Our industry is struggling like so many others with labor shortages, supply chain issues & COVID challenges leading to longer lead-times for our products. Luckily, we have several manufacturers offering a variety of ‘Quick-Ship’ products and/or with shorter lead-times in general. For our playground vendors, most quick-ship items are simple pieces that can be received and installed easily to spruce up or add to an existing play space. All of the below are currently offered on the MN State Contract at a discounted price.


Berliner: Located in Greensboro, SC, Berliner’s US headquarters has a handful of in-stock, unique, affordable and aesthetically pleasing products to add to your play spaces.

BCI Burke: Offering certain swing sets & seats/parts, site amenities and a collection of free-standing pieces, BCI Burke has got you covered! They also continue to manufacture and send out replacement parts in a timely manner. Contact us to learn more about their equipment available with lead-times as short as 5-10 days.

Most Dependable Fountains: Dependable, as always, current lead times on all units is currently 3-5 weeks with option to expedite for a fee.

Bleachers & Benches: National Recreation offers pre-fab bleachers in standard sizes & models as well as aluminum site amenities with a current lead-time of 3-4 weeks.

First Team Basketball Systems & Athletic Equipment: Shipping within 2 weeks at a maximum for most products.

RJ Thomas / Pilot Rock Site Amenities: From grills and trash receptacles to memorial benches and ADA tables, the majority of RJ Thomas’ products are on average 45 – 6o days to ship from date of order

Surfacing: Dropped or Blown-In Wood Fiber continues to have a quick turn-around of around one week.

Contact us today for pricing and information on available options!

*Berliner’s options are only available in limited color combinations/ BCI Burke’s Quick-Ship program is limited and does not include all equipment or structures / National Recreation’s custom and larger bleacher selections may come with an additional lead-time. Please contact St Croix Recreation to learn more about your current options and obtain pricing and details. Lead times listed above are current as of May, 2022 and are subject to change. Lead-times on custom projects, site visits/meetings for new customers and designs are currently out 2 weeks. Other vendors not included in the above are still available but will have lead-times of at least 8+ weeks depending on vendor, model & specifics chosen.

Premier Polysteel: 12-14 weeks on most products /  13-17 weeks for color: black

Coverworx: 22 weeks from approval of Enginereed Drawings

Shade Systems: 8 weeks from approval of Engineered Drawings

Percussion Play: 6-8 weeks