The Playground Maintenance Course is a one-day (6.25 hour) educational course that covers the following topics – an overview of playground safety standards and guidelines, playground owner responsibilities and maintenance discussions on playground equipment, surfacing and site items.

Why Host a Course?

  1. It is the most cost-effective way to train your staff in proper maintenance and repair techniques, hazard identification and much more.
  2. Opening registration to the public will turn your Playground Maintenance Course into a revenue generator.
  3. Hosting is as easy as securing a location, inviting participants, and partnering with an instructor. The Playground Maintenance Course is hosted in a classroom and includes an afternoon site visit to a local playground.

How to Host

  • Secure an instructor and confirm details including location, date and instructor fees. (A complete Host Handbook is available to assist you with planning. Request a copy by emailing playgrounds@nrpa.org)
  • Once the instructor and course details are confirmed, fill out a course reservation form and send to playgrounds@nrpa.org (Please specify if your course registration will be private or public because that will determine whether your course is posted to our online classroom calendar or not). 
  • Order course manuals through the NRPA online store. Course manuals may only be purchased by course hosts. A direct web link to purchase the manuals will be provided once your course has been scheduled.

Note that a Playground Maintenance Course Host Agreement must be signed and submitted annually to NRPA in order to host courses.

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