Planning Tools

  • Tips, Tools & Resources Planning Your Outdoor Space

    Helping you build your outdoor space from conception to installation.
  • Pay for Play

    Pay for Play in PRB MagazinePay for Play, Designing playground elements first before the rest of the park.

    Published in PRB Magazine, written by Brian Hochstein, Landscape Architect for MKEC Engineering in Grandview, MO, and Tim McNamara, Consultant for ABCreative.

  • Does Your Playground Include the 7 Elements of Play?

    MSPMA publicationPublished in the spring 2016 issue of Missouri School Plant Manager.

    By Jami Murdock, Early Childhood Educator, and Tim McNamara, CPSI, ABCreative Sales Consultant

  • Playground Renovation Addresses All Abilities of the Children

    Missouri School Plant Manager articlePublished in the spring 2016 issue of Missouri School Plant Manager.

    By Tim McNamara, CPSI, and Julie Scott, ABCreative Sales Consultant

  • Getting Started
    • Planning Checklist

      Basic playground 101 information to help you start the planning process.

    • Planning a Budget

      Budgeting is an essential part of your outdoor project. Check out these tips to help you get started.

    • Funding a Project

      Funding a project is always a challenge. Find out more about purchasing contracts, community builds, and phasing.

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