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About Play It Safe Playgrounds and Park Equipment

Play It Safe Playgrounds and Park Equipment is a local supplier of some of the finest commercial play systems, certified playground surfacing, sports equipment, site amenities, outdoor fitness equipment,  fabric shade structures and steel shelters in Arizona and Southern Nevada. Our services include turnkey playground installation, playground inspections, consultation, safety training and risk management awareness. It is our goal to turn your imagination into reality!

Play It Safe Playgrounds and Park Equipment is where funqualitysafety and service come together to create the best playgrounds and park areas in Arizona and Southern Nevada!

Why is Play It Safe the BEST company to buy from?
Years of experience in the following areas:

  • Playground Design and Layout
  • Playground Safety
  • Playground Construction
  • Playground Budgeting
  • We become your planning partner!

Play It Safe Playgrounds represents only those manufacturers committed to using the highest quality materials, have an unwavering commitment to safety, as well as a desire to lead their respective industries in service, craftsmanship and innovation.

  • Playground equipment
  • Surfacing
  • Steel and fabric shade systems
  • Site furnishings
  • Outdoor sports equipment
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Sport court surfacing
  • Outdoor musical equipment
  • …and much more!

Meet Our Team

Let us show you how friendly and efficient we can be.

Jordan Lynde - President

Jordan is a licensed contractor in both Arizona and Nevada, holding certifications from the Arizona Registrar of Contractors and Nevada State Contractors Board. With over 20 years of experience in playground design, bidding, building, installation, inspection, warranty, and education, Jordan founded Play It Safe Playgrounds and Park Equipment, Inc. in 2012. He has also provided instructional seminars on Playground Safety, Playground ADA Guidelines, Inclusive Play, and the Value of Play to various public and private organizations. Jordan's extensive experience and dedication to the parks communities in Arizona and Nevada make him an ideal candidate for the role of President at Play It Safe. He resides with his family in Arizona.

Teri LeGassey - Vice President of Operations

Teri became a member of Play It Safe in 2013, taking on the role of project coordinator and overseeing the administrative and accounting team. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of Phoenix, Teri possesses a wealth of knowledge in management, planning, bookkeeping, organization, scheduling, and communication. Her dedication to management and corporate strategic planning is evident as she devotes her time to project management, coordination, operations, and financial management within the organization.

Debby Link - Financial Controller

Debby has accumulated over 20 years of experience in the accounting industry, with the majority of her career being at a CPA firm. During this time, she has gained extensive knowledge in bookkeeping, budgeting, and financial statements. In 2018, Debby and her family relocated from Idaho to Arizona to embrace the sunny weather. Besides her professional life, Debby cherishes spending quality time with her loved ones and dogs, exploring new places, and creating lasting memories together.

Kenda Daria - Sales Manager

Kenda, an Arizona native, holds a business and communications degree from Oregon State University. With over 12 years of experience, she is a CPSI who has extensively studied commercial playground safety, including safety audits, ADA compliance, surfacing types, structural integrity, and play structure maintenance. From 2005 to 2015, Kenda owned a playground sales and service business and gained further industry experience with Flexground and Shade-N-Net. As an NPCAI board member and former president, she is dedicated to child safety and the creation of outdoor community spaces. Kenda's motto is "work hard and be nice," and her strong work ethic, ability to build lasting relationships, and passion for customer service make her a valuable asset to the Play It Safe family.

Joe McGinnity - Park and Playground Consultant / Central and Southwestern Arizona

Joe became a member of Play It Safe in 2014, accumulating 27 years of experience in management and sales, earning various awards in these areas. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Global Business Management with honors from the University of Phoenix, actively participating in Delta Mu Delta, International Honor Society in Business, and engaging in community service. Joe has held leadership positions in various organizations, including Mesa Public Schools SIAC councils, YMCA Youth & Government, youth sports, scouting, performing arts, and religious groups. He co-founded the Falcon Flying Club, a nonprofit offering flight instruction to teenagers, and served as a board member and vice president. Joseph plays the drums to raise funds for non-profit schools and organizations nationwide, residing and working in the Maricopa County area, bringing extensive community involvement and knowledge to his clientele in Central Arizona.

Jeff Sheppard - Park and Playground Consultant / Eastern Arizona

Jeff's extensive experience in business and community, coupled with his dedication to improving the lives of children, makes him an excellent addition to the Play It Safe team. He holds a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Arizona State University and has a background in retail management, enhancing his customer service and leadership abilities. Jeff is committed to supporting youth and underprivileged individuals, volunteering in various capacities such as coaching youth sports, assisting in children's programs at his church, and participating in local government initiatives in Tempe. As a native of Arizona, Jeff prioritizes his family, faith, promoting safe play, and contributing to the local community.

