Regulations and Organizations


Below you will find information about many of the regulatory codes and professional organizations that can help you stay up to date on changes in the industry.  Please contact us if you have any questions.


Access Board


The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities. This site is a great resource for information on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991 and its application in the playground industry.




The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) “This consumer safety performance specification provides safety and performance standards for various types of public playground equipment. Its purpose is to reduce life-threatening and debilitating injuries.” ASTM F1487-01e1 Scope (1.1).




The Consumer Product Safety Commission is an Independent Federal Regulatory Agency that works to save lives and keep families safe by reducing the risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products. Many publications are available on this site for download including playground safety tips, safety checklists and many more.


IPEMAIn the interest of public safety, the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) provides third-party Product Certification services for U.S. and Canadian public play equipment and U.S. public play surfacing materials.




The City Parks Alliance encourages greater involvement and investment in our nation’s city parks. We work to see city parks more fully recognized and valued for the role they play in building stronger, healthier and more livable cities.




Each year, over 200,000 children are injured on America’s playgrounds. That’s one every 2 1/2 minutes. To address the growing concern for playground safety, the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) was established in 1995.




The National Recreation & Park Association’s mission is to advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people. Many helpful links and information available.



aslaFounded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects. Beginning with 11 original members, ASLA has grown to more than 14,200 members and 48 chapters, representing all 50 states, US territories, and 42 countries around the world. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.