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					       Frank Love Elementary School and Community Playground
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Goal: Accommodate and enhance the physical, mental and emotional growth of all children by creating
a play environment inclusive to all children and all ages.

Objectives:
         Reduce playground injuries
         Connect school and home by creating a safe place to meet and play
         Meet the physical needs of toddlers, younger and older elementary age children
         Inspire our children to make physical activity a part of their daily life
         Offer a variety of play options
         Encourage cognitive development
         Engage the imagination
         Increase emotional confidence
         Foster social interaction and cooperation
         Increase gross motor skills
         Increase fine motor skills
         Promote moderate and rigorous levels of physical activity that lead to strength, endurance,
            flexibility, balance and cardiovascular fitness
         Increase the ability of our school to meet national P.E. standards

Our District/School
The Northshore School District is a K-12 public school district, located in King and Snohomish counties in
Washington State serving more than 18,000 students. The District has 20 Elementary schools. Our
school, Frank Love Elementary, is a Title I school serving pre-school to sixth grade students.

Service Area/Demographics:
Frank Love Elementary serves a diverse population making it imperative to build a sense of community
within the school.
     Four hundred thirty five (435) students attend Frank Love Elementary ranging in ages 3 to 12.
     The school serves elementary students as well as a preschool and a Head Start preschool
     Fifty three (53) students are enrolled in the special education program.
     23.7% of students receive free or reduced priced lunch
     Twenty four (24) students are enrolled in the English Language Learners program

School demographics by race:
    Native American            00.2%
    Pacific Islander           01.4%
    Black                      02.7%
    Asian                      06.8%
    Asian/Pacific Islander     08.2%
    Hispanic                   08.2%
    Caucasian                  75.6%
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Addressing Student and Community Need

In order to keep our students safe, promote student and community social health and physical fitness
and build a community park, we are seeking funds to implement the Frank Love Elementary School and
Community Playground Project.

If funded, this grant will allow us to:
        1) Replace and/or move all equipment that is not safety standard compliant
        2) Add equipment that is appropriate for the pre-school and head start students at our school


Existing conditions:

The current playground is open to the public after school hours, in the evenings, and on the weekends.
It has two swing sets, two play structures, and various bars.

The current equipment does not meet the current risk management standards. Recommendations are
documented below.

Frank Love Playground Recommendations
11/09/09
Complied by: Michael Cook
Certified Playground Safety Inspector
Certification # 9311-0410

Swing Fall Zones

Extend the fall zones around both sets of single axis swings. The fall zones should be 6 feet from the
sides and extend from the front and rear a minimum distance of two (2) times the height of the
overhead bar at the counter point. If the swing set height is 11 feet above the ground, the fall zone in
front and rear should be 22 feet respectively.
(CPSC Handbook Section 5.3.8.3.3 and figure 25)
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Swing Spacing

Provide proper spacing between swings and between swings and the supporting structure. To minimize
collision between swings or between a swing and the supporting structure, the distance between a
swing and the supporting structure should be a minimum of 30 inches, and the distance between two
adjacent swings should be a minimum of 24 inches.
(CPSC Handbook Section 5.3.8. and table 7.)




Surfacing

Restore wood chips surfacing under playground equipment and in fall zones. Maintain it to a minimum
of 9 inches in depth (for equipment less than 10 feet in height). This is especially important directly
under and around high playground equipment and in landing areas.
(CPSC Handbook Table 2 Page 10)
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Wood Chips Raking

It’s recommended that wood chips be frequently raked to prevent depressions from being formed in
landing areas of slides, climbers and under swings. Some schools have bought plastic rakes for students
and trained them as playground monitors to help keep surfacing in good order.
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Bars

This type of exercise equipment is not designed for use by school-age children as playground equipment
and it does not meet CPSC Handbook rules.




Overhead Ladders and Rings

The maximum height of upper body equipment measured from the center of the grasping device to the
protective surfacing should be: Preschool – age Children 60 inches; School – age Children 84 inches
(CPSC Handbook Section 12.1.5)
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Bolts on Big Toys, Platforms and Temporary plywood guard

Projections on playground equipment should not be able to entangle children’s clothing nor should they
be large enough to impale. To avoid this risk: Bolts should not expose more than two (2) threads beyond
the end of the nut.          (CPSC Handbook Section 3.2)




Head Entrapment Big Toy with 2 Slides

Generally, an opening presents an entrapment hazard if the distance between any interior opposing
surfaces is greater than 3.5 inches and less than 9 inches. Even openings that are low enough for
children’s feet to touch the ground can present a risk of strangulation for an entrapped child, because
younger children may not have the necessary cognitive ability or motor skills to extricate their heads
especially if scared or panicked.

