Rainbow Play Systems

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Industry Outdoor play equipment
Founded 1985
Founder Gregory Foster
Headquarters Brookings South Dakota, USA
Area served
Products Outdoor play equipment and accessories
Website www.rainbowplay.com,

Rainbow Play Systems is a manufacturer of children's play equipment which are available through a network of retail outlets throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain, Panama, Italy and Belarus.

Starting out in 1985 in a small custom job shop in Minnesota, the company has expanded to become recognized worldwide as a market-leader.[citation needed] Due to its network of independent distributors, the company expanded across the United States throughout the 1990s. It currently operates out of a 1,300,000-square-foot (120,000 m2) manufacturing facility on 130 acres (0.53 km2) in Brookings, South Dakota. It employs over 500 people at its plant and is thought to support four times that number in its network of sales outlets and installation teams.[citation needed]

One prominent customer of Rainbow Play Systems is the Obama family. On March 4, 2009, a swing set manufactured by the company was placed on the south lawn just outside the Oval Office of the White House. This was the first playset on the White House lawn since the 1960s, during John F. Kennedy's presidency. [1]

Rainbow Play Systems in the United Kingdom operates from the main headquarters in Bagshot, Surrey and from 1 other Sales Office in Wilmslow.


  1. ^ Fier, Jill (March 5, 2009). "Rainbow Plays at White House". The Brookings Register. 

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