why Ecoplay materials are superior

Your EcoPlay playground will last for decades

As you evaluate alternative playground materials, ask us to prove the long-term value of a playground manufactured by EcoPlay Playgrounds. You’ll find that playgrounds made with EcoPlay® plastic lumber are much more economical than any structure made from other materials.

Even with regular and costly maintenance, steel will rust over time. Wood will rot or splinter. Other plastic-based materials will often crack or split.

Thanks to our proprietary EcoPlay® material and processes, EcoPlay Playgrounds’ structural components are virtually maintenance free. They never need painting, treating or sealing. They will never rot, rust, splinter, crack, swell or degrade in any way.

EcoPlay Playgrounds stands behind the structures we manufacture with a 50-year warranty. EcoPlay material is used in place of wood, composite lumber, or steel for all structural components found in our play structures.

Why EcoPlay is superior to steel


Made from clean, recycled HDPE (milk jugs), EcoPlay plastic lumber is highly competitive with the strength and cost of steel—yet EcoPlay plastic lumber is much more durable because it will never rust. EcoPlay plastic lumber requires little or no maintenance, and with occasional washing, will look and perform great for many decades.

Steel is prone to rust, especially in coastal areas or any area with frequent rainfall. Rusted parts can rarely be repaired. That’s why steel playground structures, even with regular rust prevention, typically need to be replaced after 10 to 15 years of service. The photo above shows how steel components of outdoor playgrounds fail to hold up to weather conditions.

Why EcoPlay is superior to other plastic-based materials

Unlike other HDPE, fiber-reinforced composite, and composite plastics used to make
playground equipment, EcoPlay plastic lumber combines two attributes that result in
extraordinary strength and durability:

1. Made from 95% HDPE and a naturally occurring mineral

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is rugged, durable, and 100% recyclable. It has outstanding chemical, moisture, and environmental stress crack resistance. Non-HDPE plastics are not commingled with the HDPE and fiber glass is not found in EcoPlay’s plastic lumber. Nor do we add filler that will degrade tensile and compressive strengths.

2. High density

Our proprietary formula creates an ultra-dense, yet non-brittle outer “shell” encasing each piece. This means EcoPlay plastic lumber provides extraordinary structural properties and won’t rot, split, crack, chip, or fade, even after long exposure to harsh weather conditions.


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