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T. F. Harper & Associates is your local specialty park construction company specializing in playground installation in Texas. When designing your playground, we utilize manufacturers with long histories and experience of creating premier play environments. No matter your need, from replacement parts to an entirely new play environment T. F. Harper can help you achieve your park & play vision.

Ideal candidates for our commercial playgrounds are:

  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Day Cares
  • Communities
  • Parks
  • Campgrounds
  • Etc.

Playground Safety Surfaces

The playground is an area of great fun and activity, but kids play hard and that means that sometimes they fall. On a playground fun rules but safety should always be a priority. While falls do happen, serious injuries can be avoided with appropriate safety surfacing.

There are many different options for playground safety surfacing and the decision depends on budget, aesthetics, durability and maintenance. Below are the various options for playground safety surfacing:

Shredded Rubber Mulch

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This is made from recycled tires and comes in many various colors. We only carry rubber that is both ADA and ASTM compliant and has a long color life. Loose fill rubber mulch is one of the greenest friendly options.

Engineered Wood Fiber

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This is a common choice for most customers. Engineered Wood Fiber is made from a combination of precisely sized hardwoods and softwoods that nest together and produce an optimal fall surfacing. Engineered Wood Fiber is one of the most economical playground safety surfacing choices.

Playground Tiles

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These are made from recycled rubber and come in many vibrant colors that can be made into numerous patterns. The Rubber Safety Tiles we carry are durable, resilient and porous to allow free drainage and they exceed ADA requirements.

Rubber Mats

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These are constructed from 100% recycled tire rubber. Playground rubber mats are good for high traffic playgrounds because they limit the loss of loose fill and kick out areas. The rubber mats we carry offer a unique combination of shock attenuation, low maintenance, long wear, accessibility and are ADA compliant.

Poured in Place

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This is a safe seamless playground safety surface that offers endless design and color options. Poured in place surfacing is porous, non-slip, durable, maintenance free and ADA compliant.

Artificial Turf

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This is 100% recyclable and has a look like real grass. Our turf offers safety, durability, beauty and is easy to install. Our turf padding is soft and made from 90% recycled materials. Our playground turf systems are ADA accessible and offer an impact attenuation of up to 12 feet.

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Shade Canopies for Playgrounds and Outdoor Areas

With the growing need of UV protection, Shade Canopies are becoming increasing more sought after. In many different high quality styles such as awnings, canopies and shade sails these sun shielding products offer 95% protection from the sun’s harmful rays. In addition to UV protection, shade structures offer coolness to picnic, seating and playground areas that allow for more comfort and enjoyment.

Outdoor Site Amenities

Our wide range commercial outdoor site amenity options compliment any outdoor area. Our products are stylish, practical and durable and come in many different colors and designs.

We offer:

  • Picnic Tables
  • Benches
  • Bike Racks
  • Water Fountains
  • Bleachers
  • Shelters
  • Pavilions
  • BBQ Grills
  • Trash Receptacles
  • Dog park amenities

Along with our many site furnishing options we can offer a complete site layout and design of you outdoor area. Contact us for info.

Aquatic Play

T. F. Harper works with several splash pad and water park manufacturers who offer a wide variety of high quality outdoor and indoor aquatic play solutions including aquatic fitness equipment, interactive spray park features, and aquatic activity centers. The products are durable, reliable, and factory assembled to reduce installation cost.

Along with the innovative designs of aquatic play products we strive to have a focus on personal integrity, value of play, product innovation, and safety importance backed with a focus on exceptional customer service.

Splash Pads & Other Aquatic Features are great for public parks, community centers, and any other space that has a need for a fun interactive water area.

Sport Amenites

We offer an extensive variety of indoor and outdoor sport amenity equipment. The products we represent are all high quality durable options for any sport need. Some of the sport products we offer are

  • Football Goalposts
  • Soccer Goals—Padding
  • Basketball Nets and Structures
  • Volleyball Systems
  • Tennis Systems
  • Bleachers
  • Track Surfacing
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Gym Wall Padding
  • Score Boards
  • And so much more!

Contact us for more information our sport amenity offerings.

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