(CPSC Handbook Section 9.6.1)
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Hand gripping Components

Rungs are generally round in cross section and should have a diameter or maximum cross sectional
dimension between 0.95 and 1.55 inches. Other components intended to be grasped by the hands
should also have a diameter or cross sectional dimension between 0.95 and 1.55 inches.
(CPSC Handbook Section 10.2.1)




S-Hooks

Fully close fastening devices such as S-Hooks on the swing chains. A device is considered closed when
there is no gap or space greater than 0.04 inch (1mm) or the thickness of a dime. Open S-Hooks can
catch a child’s clothing and present a strangulation hazard.
(CPSC Handbook Section 12.6.1)




This report is written for Frank Love Elementary for the intended use of increasing playground safety.
However, this report does not imply by omission the safety of any piece of equipment, nor does it
guarantee the safety of the equipment upon compliance with any recommendation contained herein.
This report does not include every potential hazard, but relates to the hazards examined and described
in this report. It does not include violations of any federal, state or local statute, ordinance or regulation,
since I have made no judgment whether or not such exist.
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In addition to the above risk assessment, several parents have also commented on the drainage
problems on our playground.




Our intention is to address all of the risk issues as well as the drainage issues mentioned above with the
funding from this grant.

Student and Community Need

Safe Community:
        When young people have safe places to play in and hang out; well-maintained and
          affordable facilities to use; activities to take part in; good quality support services to turn to;
          and good schools to go to, then their communities are also likely to feel safe, vibrant and
          supportive for everyone. (Edwards, L. and Hatch, B. (2003) Passing Time: A report about
          young people and communities, Institute of Public Policy Research)

Brain development and socialization:
         Playgrounds provide crucial and vital opportunities for children to play. There is substantial
            research showing the clear link between play and brain development, motor-skills, and
            social capabilities. All learning—emotional, social, motor and cognitive—is accelerated,
            facilitated, and fueled by the pleasure of play. Playgrounds that promote different types of
            play are vital for a child’s cognitive, emotional, physical, and social development. (The
            Benefits of Playgrounds for Children Aged 0-5, Prepared for the Shasta Children and Families
            First Commission by Duerr Evaluation Resources)
         Taking risks, experimenting and pushing boundaries is an important part of growing up.
            Young people need opportunities to learn about their world in ways that provide challenge
            and excitement through positive things to do and opportunities to play. (Department of
            Health (2004) Choosing Health: Making healthy choices easier, Public Health White Paper)
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           Childhood Fitness:
            Today, according to a University of Michigan study, children spend 50 percent less time
            outside than they did just 20 years ago. A community and school playground is a positive
            alternative to television and video games.

           The Institute of Medicine released a report that included 58 Steps to Prevent Childhood
            Obesity. Among the recommendations was to build and maintain parts and playgrounds
            that are safe and attractive for playing, an in close proximity to residential areas.


Facility and Equipment Costs
Equipment will be installed upon the Frank Love Elementary School playground, per the process defined
in Northshore School Board Policy No. 7260.

Once installed, all equipments will become the property of the Northshore School District.

The Northshore School District will remove and dispose of all equipment being removed as an in kind
contribution from the district.

Budget:
Our budget is $60,000.
Please see the supplier provided detailed budget in Appendix A.

Other Expenses
       Permit fees                                                  $1,200.00
       Paint for old equipment                                        $500.00
       Landscaping and drainage                                      $2500.00
       Supplies for community service playground projects             $800.00
       Removal of old equipment                                     $2,500.00
       Brick Installation (fundraiser, see below)                   $2,000.00
       Exceptional Funder Recognition                                 $500.00
       New Equipment including installation                        $50,000.00


District Support
         The Northshore School has committed to donate $2,500 towards our playground restoration as
         an in kind donation. The money is to be applied toward the removal and disposal of old
         equipment.

Installation will occur during the summer of 2010 if sufficient funds are raised.

$12,830 has been raised to date.

In addition to grant writing, our team is reaching out to local businesses as well as community clubs and
foundations to gain support for our worthy cause.
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The following tasks have already been achieved.

