Company overview

About Us

Established in 2000, Gotham Playgrounds and Surfacing provides a wide range of outdoor surfacing, site furnishings, shade sails and playground equipment.

We install equipment and perform all site preparation. We also offer certified playground safety inspections by a licensed CPSI.

green technologies

As responsible members of the Playground Industry and the planet, we are committed to being an environmentally conscious company. During our expansion into a new facility in 2010, every method and process was re-evaluated and shaped to focus on waste reduction, recycling and process modification; including the evaluation of our suppliers’ processes and deliverables in order to assure adherence to our company’s strict environmental criteria.

In our efforts to maximize the amount of recycled materials we use, our playground suppliers have demanded top level post-consumer recycled content beginning with our raw materials:
  • Avg. recycled steel content - 31%
  • Avg. recycled rope content - 50%
  • Avg. recycled polymer content – 60%
  • Avg. recycled High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) content – 70%


We encourage the use of materials containing recycled content and drive this initiative through to our vendors as well. From post-consumer recycled content in plastic wrap to the use of recycled pallets, the impact on the environment is a deciding factor.


Our progress towards lean manufacturing has thus far reduced our finished good inventory by 90% and raw materials by 50%. Reduced lead times along with flexible work schedules have resulted in reductions of our overall energy consumption.
Fact: Every year our playground supplier repurposes more than 26 tons of PVC including countless retired highway construction cones. This material is processed and given new life on playgrounds across America.

Material Certification

This is to certify that all the crumb rubber produced by B.A.S. Recycling, Inc is manufactured from 100% recycled California tire rubber.

We accept both passenger and truck tires at our facility. BAS processes 100% of all tires received at our facility into granulated rubber sold to rubberized asphalt makers, playground surfacing companies and athletic surfacing producers.

Some of the granulated rubber is used by Environmental Molding Concepts our sister company to produce safety tiles.

If you should have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact our offices.

Florin Ardelean
Plant Manager
BAS Recycling, Inc.
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Professional Affiliates

Previous Clients

  • Barker Mgmnt.
  • Boys and Girls Club-Clairemont and Escondido
  • California Department of Education, Diagnostic Center
  • Cambridge HOA
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Chicano Federation of San Diego County
  • Children of the Rainbow
  • City of Crescent City
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation & Parks, Mason Park
  • Clark Builders
  • ConAm Property Management
  • County of San Diego Parks and Recreation
  • County of San Diego, Department of Housing and Community Development
  • County of San Diego, Goodland Acres Park
  • Encinitas YMCA
  • Evangelical Formosan Church
  • Foundation Head Start
  • Ft. Irwin National Training Center
  • Glendale Unified SD
  • Gluck Child Care
  • Harvard Westlake School
  • Jenny Craig Ranch – Rancho Paseana
  • La Jolla Community Church
  • Lincoln Military Housing
  • Lynwood Unified SD
  • Marine Corps Logistics Base
  • MCAS Miramar
  • MCRD, Marine Corps Recruit Depot
  • Monarch Academy
  • Montebello Unified SD
  • North County Transit District
  • Pacific Beach Presbyterian
  • Quality Children's Services
  • Riverside Community College
  • RQ Construction
  • Salvation Army
  • San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation
  • San Diego Rescue Mission
  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego ZOO
  • Stein Education Center
  • Stella Maris Academy
  • The Children's School
  • Town of El Portal, Yosemite National Park
  • Walters Management