing or two about planning for success. Our playground planning tools and resources will help you simplify the process and make the right decisions for your specific needs.

How to get Started with Playground Planning

KOMPAN is committed to supporting those who wish to create amazing play and fitness areas. That's why we've developed playground planning tools to help bring your outdoor projects to life. Browse the resources below to learn more about playground planning.

How to Plan a Playground

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School playground design ideas

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How to Design an Inclusive Playground

How to get funding for your playground project

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How Much does Building a Playground Cost?

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How to Install a Playground

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Playground Maintenance and Repair Guide

Playground Surfacing Options

Playground Shading Solutions

How to get Started with Planning your Outdoor Gym

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How to plan an outdoor fitness area

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How Much Does It Cost to Build an Outdoor Gym?

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How to design inclusive public outdoor fitness sites

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How to Design a Functional Park for Seniors

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How to build a Callisthenics Park

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How To Build an Obstacle Course for Adults

How to build a multi sport court

A New Standard - Designing Greener Playgrounds

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Two young women are exercising on bright orange outdoor gym equipment, surrounded by green trees. KOMPAN's playground planning tools and resources can help you create your next outdoor project. Browse our website to find out more.