       Obtained a risk management assessment to determine current playground safety.
       Designed a playground to meet the needs of the students and community.
       Have an agreement on how the school district will assist our efforts.
       Researched three playground companies, with quality and cost as the primary goals.
       Organized the following strategy to raise funds:
            o Brick Fundraiser
            o Coffee Fundraiser
            o Cookie Dough Fundraiser
            o Identified local community clubs and businesses to request partnerships in giving.
            o Identified national and local grants that align with playground fund giving.
       The following suppliers have provided quotes for our playground project:
            o Miracle Recreation
            o Wildwood
            o NW Playground

Proposed Project Management:
The Frank Love Elementary School and Community Playground Team was formed in 2008 to support the
building of a safe playground that all the students can use. The project is organized and driven by parent
management. This team brings experience in fundraising, long term project planning, and
organizational skills.

        Ann Marie Bergess-Lee and Linda Olson            Liaison to Playground Firms
        Sharon Baer and Tracy Jokisch                    2009/10 PTA Co-Presidents
        Scott Beebe                                      Frank Love Elementary School Principal
        Sally Ohlenkamp                                  Frank Love Elementary School PE Teacher
        Fitz Fitzpatrick                                 Director of Risk Management, NSD

Custodial and Maintenance Services and Costs:
Once installed, the Norhtshore School District will assume all custodial and maintenance costs.

PTA Volunteer Services:
Where ever feasible, PTA volunteers will help obtain, install, and maintain the playground equipment;
however, there is no binding agreement that the PTA will be held accountable for any installation,
custodial or maintenance services or costs.
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     Appendix A – Supplier Provided Equipment Costs
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                   $39,708.28
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                   $55,335.73
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                              Appendix B – Layout




   Restore Swings
   Remove bars and one play structure
   Replace removed equipment with new and safer equipment
   Correct drainage issues
   Repaint US Map
   Repaint older equipment that will be staying to match new equipment (ball toss, child
    sized basketball hoop, play structure)
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Appendix C – Responses from Vendors to “Vendor Criteria Questions”
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Wildwood Play Structure Criteria Response

Steve Lebwohl

1. Does your play structure equipment meet the following standards of these organizations: United
States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and
Materials) standard F 1487-98.

Yes it meets both standards and is additionally third party IPEMA certified

 2. How long has you company and the play structure manufacturer been in business. Have you had any
claims against your company for equipment you have supplied?

Play and Park Structures has been in business for over 30 years, since 1976. The parent company has
been in business since 1929. There have been no claims against the company since 2003 when Playcore
acquired Play and Park Structures

3. What kind of maintenance program does the manufacturer of the equipment suggest? Are there
ongoing maintenance instructions?

Yes detailed playground maintenance instructions come with the instruction booklet for each play area.
Play and Park Structures has developed a maintenance guide in collaboration with Terry Hendy who is a
certified CPSC inspector and advisor to the industry in the area of Playground Safety.

4. What are the procedures for ordering replacement parts and what is the availability of these parts?

Call Wildwood Playgrounds NW at 800.875.7529 for quick service, part numbers and pictures are in the
Owners Manual

5. Does your company provide guidance on site preparation?

YES we can provide different recommendations for site preparation as to best practices for your
particular needs.

6. Are detailed, understandable installation instructions provided for the equipment?

YES, there are detailed instructions for each piece of play equipment; there are both words and graphics
provided.

7. Are specifications for each piece of equipment provided?

YES and we can provide them for the plan as it stands right now upon request
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8. Is the manufacturer’s representative available to perform the installation or assist with it by certifying
that the equipment is installed properly?

The manufacturer's rep does not do that, that service is provided by independent licensed bonded
contractors or professional playground safety inspectors, both available in your area.

9. Is the equipment designed for our weather (surfaces not overly unsafe when wet, act.)

 Play and Park Structures designs for ultimate safety including weather related safety issues allover the
country. For example the decks and vertical services have texture which provides friction when wet.

 10. Is training available for playground teachers on the new equipment so that they are aware of how
the equipment is intended to be used and how to keep kids safe while playing on the equipment.

Each Playground comes with an Educator's Box called Outdoor Creative Play and Learning System, a
valuable resource for creative play, outdoor classroom learning and gets children moving. We also
provide a supervision booklet with each playground installation again developed in collaboration with
Terry Hendy mentioned above.

