Butch DeFillippo

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Butch DeFillippo is the owner of PlaySafe, LLC, the Premiere Recreational Consulting Company. PlaySafe, LLC assists municipalities, schools, childcare providers, communities and other recreation-providing entities by offering playground equipment and safety audits, inspections, testing, and training throughout the United States. His staff members are experts in playground safety, athletic field testing, bleacher inspections, master plans, feasibility studies and program development.

In 1997, a group of parks, recreation, physical education and private recreation professionals formed PlaySafe, LLC to provide resources that were not readily available to the public and private sectors. Today, PlaySafe, LLC is the largest, most respected and highly skilled playground, surfacing and ball field safety auditing firm in the United States. Our staff members are experts in playground safety, athletic field testing, bleacher inspections, master plans, feasibility studies and program development. Our training and seminars are informative and will help make your organization the best it can be. PlaySafe, LLC staff includes professionals with over 200 years of combined experience.

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Playground Amenities
Often, when playground safety is brought up in a discussion, the focus centers on the playground equipment and surfacing. The equipment and surfacing are extremely important elements of a playground and there are standards, laws, and guidelines that...
Outdoor fitness equipment This month is Parks and Recreation Month, and I would like to take this month to let you know about some of the new, interesting, and stirring ideas, programs and facilities that I have come across lately. ASTM F3101-15- Unsupervised Public Use...
VanNess family - bicycling enthusiasts May is national bike month, and I have been an avid cyclist for more than 17 years. I have ridden in 6 states and spent far too many hours and miles on a bike to even count. The act of riding a bike for fun or for work can and should be rewarding in...
Food at Parks With - Nicholas John Fazio – PlaySafe, LLC Planning Team Specialist Nick recently attended (as a guest) a public planning meeting for a new Parks Master Plan for the downtown of the city where he lives. It was a typical public planning meeting...
Playground | Playground Design I have few regrets from my years of working for municipal governments, but I do have a silly one to share with you. As a Superintendent of Parks, I was tasked with designing and developing over ten parks’ playgrounds that we had received funding...
Dog Parks - photo courtesy of Creative Recreational Designs, Inc If you ask most dog owners, they will say “My dog is a better athlete than I am,” and they usually follow it up with the statement “And I really need to get in shape.” The canine-human relationship is one that has been cemented...
PlaySafe LLC - playground supervisors We assume that while our children are using playgrounds at schools, recreation programs, and childcare facilities, they are being supervised by trained professionals. Like many other assumptions, this is often incorrect. Teachers, teaching assistants...
Queenie by Cre8Play We Americans love our “likes,” whether it’s for a funny comment, change in relationship status, or the photo of the dinner you prepared for a loved one. We also love to “check in” at our favorite restaurants, attractions...
Courtesy of Freenotes Harmony Park My staff and I conduct playground safety audits all over the country and we often find confusion (by owners, designers, users, and maintenance crews) on what type of equipment should be reviewed to the playground standards. My hope is that the...
mTBI assessment - photo courtesy of VisionQuest Biomedical, LLC We (PlaySafe, LLC) often conduct G Max Testing of sports fields to help owners reduce their potential for injuries. It is always interesting to discover improvements and advancements in our profession to make activities and sports safer. During many...
Playground installation It is always nice to get a fresh and different view of the world in which we live; this month I (PlaySafe, LLC) thought it would be interesting to interview a company that provides installation and maintenance services for playground equipment and...