Deana Stahoviak - Park and Playground Consultant / Central Arizona

Deana has a diverse and enriching professional background, transitioning from the airline industry to the mortgage business and now working with Play It Safe since 2019. Her role is very people-oriented, involving close collaboration with various teams and stakeholders to ensure projects run smoothly within set parameters. She is passionate about fostering relationships and creating safe, enjoyable environments for the community. Her interests outside of work, like reading, traveling, and spending time with her family, show a well-rounded individual who values both work and personal life.

Neill Mudano - Park and Playground Consultant / Southern Nevada

Neill's extensive background in specialized customer service combined with over 20 years of management experience and leadership skills make him an invaluable asset to Play It Safe. His attention to detail and industry knowledge are commendable qualities in ensuring client satisfaction. It's clear that Neill is deeply rooted in his community, actively participating in philanthropic endeavors and supporting organizations like the Boys & Girls Club and The Shade Tree of Las Vegas.

His dedication to community service is admirable, especially through initiatives like Hannah's Closet. Outside of work, Neill enjoys coaching his son's baseball team, following sports teams like the Las Vegas Golden Knights and Chicago Bears, and pursuing his passion for wine by becoming a level one sommelier. It's inspiring to see his commitment to creating safe and welcoming public spaces for all ages in his community.

Luke Vaughn - Park and Playground Consultant / Northwestern Arizona

Luke brings a versatile set of skills and experiences to the Play It Safe team. Coming from Southern California but now calling Flagstaff home, he has immersed himself in both the academic and outdoor scenes of Northern Arizona. His degree in business economics, coupled with his background in customer service and sales, provides a solid foundation for his role within the company.

Luke's passion for the outdoors and expertise in creating engaging play areas is a valuable asset. His involvement in the NAU racquetball club and dedication to music, both through high school marching band and offering lessons to kids, showcase his diverse interests and community engagement. His love for outdoor activities like hiking, camping, and off-roading with his furry companion reflects a balanced lifestyle that aligns well with Play It Safe's commitment to creating safe and enjoyable spaces for all.

Simone Joy - Office Administrator

Simone oversees all incoming communications at Play It Safe, warmly welcoming clients through various channels. She also takes charge of social media, email marketing, and preparing materials for the sales team, showcasing her creativity and meticulous attention to detail. Originally from Washington, she enjoys spending time with her family under the Arizona sun, exploring new locations, reading, watching films, and cooking delicious dishes in her spare time.

Sharon Cataldi - Sales Coordinator

Sharon, a native of Delaware, relocated to Arizona in 2006 with her spouse and two kids. They later welcomed another daughter and adopted several pets. With more than 25 years of administrative experience, primarily in the banking sector focusing on Fraud Operations, Sharon now collaborates closely with our sales team. Her role involves managing quotes and vendor orders with meticulous attention to detail, ensuring project accuracy from start to finish. In addition to her professional commitment, Sharon takes pleasure in contributing to the creation of safe and enjoyable playgrounds for children's long-term happiness. Since joining Play It Safe in November 2022, she has played a vital part in the company's operations. During her free time, she treasures moments spent with her spouse, children, and three cherished grandchildren. Her leisure activities include reading, watching movies, socializing with friends, and actively serving her local church community.

Erika Stroum - Project Coordinator

Erika relocated from Orange County, California to Arizona in December 2007, where she channels her passion for event planning and creating safe environments for children by utilizing her attention to detail to coordinate projects and events. Her strong administrative skills and commitment to people enable her to oversee all Play It Safe construction projects, effectively managing customers, vendors, suppliers, equipment, and staff for optimal efficiency and timeliness. In addition to her role in construction, Erika also supervises Customer Service for previous Play It Safe endeavors, ensuring equipment replacement, installer scheduling, and customer communication are handled with care. Erika's dedication to children extends beyond her professional life, as she is a devoted mother to five kids and has experience running an in-home daycare and providing respite care to foster and adoptive families. During her free time, Erika enjoys attending concerts, Broadway shows, ballet performances, beach outings, hikes, and spending quality time with loved ones.

Why Choose Us

Service is at the heart of our operations. We plan to be here for you from beginning to end. Prepare for prompt responses, one-on-one consultation, transparent quotes, creative problem-solving and dedication to making your vision come to life.

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Simply have questions?  We have answers!

We will do right by you because that is the right thing to do. And if we fall short, call us out or call us up - we actually have a real person answering the phone!