11. What is the life expectancy of the equipment? How many years is the structure warranted. Is the
warrantee the same for smaller moving parts?

Columns, collars and domes are warranted for as long as you own the structure. There is a 15 year
warranty on all roto-molded plastic components, decks, loops and rungs and a one year limited
warranty on moving parts.

12. Does the playground equipment manufacturer carry product liability insurance?

How long have they carried insurance and what are the limits?

YES. The products carry a 51 million dollar product liability insurance. Play and Park Structures has had
product liability insurance for as long as they have been in business.

*****In addition to your questions above we also use the super durable powdercoat product from
Dupont and it is our understanding we use a superior cleaning than our competition.

We have the same warranty on our roto-molded items and Play and Park Structures is looking into the
literature you have sent from our competition. ***** Play and Park does not use plastisol on metal
rungs because when it wears off it becomes a maintenance issue as it cannot be repaired properly on
site and has the tendency to cause safety issues such as hiding bacteria.
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Additionally, to our Creativity System Box mentioned above we offer an optional Physical Education
System called Play On and an optional outdoor music curriculum. Play and Park Structures strives to
include child development, education and fun in all aspects of their design.
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Northwest Playground                                                     Dec. 3, 2009

Bruce Davies

Response to Play Structure Criteria

I'm happy to answer all these questions, but first an overview.

Northwest Playground Equipment has been in business for over 15 years. All of our sales force is NPSI
(National Playground Safety Institute) certified as Playground Safety Inspectors.

I have been with the company for over 13 years and have personally designed over 500 playgrounds
currently in use in Washington.

We represent Playworld Systems, Inc. who has been in business for over 40 years. Playworld is a leader
in product quality and innovation. The compliance officer for Playworld (this is the job that has the
responsibility of complying with all the national standards) is a vice president position and has been
occupied by Curtis Cleveland for over 10 years. Curtis is also the industry representative advisor to the
CPSC and Federal Access Board who oversees standards for ADA Accessibility.

Among my customers locally are:

Northshore School District

Lake Washington School District

Seattle School District

Seattle Parks

Snohomish County Parks

Kirkland Parks

King County Parks

Marysville SD and Parks

Shoreline School District and Parks

Mukilteo School District

Edmonds School District

Mount Vernon Parks
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And many I am leaving out. In just this group of customers in the local area we have over 200
playgrounds in service today. No Playworld structure sold in the last 15 years that I am aware of has ever
been taken out of service. We have refurbished many structures older than that to upgrade to what
used to be fast changing standards. Standards are now very stable and a new playground today can be
expected to be compliant to the more critical criteria for a very long time.

Now for your questions:



1. Does your play structure equipment meet the following standards of these organizations: United
States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and
Materials) standard F 1487-98.

All equipment supplied by Northwest Playground Equipment and Playworld Systems will be certified to
be compliant to CPSC and ASTM Standards as well as the latest report from the Federal Access Board on
ADA Accessibility

2. How long has you company and the play structure manufacturer been in business. Have you had any
claims against your company for equipment you have supplied?

Northwest Playground, 15 years+, Playworld Systems 40 years+, and Northwest Playground has never
had any claim against them for product or service.

3. What kind of maintenance program does the manufacturer of the equipment suggest? Are there
ongoing maintenance instructions?

Maintenance is the owner’s responsibility and maintenance instructions and log sheets are provided
with the equipment in hard copies and CD form with the maintenance kit that includes drawings, spare
hardware and touch up paint.

Maintenance inspections should be performed by the owner at regular intervals and we encourage a
weekly walk through by a custodian to check for vandalism, unwanted materials on the equipment or
surfacing and any other damage to equipment.

Regular safety inspections should also be performed in compliance with the CPSC/ASTM standards. This
is a good thing to discuss with Steve Bloomberg at the Northshore SD office.

4. What are the procedures for ordering replacement parts and what is the availability of these parts?

Warranty parts can be supplied by Playworld with the receipt of a photo and identification of the
playground job. We handle this and in the local area you can send the photo to
Sales@northwestplayground.com for the fastest possible response or I can go and take the photo. That
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can take longer since I do travel. We then email the photo and proper identification of the job to
Playworld and they ship out the replacement part within 3 days, in the correct color.

