About Us


Mission: Enhance community life by providing superior recreational products.

Vision: Connecting communities through recreation.

RecWest Outdoor Products, Inc. was founded in Santa Monica, CA in 1992 by Michael Bennett. Over the past several decades our focus has always been on connecting communities through recreation. From preliminary design through the life of the product, we assist our clients in every step of the process to ensure their dreams are fulfilled. RecWest provides turn-key services which include: professional on-site consultation, design, project management, logistics and installation, as well as superb life-long customer care.


Michael J. Bennett

Michael J. Bennett


Mike is the owner of RecWest and has been active in sales and management since 1993 when he started the company. He works with select entities in Los Angeles county. Over the last twenty-four years Mike has had the privilege of working on about 1,000 playground projects personally and with his hard working sales associates.

Mike is an avid fly fisherman, enjoys golf and from time-to-time takes a short ride on one of his vintage road bicycles.

Griselda Vargas

Griselda Vargas

Office Manager

Griselda’s duties include customer service, assisting accounting and support all outside sales reps. She has been with RecWest for 11 years, coming from 15 years in Retail. She is excellent in assisting customers with almost all their requests, from parts to designing a full structure.

When not at work, she enjoys crocheting and spending time with her grandkids.

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson

Recreation Consultant CPSI

Scott’s duties include developing and building new relationships throughout RecWest’s geography in its Education market. Providing guidance to Parent groups and School Administration to plan, design, and build new playgrounds for their students.

When he is not at work Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter outside in nature. He also has been competing in endurance events for a number of years. Scott has passion for what he does and enjoys being able to help build communities through exciting innovative playgrounds.

Nate Stutz

Nate Stutz

Recreation Consultant

Nate provides turnkey park and playground solutions for municipalities, landscape architects, developers and non-profit organizations across all of East Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties. He relishes the challenge of designing and building the best parks and playgrounds for his clients, regardless of their budgets.

Prior to joining RecWest, Nate was an owner, director and curriculum developer for outdoor leadership, recreation and camp programs. He is currently completing his Masters in Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University and is also a graduate from National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

Outside of helping his clients design and create dream playgrounds and parks, Nate is an avid rock climber and outdoor adventurer. He views the mountains and wilderness as his own personal playground.

Linn Dalvor Engen

Linn Dalvor Engen

Marketing Coordinator

Linn is in charge of all marketing activities for RecWest. She has Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management and a Master’s degree in International Marketing. Linn is very passionate about value creation in form of digital marketing and branding. She is working on creating more awareness towards the park and recreation industry by using digital- and social media.

When not at work she enjoys spending time horseback riding, hiking and traveling discover new places and adventures around the world.

Chris Tait

Chris Tait

Shade Structure Specialist

Chris is our shade structure specialist with over 25 years of experience in the outdoor recreation products industry.

He is a “Pyramid of Success” leadership presenter to high school athletes and coaches.

Chris also enjoys a variety of fitness activities including basketball, hiking, and swimming in his free time.



We are proud to build lifelong relationships while having the privilege of creating memories for thousands of communities throughout Southern California. Some of our fantastic clients include the County and City of Los Angeles, City of Pasadena, City of Long Beach, City of Santa Barbara, City of Bakersfield, LAUSD, Westfield Corporation and more. RecWest has helped create over 1700+ inspirational commercial parks and playgrounds. We look forward to providing thousands more.


“It is without hesitation and with the utmost confidence that I recommend the services of RecWest to anyone in the market for new playground equipment. Their professionalism and outstanding customer service is deeply appreciated and I look forward to working with them again in the near future”

-Bill Kearns, City of Norwalk, Director of Recreation and Park Services

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