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Park and Playground

GameTime is a leading manufacturer of commercial playgrounds, custom play spaces and outdoor fitness equipment. GameTime has been dedicated to enriching childhood through play since 1929. Our products combine play research with thoughtful design to create playgrounds for children of all abilities. 

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Key Products and Services:

  • Playground equipment
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Custom playgrounds
  • Sports equipment
  • Safety surfacing
  • Funding and leasing

Park and Playground

At KOMPAN we know a playground is always more than just a playground. We design products for health, learning and social inclusion, and integrate the motivators that make kids and adults want to move. We offer both timeless classics and out-of-this-world innovation making it easy for you to choose a solution that will stimulate curiosity and excitement.  

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Key Products and Services:

  • Innovative play structures
  • Toddler play equipment
  • Unique rope climbers
  • Nature playgrounds
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Turnkey site solutions

Athletic Supplies and Field Equipment

BSN SPORTS is the nation's largest factory direct supplier of sporting goods, team uniforms and field equipment. For over 30 years we have been providing Game Changing Solutions to our customers with local partnerships, a multi-brand product selection, 24 hour quick ship on over 30,000 products, and a one-stop-shop philosophy. Whether it's on the field or in the gym, BSN SPORTS has you covered for all of your athletic, facility, uniform and fitness needs.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Athletic uniforms
  • Athletic equipment
  • Fitness equipment
  • Facility equipment
  • 24-hour quick ship
  • Over 30,000 products
  • Wide selection of brands
  • Local sales support
  • Factory direct saving

Utility Work Vehicles

Reduce Round Trips. Boost Productivity with VersAttach™

Shift into multi-tasking mode with VersAttach™, a configurable, removable track-based bed attachment system for Carryall® utility vehicles. Designed for parks and rec applications, its tool holders and equipment racks fit outside the bed. This frees bed space, protects gear and reduces round trips. 

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Key Products and Services:

Carryalls feature:

  • Best-in-class EFI Engines
  • Smart chargers
  • Rustproof aluminum frames
  • Largest selection of options
  • Free fleet planning

Electric Work Vehicles

Columbia has the electric transportation solution you need to move equipment and keep your green spaces looking their best. Our utility vehicles will not pollute your parks with noise or noxious tailpipe emissions. Columbia’s electric vehicles have the extreme range to get more done, leaving you with power to spare!

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Key Products and Services:

  • Pure Electric Utility Vehicles
  • American Assembled
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Haul up to 7 Tons
  • Built Strong

Lighting Solutions

A New Light on Parks

Your park may be beautiful by day, but at night, can fall victim to its own success. People need to feel safe while visiting a park or recreation facility and poor lighting is a contributing factor to crime and injuries. There’s never been a better time to discover how Graybar can help create a safer environment – and save money too.

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Key Products and Services:

Graybar and Eaton lighting can help you with:

  • Save more than 50% on energy
  • AccuLED OpticsTM for improved illumination
  • Many fixtures have 20-year life (average use)
  • Easy upgrade
  • LEDs bright white light = clean and safe

Signs and Solutions

TAPCO offers a wide range of park and recreation products, over 1500 items specifically designed for outdoor gathering areas. Typical applications include playgrounds, school campuses, outdoor seating, employee break areas, campgrounds, outdoor information centers and bicycle parking.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Benches and tables
  • Waste, recycling & pet waste receptacles
  • Grills
  • Planters
  • Bicycle and skateboard parking
  • Drinking fountains
  • Message center
  • Flags & flag poles
  • Signs

Parks and Recreation Work Uniforms

ServiceWear Apparel is the right fit for your parks and recreation uniforms. As the premier supplier partner of uniforms and work apparel to U.S. Communities, we offer industry-leading selection, quality, and one-on-one service you won’t find anywhere else.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Product Savings up to 40%
  • No Oversize or Nonstock Fees
  • Fixed Annual Pricing
  • 6,000+ Customization Options
  • 70,000 Styles, Sizes and Colors
  • We Do the Work for You

Equipment and Tool Rental

For the past 50 years, Hertz Equipment Rental has been working to support recreation departments nationwide. Equipment rental applications for recreations departments may include:

  • Rental of temporary field lighting during the fall season
  • Rental of generators for special events or trucks during peak season
  • Rental of earth moving equipment to maintain fields and open space
  • Rental of man lifts for facilities maintenance and sporting structures

The Benefits of Renting vs. Owning 

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Key Products and Services:

  • Aerial Lifts; Scissor, Personnel and Boom Lifts
  • Concrete and Masonry
  • Trucks and Trailers
  • Air Compressor and Tools
  • Earthmoving
  • Material Handling
  • Compaction
  • Generator and Light Towers
  •  Pumps

Facilities Solutions

INSPIRED BY RETAIL. DELIVERED BY CINTAS. Cintas innovation goes beyond just providing “regular/traditional” rental uniforms. We outfit workers in clothes that are like those they would shop for themselves. Our retail-inspired workwear delivers comfort, fit and durability that employees recognize, keeping them Ready for the Workday™.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Exclusive Carhartt Rental Workwear
  • Flame Resistant Clothing
  • Women’s Workwear
  • Retail-inspired Workwear
  • Uniform Purchase Programs

Park Facilities Supplies

From lumber and decking supplies to mulch and play equipment, partner with us this year to refresh your outdoor recreation spaces. The Home Depot has a wide array of lumber types ranging from pressure treated to engineered wood to match any outdoor space or repair job. Be sure to replace any soft, brittle or even discolored wood to keep communities spaces safe. Plus, use mulch to protect planting beds and suppress weeds.

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Park Facilities Supplies

Landscaping and exterior paint improve curb appeal, but you can do more to keep grounds clean and attractive. HD Supply Facilities Maintenance makes improving your outdoor spaces easy, helping you make the most of outdoor areas. Learn more about becoming a dog-friendly property, reducing litter, and creating relaxing areas by adding the right product in common areas.   

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Key Products and Services:

  • Create Relaxing Areas
  • Reduce Litter
  • Become Dog-Friendly

Lawn & Garden Equipment

Advance Professional driven by Carquest has the parts and solutions to help you maintain your lawn care equipment. We offer over 5,000 items including lawn & garden batteries, belts & hoses, replacement lawnmower blades, starter pull cords, trimmer wire, fuel hoses and filters, replacement gas caps and ignition switches.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Carquest lawn & garden batteries
  • Lawn & garden belts
  • Lawn mower blades & equipment (varies by location)
  • Small engine spark plugs
  • Oil, fluids & chemicals

 

 

Park Facilities Roofing

Parks and recreational facilities are often decentralized, making them hard to monitor from a facilities management perspective. Garland/DBS, Inc. provides high-performance building envelope solutions designed for strength, durability and longevity, helping to reduce the likelihood that roof leaks will occur.

          

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Key Products and Services:

  • Mod-Bit & standing seam roofs
  • Cost-saving restorations
  • VOC-free application
  • Preventive maintenance
  • Leak response program
  • Engineering services

 

 

 

Workforce Management Solutions

Using Kronos in your Parks & Recreation Department provides a deeper level of visibility into your labor costs. A fluctuation of seasonal employees often occurs during high peak recreation periods. It’s important to monitor hours in conjunction with laws such as FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) and ACA (Affordable Care Act) to get employees the correct pay and benefits that meet the hours worked.

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Key Products and Services:

  • Workforce Timekeeper


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