Replacement parts after the warranty has expired can be purchased through Northwest Playground and
we will always have the documents on your structure to provide the correct parts. Also, though
equipment changes through the years, important sizes other engineering considerations are taken to
make sure there is always a replacement part or remedy available for equipment manufactured by
Playworld Systems.

5. Does your company provide guidance on site preparation?

We can provide guidance on site preparation and work with Steve Bloomberg with whatever services
are needed from us. Our experience is long and varied. I was the designer of 7 playgrounds for
Snohomish County Parks in 2007 and personally designed the excavation and drainage plans and
managed the construction project for 6 of the parks so we can handle anything needed. Though the
school district usually takes control of this type of work we are available if needed.

6. Are detailed, understandable installation instructions provided for the equipment?

Installation instructions are provided with the equipment in hard copy and CD format. These include
plan overviews, footing diagrams and assembly and installation instructions for each component. The
instructions are very easy to follow.

7. Are specifications for each piece of equipment provided?

Specifications are available for all products.

8. Is the manufacturer’s representative available to perform the installation or assist with it by certifying
that the equipment is installed properly?

We can provide any level of installation service, from full installation to supervised installation or, as
Kenmore Elementary did, supervised installation with pre-installation of support posts and pre-drilling
of all holes. I recommend this method for ease and cost.

At the end of the project, certification to the standards and to the manufacturer’s installation
instructions will be provided.

9. Is the equipment designed for our weather (surfaces not overly unsafe when wet, act.)

Safety of play equipment in wet weather is provided by making the equipment age appropriate and
designing the products with proper hand holds and foot placement to allow the child to control their
experience. Some textured surfaces are provided, for instance the rock blocks have a molded in texture
on the hand/foot holds. Some companies put a soft coating on the metal rungs. Playworld does not
because these coating do not last and cannot be effectively repaired in the field. It becomes a
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considerable expense that the customer loses in a very short time. Also, the metals under soft coatings
are not properly coated for exposure and will rust and degrade.

10. Is training available for playground teachers on the new equipment so that they are aware of how
the equipment is intended to be used and how to keep kids safe while playing on the equipment.

Yes, and I perform this training for the Lake Washington School District on all completed projects. It
takes 15 or 20 minutes to go over the activities on the playground and suggest rules that will function
well when supervising large numbers of kids.

11. What is the life expectancy of the equipment? How many years is the structure warranted. Is the
warrantee the same for smaller moving parts?

The life of the equipment is over 20 years and we are seeing structures last much longer. I don't expect
any that I sell to be out of service any time soon, though this can depend on the veracity of maintenance
in later years. The Playworld warranty is as long or longer than any in the industry and is liberally
applied. As long as the playground was properly installed (which NPEI will vouch for) and the damage is
obviously from vandalism the part will be replaced free of charge under the warranty. Small moving
parts and other wear parts are few in Playworld's products. Some of these carry a shorter warranty but
in reality we rarely replace these. The highest quality bearing and connection systems are used and with
some of the moving parts it is a simple neoprene rod that allows the movement. If parts like these ever
need replacing it is a matter of a couple of dollars and in reality I would just give them to the customer.

12. Does the playground equipment manufacturer carry product liability insurance?

How long have they carried insurance and what are the limits?

Playworld Systems carries a 13 million dollar product liability policy and has had such insurance longer
than I have been here.

 Something else to consider about Playworld Systems is the fact that they are family owned and
operated with a new generation having taken over in the last few years. This has allowed them to keep
the customer and user focus in everything they do. Most of their competitors are owned by investment
conglomerates and get re-sold every few years. For these companies this means squeezing the system
to bump up profits in the short run to increase the sale price of the company. This does not allow for
product and manufacturing quality improvements or even a robust new product effort. Over the last 10
years Playworld has consolidated all its manufacturing into one site in Lewisburg, PA where they employ
the latest and best manufacturing practices with the best equipment available. They have total control
over the quality of their product. Playworld has also introduced several manufacturing innovations like
'Superdurable' Powder Coating that reduces the color degradation of the product to 1/7 that of
standard powder coating used by every other manufacturer. All their rotomolded plastics are compound
rotomolded making them stronger and more color fast than any other product. Even in these hard
economic times the excellent management of the company over the years allows them to continue a
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strong new product offering with complete new lines of structures and motion components coming out
this year and next.

