U.S. Communities


Playground Equipment

  • Phone: 888-256-7511
  • Fax: 256-845-9361

Founded in 1929, GameTime is the innovative leader in changing the face and direction of children’s playground environments. GameTime produces the largest selection of creative play systems and traditional play apparatus offered. GameTime creates play equipment that continually exceeds minimum safety requirements and is the leader in creating products to further accessibility for physically challenged children. GameTime is committed to developing park and playground equipment that’s creative, durable and above all – fun. GameTime has a total of 400,000 square feet dedicated to playground equipment manufacturing, and their products are distributed around the world, through a network of more than 30 independent sales representatives. 


GameTime pioneered the commercial playground industry in 1929 with a commitment to enriching childhood through play. GameTime combines the vast wealth of research and intellectual resources of our parent company PlayCore with an unmatched distribution network to lead the industry with innovative products, programs and play environments that inspire a child's imagination and promote health and wellness for future generations.

Core Products
  • Commercial playground equipment for schools, parks, churches, and day care centers
  • Custom configurations of standard equipment for themed play systems
  • Sculptured glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) play structures
  • Playground equipment for play pockets along community trails
  • Research-based outdoor fitness play equipment for children and adults
  • Program supported inclusive play environments for children of all abilities
  • Standards-based early childhood play systems
  • Safety surfacing that meets ASTM standards
  • Site amenities and furnishings
Features and Benefits 
  • ISO 14001:2004 certification and green manufacturing procedures support the environmental sustainability of our customers in communities across the United States and around the globe
  • Award-winning play spaces that unify communities and promote inclusive, accessible play for children of all abilities using our Me2 program
  • Custom play spaces that creatively integrate a community's geography and culture
  • Nature-inspired playgrounds in suburban and urban settings that provide children an opportunity to interact with natural elements
  • Landscaped playgrounds that integrate seamlessly with an existing natural landscape with our Nature Grounds program
  • PlayTrails play systems that turn ordinary trails into extraordinary play spaces and brings families back to underutilized trails - supported by our Pathways to Play program
  • Fitness-based play systems, backed by research-based best practices, that address a community's wellness goals for children and adults

All products offered by GameTime are eligible through the U.S. Communities program. GameTime provides a Full-Service, Turn-Key Contract, including:

  • Playground Equipment
  • Playground Accessories
  • Site Furnishings
  • Playground Surfacing
  • Shade Structures
  • Water Spray Parks
  • Fitness & Sports Equipment
  • Park Equipment
  • Installation

GameTime has an extensive network of sales professionals to assist you with design, selection, and installation. Let us help make your playground project smooth and easy!


Discounts vary by product line. Discounts range from 3%-24%.


How do I place an order with GameTime?
You must be a registered participant to utilize the U.S. Communities contract. If not, please register to participate.

If your agency is already registered with U.S. Communities but does not have an account with GameTime and wishes to order, call 1-800-235-2440 to be directed to the GameTime sales agency in their region. Contact Don King at (256) 997-5255 if you are unable to access a GameTime sales agency in your region.

Who can participate?
States, State Agencies, Counties, Cities, Schools, Colleges and Universities, Non-Profits and Special Districts.

My state requires local governments to bid everything. Can local governments in my state use this program without going out to bid?
This contract has been competitively bid by a government agency. Through the Joint Powers Authority or an inter-local agreement, local governments can "piggy-back" this competitively bid contract through U.S. Communities. This satisfies the competitive bid requirements in most states. See state by state laws on intergovernmental purchasing.

Is there a fee associated with joining U.S. Communities?
No, there are no costs or user fees to the local agency to participate or register.

If my agency already has an account with GameTime – Playground Equipment, do I need to set up a new account?
No. Contact your GameTime – Playground Equipment Account Manager to have the U.S. Communities program linked to your existing account.

Does the competitive pricing apply, regardless of quantity?
Using GameTime – Playground Equipment and the U.S. Communities program assures an agency they are getting a very competitive price on any size order. There are no costs, minimum quantity requirements or spend limits associated with using the GameTime – Playground Equipment U.S. Communities program.

How does it save time and money?
The key value for the agency is resource savings. On average, U.S. Communities participating agencies will save 5% over traditional procurement practices. Most agencies today are spread too thin. Agencies are downsizing administrative departments, and retiring or departing purchasing and maintenance positions are left unfilled. The U.S. Communities program provides a mechanism to save the time and costs associated with obtaining quotes or preparing bids. The time savings allow the department to accomplish its work tasks more efficiently with the personnel on hand.

How can my agency participate in the U.S. Communities program?
Complete the online registration.

Can more than one person at my agency register?
Yes, additional users can register by completing the standard registration process; the system will automatically unify all registrations that use the same TIN under one agency account. Alternately, existing users can add new users from within their account.


Shipping varies based on weight and delivery destination. Available in posted contract documents.