50 Years of Playing…It’s Been A Family Business for Three Generations

Parks and recreation are big business these days. Cunningham Recreation, a regional provider of park and playground products and services, based in Charlotte, NC is celebrating 50 years in business this year. Play, physical activity and recreation are an important part of living, not just for individuals, but for communities too.

Cunningham Associates was established in Virginia in 1966 by George Cunningham. Cunningham Associates, now known as Cunningham Recreation, a leader in the park and playground industry with a vision that has spanned three generations, has grown into the largest rep agency in the nation. They are proud to be GameTime Play Equipment's exclusive representative in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, DC, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, western Tennessee, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Customers come first at Cunningham Recreation. They take pride in their reputation, and are committed to providing exceptional customer service. Due to the size of the organization, they can offer their customers the latest in cutting-edge technology, a fully staffed office with highly qualified and trained professionals and the best products and services the industry has to offer. Cunningham Recreation specializes in complete park and playground solutions from design to construction.

Scott Cunningham, President of Cunningham Recreation, says the number one reason for their success over 50 years is their customers. “We are truly celebrating such a significant milestone because of our customers, and the relationships we have built over the years.” The Cunninghams’ also believe their success and longevity can be attributed to the partnerships they have forged along the way, as well as the dedication of hard-working professional sales associates and staff members.

Most recently, Cunningham Recreation has started the Play 4 ALL Campaign. The Play 4 ALL initiative is a collective effort to coordinate, support, and mobilize partners from multiple sectors in order to provide advocacy, leadership and guidance in the creation of play and recreation spaces that positively impact health and wellness, foster joy and understanding, and promote community capital.

Cunningham Recreation believes that every community should have the resources and opportunities to ensure play for its citizens. They hope to achieve this goal by continuing to build relationships and foster partnerships with like minded organizations through the Play 4 ALL Campaign. Play and physical activity are a critical part of development regardless of age, ability, culture and socio-economic circumstances.

Cunningham Recreation’s goal continues to remain the same…to meet the needs and desires of the community as economically and prudently as possible, while providing safe, fun playground and fitness opportunities everyone will love for years to come.

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