We can also talk about 'Green' manufacturing. To Playworld this doesn't just mean planting a tree.
Though trees are good things that are commonly called 'Greenwashing' in manufacturing because it
glosses over the fact that a company really isn't doing anything to reduce its environmental impact.
Playworld has a continuous improvement program that so far has reduced waste to almost zero,
reduced power usage and employed many other methods of such as alternative power sources to
reduce carbon content in their product. This effort is extended to their suppliers to take the same steps
to reduce carbon and the carbon content in the product is measured and will continue to be reduced in
this on-going effort. These efforts also extend to using materials that are harmless to people and the
environment. For instance PVC's have been found to leach Phthalates (cancer causing chemicals) into
the environment and have already been outlawed in California. Over a year ago Playworld became the
first and is still the only company to eliminate PVC's from their product making it the only completely
recyclable play equipment product on the market.

 And finally, both Playworld and Northwest Playground have a simple ethic in our businesses and that is
to look upon every project as an advertisement for our companies long into the future. This is why we
take every step possible to make sure the customer is happy with the completion of the project and that
the playground is kept in fully usable condition. We encourage and frequently help our customers use
the warranty and to perform the necessary maintenance inspections and I frequently will go to sites to
make sure all is well and help the customer if needed. This includes keeping track of where our
structures are and notifying the customer if we see something wrong or if they are coming near the end
of the warranty on any products so they can inspect and have that chance to get new components if
needed.

 Attached are the Playworld Warranty and a photo of an 11 year old structure at Broadview Thomson
Elementary in Seattle. The durability of this structure is a large part of why this school has selected us as
the supplier for their new pre-school playground to be installed during the holiday break.

Please give me a call or email me with any other questions you have.

Thank you,

 Bruce Davies

Northwest Washington Sales Consultant

Northwest Playground Equipment Inc.

1-800-726-0031
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Miracle Recreation                                                          Dec. 7, 2009

Jim Kistenmacher

Response to Play Structure Criteria

1. Does your play structure equipment meet the following standards of these organizations: United
States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM (American Society for Testing and
Materials) standard F 1487-98.

Yes



2. How long has you company and the play structure manufacturer been in business. Have you had any
claims against your company for equipment you have supplied?

80+ years NO claims..I have been representing them 10 years.

3. What kind of maintenance program does the manufacturer of the equipment suggest? Are there
ongoing maintenance instructions?

That info provided in the installation manual

4. What are the procedures for ordering replacement parts and what is the availability of these parts?

Through me or a toll free 800# to customer service

5. Does your company provide guidance on site preparation?

If you are going to do a volunteer install, the contractor I would recommend will provide that

6. Are detailed, understandable installation instructions provided for the equipment?

Two manuals are provided...one comes with the equipment and the other is sent to the school office

7. Are specifications for each piece of equipment provided?

Yes

 8. Is the manufacturer’s representative available to perform the installation or assist with it by certifying
that the equipment is installed properly?
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I will not be involved in the installation. However, the contractor who does my installations is available
for supervision. When complete, I am available to make sure it has been installed to Miracle Recreation
specifications

9. Is the equipment designed for our weather (surfaces not overly unsafe when wet, act.)

The equipment is designed for all weather conditions

10. Is training available for playground teachers on the new equipment so that they are aware of how
the equipment is intended to be used and how to keep kids safe while playing on the equipment.

Yes

11. What is the life expectancy of the equipment? How many years is the structure warranted. Is the
warrantee the same for smaller moving parts?

I will provide you with a copy of Miracle's warranty. Actually, it is on page 175 in the catalog.

12. Does the playground equipment manufacturer carry product liability insurance?

How long have they carried insurance and what are the limits?

I will have to get a copy of insurance document...I believe the product liability is between $2 and $5
million
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          Appendix D - Contributor Recognition
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       Certificate of Recognition given for contributions of $100   to $500
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                             An engraved plaque for donations of $501     - $1000
                                                Award to read:
                                                   Thank You
The Frank Love PTA would like to recognize your significant contribution to our playground enhancement project.
                       Your donation will make a lasting impression for years to come.




                         A laser engraved, acrylic award for donations of $1001 +
                                                Award to read:
                                                   Thank You
The Frank Love PTA would like to recognize your significant contribution to our playground enhancement project.
                       Your donation will make a lasting impression for years to come.
                                                     AND
An inscribed placard will be added to our substantial donor plaque that will be predominately placed at Frank Love
                                                Elementary school.

				
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