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We've heard from many people who tell us they need some assistance with play and recreation projects. To help you plan for what's happening right now, and for what happens next, we’re providing four options to support you. Our sincere hope is this will help you keep your projects moving forward and provide your communities with playful places for years to come.
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Since 1929, GameTime has pursued a single mission - enriching childhood through play. For nearly a century we've combined our passion for play with contemporary design, world-class manufacturing, and standards-based programs and curriculum.
Wherever You Are, We’re Local
GameTime representatives and certified installers live, work and play in your neighborhood. We provide turnkey, personal service throughout all phases of your play and recreation projects to ensure your playground, fitness park, Challenge Course®, or one-of-a-kind, custom play space is a community centerpiece.
Our play experts have an average of 25 years experience designing, installing and maintaining playgrounds and fitness parks. GameTime representatives in North America—and around the globe—provide a unique perspective and passion for enriching childhood through play.
A great playground needs a great team, and every team needs the right players. We bring together the key individuals in a community who care most about play: civic leaders, corporate partners, landscape architects, educators and families.
U.S. Communities and National IPA, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of OMNIA Partners, have come together as OMNIA Partners, Public Sector. All public sector participants already registered with National IPA or U.S. Communities continue to have access to all contracts, with certain exceptions, in the portfolio and do not need to re-register to use a legacy National IPA, legacy U.S. Communities, or new OMNIA Partners contract. U.S. Communities and National IPA remain separate legal entities and lead agency contracts completed under each brand are effective and available for use through the contract’s approved term. In the event we believe re-registration is necessary for any reason, OMNIA Partners will let you know.
Playground and Outdoor Fitness Equipment, Site Accessories, Surfacing, and Related Products and Services
City of Charlotte, NC
Contract Number: 2017001134
July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022
Option to renew for two (2) additional two-year periods through June 30, 2026
RENEWED THROUGH June 30, 2024
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We can all agree parks and outdoor spaces are essential for improving the physical and mental health of adults and families. That’s why our answer is purposefully designed outdoor fitness spaces based on best practice research with exercise in mind. This answers the common question of how to get more adults to be active outdoors, and it can increase overall usage of your outdoor recreation areas.
GameTime provides outdoor fitness equipment to help communities be more active and combat the health risks associated with overweight and obesity. Using a comprehensive portfolio of outdoor fitness products, we apply best practice research to create a complete solution. Eligible projects qualify for usage analysis to help you determine the effectiveness of your space with real data.
Improve community health and wellness with THRIVE outdoor composite fitness structures from GameTime. THRIVE fitness systems accommodate multiple users at once, providing a wide range of personal or group training options in as little as 250-square-feet. With a small footprint, low cost of entry and a wide range of exercise options, THRIVE removes barriers to high-quality functional fitness and creates connections between people of all social backgrounds throughout the community.
Read about how GameTime enhances the college experience with Outdoor Fitness equipment at Virginia Tech!
Since 1929, GameTime has pursued a mission of enriching childhood through play. We've combined our passion for play with contemporary design, world-class manufacturing and standards-based programs and curriculum. Our local network of representatives and certified installers, coupled with industry-leading research and expertise, enables us to provide playground equipment that communities can enjoy for years to come.
Nationwide network of sales and service professionals
GameTime's network of sales professionals and certified installers live, work and play in your neighborhood. No matter where you live, there is a GameTime representative near you. In most cases, a person can be on site in a matter of hours.
Options for organizations large or small
Whether you are building multiple play and recreation sites throughout a city or a single playground as part of an apartment complex, GameTime can help. We've designed playgrounds for entire school districts and small recreation areas for multi-family housing communities.
Easy to install and maintain
Thanks to GameTime's patented DirectBolt® connections, all of our playground systems are compliant with safety standards when they leave the factory. DirectBolt® also makes it easy to install our play systems and minimizes maintenance over time.
Creating inclusive communities through meaningful play
GameTime designs inclusive play environments that go beyond accessibility. Backed by independent research and based on guidelines developed by leaders in the field of inclusive design, our play and recreation spaces address the needs of the whole child, and of every child.
