We know that access to equitable play space is an important advantage for all kids, everywhere. Don’t let your project get stuck at funding. Lone Star Recreation offers several purchasing options. From the Texas BuyBoard Cooperative to National Grant funding organizations, let us help you find the solution that will help you save money.
Many of our manufacturers have national cooperative contracts. Check out a small list below and see if you qualify.
The Texas BuyBoard is administered by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). School districts, cities, counties, and other governmental entities in Texas who are BuyBoard members will get a discount on playground equipment.Visit the BuyBoard Website
The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC or HGAC) is a regional council of governments operating under the laws of the State of Texas. Landscape Structures playground equipment and installation is available to purchase with the H-GAC contract through Lone Star Recreation, the authorized Southeast Texas vendor. The eligible users include state agencies, counties, municipalities, special districts, qualifying non-profits and others.Visit the H-GAC Website
Landscape Structures playground, park, and outdoor fitness equipment is available to purchase with the Sourcewell contract through Lone Star Recreation, the authorized Southeast Texas vendor. Eligible users are schools, universities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Users can quickly and easily join for free without fees, commitments or obligations.Visit the Sourcewell Website
Need a grant? We can connect you with the organizations offering grants or experts in managing and writing grant applications. Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations such as KaBOOM and American Express, as well as some federal and state programs, offer various grant programs throughout the year. Learn more about grant writing tips and resources or let us help connect you to funding.Grant Tips and Resources
We know that access to equitable play space is an important advantage for all kids, everywhere. Don’t let your project get stuck at funding! In addition to buying groups and purchasing contracts, there are numerous resources and organizations available that can help make your dream playground a reality through funding assistance options:
- Grant Opportunities: Non-Profit and For-Profit Organizations such as KaBOOM! and American Express, as well as some federal and state programs, offer various grant programs throughout the year. Learn more about grant writing tips and resources, or contact us to be directed to information.
- Community Fundraising: Raising funds through community resources can be a great way to rally a large group of supporters around your project. Kickstart the fundraising process with an easy to follow plan that can help you establish timelines, build a team, and more.
- Leasing & Financing: Some manufacturers offer special financing terms to help defray the upfront cost and fund the playground project over time. Learn more about financing plans or contact our team with questions.
- Local Lenders: Connect with one of the local reputable financial institutions in our area that specialize in financing and loans that can be used to fund your playground project.
Do you have questions about playground purchasing contracts or help with funding questions? Contact Lone Star Recreation today at 800-867-2070 or contact your buying group directly for more information.
Lone Star Recreation along with our vendors are proud to partner with like-minded organizations. We work with these organizations to Build a Better Tomorrow. Focusing on giving children access to safe and fun outdoor playground equipment that provides them the opportunity to be active and healthy. Check out the National Partnerships and funding opportunities from these partnerships:
- American Forests
- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
- Be An Angel
- City Parks Alliance
- Jumpstart Bon départ
- Kiwanis International
- National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
- NAESP Community Build Projects
- National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
- Project Fit America (PFA)
- STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder
- Inclusion Matters® by Shane’s Inspiration
- Sustainable Sites Initiative™ (SITES™)
- The Miracle League
Want to get involved or just want to help fund the next playground build? Check out the list of current local community projects that are looking for support. Many need funding but some are just sharing their goals. We are proud to support all of these organizations: