Shaping the Future of Play

Company History


Founded by Mark Ford

Sports & Recreation Associates was founded by Mark Ford in 1989, and a few years later incorporated as a Limited Liability Corporation.  Mark Ford has been designing, installing and constructing recreational equipment for over 23 years.  Sports & Recreation Associates has grown to be known as a leader in its field, exclusively serving western Pennsylvania.

The company has partnered with many of the largest recreational equipment suppliers and manufacturers in the industry, including:

Through the years, Sports & Recreation Associates has become known for ensuring its projects meet or exceed accessibility guidelines for newly constructed and altered play areas. The play area guidelines are a supplement to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). Once these guidelines are adopted as enforceable standards by the Department of Justice, all newly constructed and altered play areas covered by the ADA will be required to comply. These guidelines also apply to play areas covered by the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).

As a result, Sports & Recreation Associates enjoys a long list of many satisfied clients.  

Please call us toll free at 724-478-1775 in Apollo, Pennsylvania for a no-cost consultation on your next project, or to determine if your project might fast track through COSTARS.