Today, KorKat continues its tradition as an industry leader with lifelong “playground people” who produce engaging, affordable, commercial playground equipment that emphasizes high quality manufacturing, IPEMA safety standards and proprietary engineering technology:
We have established strong relationships with Playland International, Xccent Recreation, and Playcore's Recreation Brands for our playground equipment.
Our offices are within 1/4 mile to Playland and your equipment is stored in our 20,000 sf warehouse, which means we receive your equipment as it's manufactured, store, then ship on your terms. You will never have a trailer dropshipped to your location. We ship when you're ready.
Your team includes:
Playland International is manufactured with 1/4 mile of our offices in Carrollton, GA. Most of the dealers you'll be in contact with represent companies that are distributed around the country, which may be a concern 15 years from now when it's time to upgrade/replace parts.
KorKat offers three specially-designed modular playground lines to fit children (ages 2-12), space limitations and budgets:
Warranties vary by manufacturer, and by product type. However, the standard life expectancy of a commercial playground is 15 years. Although Playland offers the industries best warranty, you'll want a partner that's committed to maintaining your equipment for it's lifetime. We will prolong that as well as keep it fully-functional with our regularly scheduled inspections and service calls available.
We have one of the most extensive playground equipment grant lists in the industry. If you're in the early planning phases, there are a myriad of resources including fundraising ideas & grants on our blog page: http://korkatblog.com. Our goal is to help YOU best apply the funds within your existing budget, and take full advantage of your existing resources. If you haven't already done so, you can download your free Big Book of Playground Grants here
The first step is examining your existing infrastructure for what we can expand, refurbish, or replace. We'll take advantage of your natural topography and enhance it.
Future Growth: What you determine you can't complete now, we can explore for future projects either through:
Protecting your Assets: We will even assist with the ongoing maintenance, of your existing playground equipment through cleaning services and protecting and preserving your rubber surfacing.
Design Right: Right Size, right capacity, right age groups, right abilities: All designs are age-appropriate, and designed to be current with 2012 ADA Guidelines for public playground accessability.
Timelines- Here are a few of the considerations you should keep in mind when setting your milestones. There is a work flow to the complete process.
The above applies to our custom modular structure. We have Quick-ship items, including many that can ship in 72 hours.
Most companies will tell you how to spend your money, but we want to show you how to SAVE MONEY and stretch your budget. Here are several ways we can assist:
Playground Grants- See our playground equipment grants page.
Playground Equipment Sales- Make sure that you’re able to take advantage of any of several substantial sales taking place throughout the year. Discounts range from 20%-30% & may include free items!!
Build it yourself (Community Build)-The next largest portion of your budget is installation. We can provide the option to supervise your project if you have a committed group of volunteers willing to donate their weekend, tools, & their sweat
Self-install- Playland offers detailed instructions intended for the layman with no experience installing playground equipment. Our industry partners choose Playland for their explicit instructions and ease of installation.
Lease Option- Installment payment options are available for those with cashflow variances. This is a suitable alternative to Phased-in projects.
DIY mulch/in-fill & borders- We’ll let you know how much mulch is necessary to meet today’s safety standards so you can shop your local providers. Borders are largely just a containment for your in-fill and there are several options that can be purchased locally including: wood, conduit, rubber, playground timbers.
Playground surfacing details can be found here. What's right for your needs?
There are several options available for your playground:
There are 2 categories:
YES. No industry products are entirely maintenance-free. There are “lower-maintenance" products. They need occasional care to make your investment last longer: Urethane replacement roll coats revive faded, dried surfaces and help extend warranty* Patch kits (5-gallon pails with mix of rubber and binder) prevent spreading of minor wear spots
That depends on your local building requirements. In Florida, for example, if it's concreted in the ground, then yes. We'll we will help you navigate through the permitting process, handle all of the paperwork, and keep you assured, that your new playground will meet the local building requirements. If you're looking for a "non-permanent" option, we can provide that, too.
Yes. We have several options for shading. What are the benefits to shading your playground? A protective shade cover can reduce the ambient heat of your playground by up to 20 degrees, providing a comfortable environment for small hands and bodies to play on.
As well, shade will reduce the surface temperature of both the playground and surfacing by as much as 50 degrees.
Our fabric does not retain heat & allows the air to circulate through the material. The darker colored fabrics have the highest blockage of UV rays (up to 97%), and also show less dirt than lighter colors. In addition to the obvious benefits of keeping the equipment cooler you also have the protection of your paint and plastics from UV degradation.
All paint & plastics are subject to UV degradation, regardless of the manufacturer. Playland integrated a zinc-lok primer into our powder-coating and is an industry exclusive. Coupled with up to 3mils of superdurable powdercoating for both red & yellow, Playland offers an exceptional paint application. Despite the zinc-lok primer and high quality pigments, red & yellow paint have the highest degree of fading when exposed to sun.
Playground Shade options:
Most all of our shade options features a quick-release mechanism for removing and storing the fabric in the off-season, or during inclement weather. Our canopies are typically warranteed for 10 years and are rated for a Category 1 hurricane (we can engineer for most any local wind rating requirements)
Our end goal is to offer the most value-conscious playground for your budget. In addition to the playground, we offer: benches, tables, trash receptacles, picnic pavilions, bike racks, basketball goals, bleachers & seating, splashpads.
Does this mean you need a turnkey installation for the playground and surfacing? What about demolition of an existing playground, site preparation, landscaping and drainage work? We can do this, but often it makes the most sense to source some of this out locally.
Local landscapers can remove, dispose of and level an area to make it "pad ready". We can instruct on what's required, and allow them to do the work, potentially, more economically. However, our installation teams can also add minor landscaping such as sod, plantings, after the new equipment has been installed.
If you've got a committed organization that will remain dedicated to completing the installation, we also offer "community build" option, which includes one of our Certified Playground Installers (also, a CPSI), supervising and directing your team throughout the construction process. This requires dedication on your part to include a minimum group of at least 10 people, but the bonding and comaraderie is worth the weekend's obligation. As well, given the budget, you'll save a couple thousand dollars.
You determine your level of commitment and we can work with you.
Maintenance- You'll receive a box of additional hardware, tools, touch-up paint, and a preventative maintenance guide. However, you'll need to take care of your new playground through frequent inspections. Despite the certified installation, and tamper-resistant hardware, components could come loose. It pays to have someone routinely inspect the equipment to touch up any exposed steel w/touch up paint, and tighten loose hardware.
We use special hardware that isn't typically available at a hardware store. As well, you'll save repair costs and time by catching these items up front rather than closing a section of the playground down until you can have it repaired. The materials used, plastics, plastisol, and steel, do not prevent dirt, and mildew from building up. A good power washing is a valuable way to keep your playground looking inviting for kids and the public. We can do both through our maintenance programs that are available through your representative.