Connect every generation to play, and to one another
Only GameTime offers multigenerational park playground equipment like Expression Swing® for adults and children to play together, Challenge Course® for adults and older children to be more active and GTfit fitness products for installation near a park playground so parents can exercise while children are at play.
Webinars and professional development symposiums
GameTime offers professional development seminars, online webinars and community training sessions on dozens of topics through our parent company, PlayCore. Park and recreation professionals who attend these sessions are awarded CEU credits.
Standards-based curriculum and design guides
Only GameTime offers curriculum and guidebooks that align with national standards to help you get the most out of your playground. Developed in partnership with leading play researchers and scientists, these programs focus on inclusion, nature or maximizing physical activity.
Visualize your play space
GameTime provides many resources to help you design the perfect play and recreation project, including cinematic animations, videos, renderings and CAD files. Each design resource is available at no cost to help you prepare your presentations and inspire your audience.
GameTime is committed to designing innovative products backed by an industry-leading warranty. Our goal is to help communities provide outdoor recreation areas that reconnect families and enrich childhood through play.
|THRIVE is GameTime’s outdoor fitness system that can accommodate multiple users at once. Choose from beginner, intermediate or advanced systems and mix and match colors to make it all your own. Because of its compact size, THRIVE® can be installed in as little as 250-square feet.|
|Modern City® is inspired design that inspires play. Modern City® is architecturally-inspired with steel uprights and multi-tiered levels for play. With three series to choose from, it offers a scalable play solution for cities who want to make a strong visual statement while encouraging play in their green spaces.|
Expression Swing is GameTime’s exclusive, patented, face-to-face design that positions an adult and a child at eye level while playing together! Available in four different styles to accommodate a wide range of ages – and yes, that includes adults!
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Challenge Course is an outdoor obstacle course designed by GameTime. Pre-designed courses are available through the Youth or Pro Series that fit within 3,000-5,000 square feet. You can also design your own course by mixing and matching equipment and colors that fit your style, space and budget.
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|PlayWorx is the custom play division by GameTime that creates one-of-a-kind playscapes that tell your community’s story in a playful way.|
|ShadowPlay TriRunner offers an incredible spinning experience like no other!|
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|Inclusive playgrounds encourage children and families of all abilities to play together and address the needs of the whole child, the whole environment and the whole community.|
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Virginia Tech Case Study- Outdoor Fitness
Virginia Tech is a thriving and dynamic college in Blacksburg, Virginia. The campus recreation team was looking for ways to enhance the college experience and improve quality of life for students, faculty and the surrounding community. By utilizing GameTime’s cooperative contract, made available through OMNIA Partners, Virginia Tech was able to work with GameTime to install an outdoor fitness space that accommodates users of all skill levels. Learn more here!
Hoover, Alabama Case Study- For Us, By Us
There's a saying among families who have loved ones with special needs, "for us, by us." Simply put, if you are going to create something with accommodations for accessibility or for people with special needs, include those people in the design and planning processes. That's precisely the approach the city of Hoover, Alabama took when creating the state's largest inclusive playground. Learn more here!
Modern City is inspired by the architecture of great cities around the world. With towering steel uprights, suspension bridges and multiple climbers at varying degrees of difficulty, Modern City is a fun and challenging play system for children who want to take play to the next level.
We worked with the team at Virginia Tech to create an outdoor fitness space that accommodates users of all skill levels. The THRIVE 900 fitness system provides 20 training stations that can be used by multiple users at once, and each station is adaptable for users of varying strengths and abilities. We also included a custom trapeze trainer for additional and advanced training.
Sitka is a lovely fishing village in Southeast Alaska. This bayside park experiences nearly 250 days of precipitation each year, but that doesn’t dampen the spirits of children who play at the new custom, inclusive playground at Crescent Harbor Park.
GameTime offers a complete turnkey solution for your play and recreation project based on nearly a century of experience:
- Pre-Install & Site Review: GameTime's local reps and certified installers will examine the site of your future playground to make sure the environment will be a great spot for a playground. We look for all the details that make an installation successful, such as potential obstructions to the site, whether the site is level, how rain water will drain from the site, removal of existing equipment or other impediments, etc.
- Equipment Delivery & Site Prep: Once the site is deemed appropriate for installation, we'll then prepare the site for construction and deliver the equipment. Prepping the site might include clearing brush, trees or other landscape items.
