Installing a playground is truly a long-term investment. As you evaluate playground proposals from alternative suppliers, be sure your comparison takes into account the total cost of ownership, not just the initial investment. Run the numbers, and you’ll be amazed at the long-term savings you will gain from EcoPlay!
Consider a real-world example. The EcoPlay playground in this photo has an installed cost of about $43,000. A similar playground using steel components would cost about $4,000 less.
Steel seems to have an advantage—until we factor in longevity:
Replaced Steel Playground vs. Refresh EcoPlay Over 45 Years
In the chart above, we compare value over 30 years but the up-front “savings” of the steel playground are wiped out after 15 years. EcoPlay savings ($30,700) already exceed the initial cost of the steel playground’s materials. After 30 years, EcoPlay saves $65,400 – that’s 58% overall savings!
Ask us to calculate the savings of EcoPlay compared to other playground options you are evaluating.
A new EcoPlay playground gives you a major marketing advantage. Here’s another way to look at the cost of your EcoPlay playground: the COST PER CHILD VISIT.