American Playground Company of Des Moines's premier playground and recreational contractor.

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If you need equipment and installation services from a playground company in Des Moines, look no further! Having serviced parks, apartment complexes, schools, and general recreation areas, American Playground Company is the city’s contractor of choice. Our inventory is massive, containing thousands of products, and our team consists of trained industry professionals. Contact us for all your playground needs in Des Moines.


Safety for children is a top priority for playground owners. During the summer, temperatures soar, meaning playground equipment becomes hot to the touch. This poses the risk of accidental burns, which is why American Playground Company of Des Moines stresses the importance of shades and shelter fixtures. Contact us to get these additions installed on your playground so children can continue to play safely.


Site furnishings for playgrounds in Des Moines include public grills, trash receptacles, bicycle racks, and benches. We not only sell a variety of such products but are also trained and equipped to perform safe installation. Once you’ve browsed our website and picked out furnishings for your playground in Des Moines, contact us for a free quote.



In many cases, playgrounds are located in or close to sporting venues. As the city’s #1 contractor for all things playground, American Playground Company of Des Moines sells and installs a variety of sporting equipment: batting cages, bleachers, basketball hoops, goalposts, nets, and more! Contact us to purchase the products that can help broaden your Des Moines playground's appeal.


According to a report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, three of every four playground-related injuries are the result of accidental falls. On some level, such injuries are unavoidable due to the nature of playground entertainment: kids like to run, climb, and play tag. However, you can lessen the severity of falls by installing safer surfacing. American Playground Company of Des Moines recommends rubber and artificial turf to reduce the severity of falls that occur during playtime.


Freestanding elements are special features detached from the playground but part of the same recreational area: swings, climbers, slides, ball pits, spinning play equipment, etc. You can diversify the number of fun time options at your playground in Des Moines with freestanding elements. American Playground Company of Des Moines is the city’s top contractor for such items and anything else you need for your playground!


Because they function as a venue for climbing, running, and general fun time, playgrounds also encourage exercise among children. Because of this, American Playground Company of Des Moines’s inventory includes exercise-specific equipment such as pull bars, curl stations, and cardio walkers! Adults are not precluded from using athletic equipment, either. Now parents can exercise either with their kids or while watching them play on the playground.


American Playground Company of Des Moines sells and installs a wide selection of inclusive play equipment. Ramps, quartets, sand spots, and playground structures designed specifically for inclusiveness broadens user demographics, which also benefits the community at large. In short: an inclusive playground helps bring together parents and kids from all around.


Here at American Playground Company of Des Moines, we recognize that pets are part of the family and want to participate in fun time excursions. For this reason, our itinerary includes designed-for-pets equipment such as hurdles, balance planks, and multi-level steps. This allows dogs to exercise and have fun after accompanying their families to the playground.

The American Playground Company is proud to be working with Superior Recreational Products as a quality supplier for all of your playground needs.

Free Quote and Consultation

Free Quote

If you want to hire American Playground Company of Des Moines—whether to purchase equipment or request playground repair and maintenance—simply contact us for a free quote. Pick out the products and services you need regarding playground design, installation, maintenance, and amenities.


American Playground Company’s free evaluations cover your Des Moines playground project in intense detail. Select items that fit your budget, location, and projected user needs. Our evaluations can be performed either in person or through digital video chat.


Verify that the playground we build is the one you want—before the installation process begins! Here at American Playground Company of Des Moines, we provide complete site layouts that itemize details including furnishings and structures. Installation does not begin until you give your approval.

Installation by certified and experienced professionals

Full Installation

American Playground Company of Des Moines follows safety practices to the letter, with playground installation carried out by trained industry professionals.

Community Build

If your volunteer community wants to build a playground in Des Moines, American Playground Company can send a trained supervisor to oversee progress.

Customer Installation

Although installing playgrounds yourself reduces costs, there are a number of factors to be aware of. As the installer, you'll be responsible for ensuring the playground is put together using the right equipment and according to the best safety standards.

About American Playground Company

The American Playground Company is the Midwest’s premier playground and recreational contractor that can accommodate every aspect of your project, both big and small. From initial design to final playground installation, our in-house team of experienced project planners, installers and inspectors will ensure that your playground, park, sporting, dog park, and other outdoor recreational areas are perfect from start to finish. American Playground Company also offers accessories and services needed for your recreational area. This includes playground surfacing, installing shades and shelters, and amenities such as playground benches and swings.

As the premier playground contractor in the Midwest, we prioritize safety in all our installments. Our playground inspectors are CPSI certified and will ensure your project is designed, developed and maintained with standard of care safety compliances.

The American Playground Company is a division of the American Fence Company. With our parent company, we are able to implement custom and unique fabrications while maintaining competitive pricing on playground equipment and accessories. We are capable of offering expert-driven services such as needs assessments, custom design consultations, CAD drawings and profession installation based on your project needs.

American Playground Company proudly serves states all across the Midwest. We work in and around Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Columbus, Norfolk and Kearney, Nebraska; Des Moines, Sioux City, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Ames, Iowa; Rochester, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas.

Want to learn more about a product or request a free estimate? Contact us today!