- Frequent Communication Throughout the Project: With representatives across the country, we are always close by to help. We'll be there for every step of the project and in close contact from start to finish. It's important to us that everything runs smoothly and that you build the best playground or fitness park for your community.
- Site Cleanup & Refuse Removal: After the playground is constructed, and all the safety surfacing is laid down, we'll clean up trash and make sure the play area or fitness park is ready for your community.
- Final Walk-Through & Approval: Our local representative will do a final walk-through of the site with you to make sure it's right. We build playgrounds to help bring communities together through play, so we want to make sure the playground or fitness park is perfect for you.
GameTime guarantees participating agencies receive our best price every time. We offer a hassle-free pricing structure with discounts that vary by product line, from 3%-24%.
Shipping varies based on weight and delivery destination. See our up-to-date contract documents for details.
For nearly a century, we’ve created products that are made from responsible materials, manufactured in a sustainable manner and designed to be easily reclaimed at the end of their life cycle.
With more than 125,000 individual parts moving through our 400,000 square foot manufacturing facility, even the smallest steps towards greater environmental efficiency can help us make a very big difference.
We think sustainable products are products built to last. That means choosing materials that have the lowest possible impact on the environment that can also withstand the physical demands of playful, active children and years of changing weather conditions.
GameTime products use some of the world’s most durable and recyclable materials, including aluminum, plastic, stainless steel and steel.
We work with our suppliers to source the most environmentally preferable materials for our products – and our processes. When possible, we also make every effort to find opportunities to work with vendors and suppliers in our local communities to minimize the carbon output associated with transporting materials.
More than 93% of materials in our products contain recycled content, and our products are 100% recyclable.
We’ve reduced energy consumption in our manufacturing facility by 41% since 2007 – the equivalent to carbon sequestered by 1,849 acres of U.S. forests a year.
Every drop of water counts. Since 2010, we’ve reduced our water consumption by approximately 1,000 gallons each year.
Decreasing waste – and increasing the volume of material we recycle – is one of our biggest opportunities to make a big impact on our environmental footprint. In addition to using material that already contains recycled content, we also make every effort to reduce waste associated with our manufacturing processes. Today, the vast majority of waste at our manufacturing facility is recycled, including 100% of manufacturing process waste like scrap metal, rotationally
How do I order from GameTime?
Call 1 (800) 235-2440 and you will be connected with a local GameTime representative who works exclusively with your region.
Does GameTime offer a national Cooperative Purchasing program?
Yes! GameTime is a proud supplier under the OMNIA Partners, Public Sector program. (Subsidiaries U.S. Communities)
Is U.S. Communities and OMNIA Partners, Public Sector the same?
In the summer of 2018 U.S. Communities was purchased by OMNIA Partners. U.S. Communities and its contract portfolio (Including GameTime) is now a fully owned subsidiary of OMNIA Partners.
Did the contract or pricing structure change?
No. The contract is still owned and maintained by its lead public agency, City of Charlotte, NC. All pricing structures are the same. All GameTime products and several other PlayCore brands are still available on this true turnkey contract.
Does GameTime have equipment catalogs?
Yes, you can visit our website and request a print version or view an electronic copy of several catalogs. You can also call 1 (800) 235-2440 to speak to your local GameTime representative.
Does GameTime offer design assistance?
Yes! Our custom team, PlayWorx, can make any dream a reality. Our GameTime representatives are also happy to work with you to find the right playground equipment for your space and budget.
Does GameTime manufacture playground equipment that is accessible for people with disabilities?
GameTime offers a wide range of inclusive playground systems. In fact, we design play systems that go beyond accessibility and address the needs of the whole child and every child including social, mental, emotional and physical needs. We believe in creating play spaces that eliminate barriers and encourage children to play together.
What does GameTime’s warranty include?
Our warranty is one of the best in the industry and backed by unmatched customer service. You can read the full details here.
Where does GameTime manufacture their equipment?
GameTime manufactures our equipment in Fort Payne, Alabama.
How long has GameTime been in business?
GameTime was founded in 1929. For nearly a century we've combined our passion for play with contemporary design, world-class manufacturing and standards-based programs and curriculum.