About Midwest Recreation Products

Midwest Recreation has been building great playgrounds and recreation areas since 2002, when Jim Dark left behind a suit and tie career to start the company as a distributor for a Michigan based playground equipment manufacturer.

Like any startup, the company faced some early challenges. When the installation contractor we hired for our first jobs couldn’t meet our customer’s schedule, Jim loaded shovels and sons in the family minivan and headed out to learn how to install playground equipment and make sure we kept our commitment to our customer. It was a cold spring day and after slogging around a school playground in ankle deep mud all morning, Jim was thinking that maybe that suit and tie wasn’t so bad after all. His second thoughts quickly vanished when he looked up to see the cafeteria windows full of excited kids with their smiling faces pressed up against the window, wondering “when can we play on it”. That’s when Jim knew he made the right decision!

1,000 installations later, we are still providing fun for little and big kids alike. We offer a diverse and innovative line of commercial playground equipment for public playgrounds as well as a complete line of playground safety surfacing options, outdoor athletic equipment, site furnishings and amenities, shades and shelters, and outdoor fitness equipment.

And with our own fully equipped installation crew (real trucks, no more minivans!), we can provide you with a one stop source for a great and safe playground, athletic field, picnic area or any outdoor recreation space you need. We have CPSI certified staff and use the Consumer Product Safety Commission guidelines for public playgrounds and ASTM standards in all of our installations and are committed to providing safe spaces and equipment for kids and families to have fun!

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Midwest Recreation Products

Midwest Recreation Products
P.O. Box 283
Spring Arbor, MI 49283