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Tips for Building a Community Park

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Parks are an excellent addition to communities, serving residents with recreation and play for children and adults. The first step in bringing these benefits to your area is designing a park your community will enjoy for years.

Read our tips for how neighborhoods, schools, parks and recreation departments, and more can use design considerations and equipment rentals to build a park for their community.

Benefits of Building a Community Park

Parks offer numerous benefits for the well-being of communities. These outdoor spaces:

  • Promote health and wellness in the community.
  • Encourage children to be playful and active.
  • Provide recreational activities for people of any age.
  • Create a green space for the community to enjoy.
  • Establish a place where people can gather and socialize.
  • Conserve nature and wild areas.

How to Build a Public Park

Follow these steps to build a park:

  1. Find a location that is safe, accessible and open for development. Make sure you can obtain any required permits and partner with someone who knows how to clear land so your public park can become a reality. 
  2. Survey your community to see what amenities they want the new park to have.
  3. Decide on a budget and obtain funds through community fundraising, grants and other support measures.
  4. Choose playground equipment suitable for various age groups, like slides, bridges, ramps and swings.
  5. Consider adding special areas for adults and pet owners, like outdoor exercise equipment and a dog park. 
  6. Provide equipment for various park activities, like grills, restrooms, benches and picnic tables.
  7. Set up a regular maintenance and inspection schedule to ensure equipment safety.

Once you’ve completed these steps, your park will be ready for its grand opening.

Essential Equipment for Building a Park

You will need to use many types of material handling equipment for your park project. This equipment can move materials around the site, clear land for a public park and more.

RAKA can help you build a park for your community with equipment rentals. We have the machinery you need to prepare the ground, move materials around the site, set up playground equipment and more.

Our inventory includes a vast selection of material handling, aerial and earthmoving equipment such as:

Request a Quote for Equipment Rentals From RAKA

For more than 40 years, RAKA has been the trusted expert in material handling equipment rentals in the Upper Midwest region. We have the equipment for building a park your community will love, so take advantage of our rentals to start your project.

Browse our rental equipment options online and request a quote today. For more information about our equipment, parts and services, feel free to contact us online.