Monday, November 21, 2011

Jeff Snider Earns National Playground Safety Certification

Jeff Snider of Snider & Associates, Inc. was recently certified as a Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

The CPSI program is designed to ensure all certified individuals are qualified to inspect playgrounds for safety issues and make certain that the playgrounds meet the current national standards for safety, developed by the American Society for Testing and Materials and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

To become a certified CPSI, individuals must pass a nationally-administered examination, which tests individuals’ knowledge in the following areas: Playground Safety Milieu (evolution of playground safety and involved U.S. organizations and government agencies); Role of Child Development; Foundations of Playground Safety Surfacing; Playground Infrastructure (Equipment); Playground Layout and Design; and, Playground Safety Practices/Management.

Jeff has been in the playground industry since he was a kid. His father, Chuck Snider, started Snider & Assoc. in the late 80’s. Snider & Assoc. is a full service playground provider. They can design, sell, install, and service/maintain your playground equipment. Jeff can be reached at 800-888-2889 or

The CPSI program is offered by the National Certification Board in coordination with NRPA and the National Playground Safety Institute. CPSI certifications are valid for a period of three years.

About Snider and Associates, Inc.
Snider and Associates, with service in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan, has been providing top quality park, athletic and commercial playground equipment to the school, early education, parks and recreation industry since the 80's. Additional information can be found at

About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 20,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Matching Funds Playground Grant Program

Matching Funds Playground Grant Program

For a limited time, BCI Burke Company, one of the nation's leadingcommercial playground manufacturers, is offering a Matching Funds Playground Grant Program*!

Reinvent your playground with grants towards Burke's innovative play structures including Nucleus™, Intensity®, Nucleus-Intensity 'fusion', Voltage™ and NaturePlay®! Grants will be provided in the form of a discount off of list price on Burke play structures.

Click HERE and enter your information to inquire about the playground grant!

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, with awards occurring from October 19th through December 12th, 2011. All orders must be received by December 16th, 2011.

*Grants will be provided as discount off of list price of Burke play structures (Nucleus, Intensity, Nucleus-Intensity 'fusion', Voltage and NaturePlay).

Customers must purchase a Burke play structure to receive the grant. The "Matching Funds Playground Grant Program" cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.