When you mix materials, textures, and styles, it creates a world that seems real and authentic. It’s this attention to detail that makes our work rise above what’s being done elsewhere in the industry. So much more than the traditional post and platform play structure. Your project deserves a play environment that sets you apart and draws people from other communities to visit and interact with something original.
Fish Creek Park Preserve
Cre8Play, The City of Grand Prairie, The PlayWell Group (our exclusive representaive in Texas) and a group of amazing volunteers joined forces to create one GRAND playground for the Fish Creek Forest Preserve. Our Western Frontier Themed Play environment complete with a Custom Treefort Structure, Clubhouse, Campfire and Jail House is the first of it's kind to arrive in Texas. Rome wasn't built in a day, but thanks to the dedication and hard work of community members this project came together in record time. Install Day
Dulles 28 Centre
Just minutes from Dulles International Airport, this unique themed structure is a great way to spend some time. Made of concrete and steel, this mini-airport just wouldn’t be complete without a runway, an air traffic control tower, and realistic luggage to climb on. So, fasten your seat belts, we’re taking adventure to a whole new altitude!
Bringing the outdoors inside is no picnic. This whimsical camp-themed play area is the perfect place to spend a weekend. Complete with a waterfall slide and campfire, kids of all ages are transported into the deep woods of Minnesota. Climb over soft boulders, crawl through a hollow log or just hang out in the log cabin. Marshmallows not included!
Mill Mountain Park
Mill Mountain Park, the most visited park in of Roanoke, VA is a natural extension of the National Park Service’s Blue Ridge Parkway. Always crowded with people the City wanted to incorporate a naturalized play environment that would fit seamlessly into the nature of the site. A traditional post and platform structure wasn’t going to do the trick. Cre8Play worked with Roanoke to create what the community now calls, 'Mill Mountain Children’s Adventure Area’.
There are those places that are maybe too cold…too hot for the kids to play outside (we know too cold here in Minnesota) So, we take it indoors. Check out these examples of some indoor projects we have worked on. We take the same approach to durability and play-value as we do in our outdoor equipment. Yah, it really is that cool!
The folks at Kinderberry Hill believe that children learn best through discovery and creative exploration. What better environment for a kid to explore than a custom play experience. This award winning nature-themed play environment helps children experience the joy and excitement of learning while developing an appreciation for their individuality in a healthy and challenging child care atmosphere.
This award winning themed, life-like design and sound effects accompany slides, forests, a tree house, and even a cave. Kids are able to climb inside cliffs imitating the St. Croix River Valley, then zoom down a mountain spiral slide emerging from a cave. Children also can venture to the top of the tree house, cross over to the gigantic fallen tree, and race down a 30-foot superslide! For a more challenging adventure, kids can explore the tree foam forest and cross through the tube jam.
Twin Lakes Park
Inspired by a former on-site rock quarry that once supplied limestone for the city of Cincinnati, Twin Lakes Playground celebrates the natural history of the site and region. Limestone slab benches and boulders define the edges of the playground, and the custom play equipment echoes native trees and logs. The beautifully planted playground also includes a rain garden to collect storm water and a wide variety of plants that engage children’s senses. Eden Park, Cincinnati, OH - Client: Cincinnati Park Board - Designer: Human Nature, Inc.
Newtown Dream Dog Park
One lucky person's dream became a Cre8Play reality. The winner of The Beneful Wagworld Dream Dog Park Contest submitted their idea of the perfect dog park, and was given $500,000 to make that dream turn into reality. DIY Network's Jason Cameron, Purina Beneful Dog Food, and yours truly were a part of this tail waggin project. Newtown Park (one of the top dog parks in the country) is now home to our very own, very custom Dog Bones, Log Crawls and Log Steppers. Newtown Dream Dog Park
Rutledge Wilson Farm
This one-of-a-kind farm-themed play environment is part of a 207-acre farm park which provides education and recreation for the community. Kids of all ages can enjoy climbing up a giant hay bale, exploring the inside of a lifelike barn, and scaling realistic rock formations.
Experience the beautiful mountain spirit of Snowmass Village at this unique playground! Climb up the log steps, slide down a hollow tree trunk, explore the inside of a tree house, or hang from the monkey bars, all the while enjoying the majestic view year-round! Custom made to compliment Mother Nature’s beauty.
Cottonwood Creek Park
The city of Irving Texas started with a goal of providing a fun play atmosphere, inviting to both special needs and able body children. Cre8play took their goals, embodied their mission of promoting high quality and ran with it! Cottonwood Creek Park is home to 4 of Cre8play's first ever hybrid play structures. We took several traditional play elements, put them in the hands of our "design guy" and what was cre8ted are truly the coolest looking clubhouses you will ever see.
Sunken Ship 'Hurricane Ali'
Hurricane Ali is the latest in our fleet of awesome structures. This ship won Best of Show
at the 2009 ASLA conference. Designed to look like a ship smashed on the rocks, it includes a first-of-a-kind Climber/Slide. Yep, a Slide that goes through a Climber. Complete with a Cave, Cargo Climb, Internal Climber, a working Telescope and interactive sounds. The level of detail and textures in the sculpted concrete illustrates careful craftsmanship and design excellence. Download more...
All play equipment and site amenities were custom-designed for Bowen Park based on the Hitchcock Design Group's conceptual drawings. Thought was given to each area and play element to maximize interpretation opportunities and explored as a place to reinforce the “Forest Findings” theme. This was the recipient of Illinois Landscape Architects Honor Award 2008.
United Auburn Indian Community
The United Auburn Indian Community of the Auburn Rancheria has deep rooted historical and community values. Cre8Play was given the opportunity to provide a unique park environment that would incorporate their values and continue to strengthen the community involvement. The results are breathtaking.
Tug Boat - Accessible
In colaboration with Shane's Inspiration
, we created this innovate universally accessible play environment located near Richmond's spectacular Olympic Oval. The city of Richmond is one of the official Venue Cities of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The structure designed to look like a life-size tugboat, includes 2 slides, an observation deck, a control room, a log ADA Transfer Platform, interactive sounds
and a real bell to ring, all accessible by a ramp.
Since Super Typhoon Pamela, Guam, a U.S. territory and home to a number of military bases, has stepped up it's construction codes. Almost all new construction requires... you guessed it, Concrete! Since Guam is located in what's known as "Typhoon Alley", they called upon us to create structures that provide not only unique design, but also long lasting durability! Pamela is no match for Cre8Play!
Discover and learn about Michigan's Great Lakes and Landscape at the new Universally Accessible playscape at Waterford Oaks. In promoting accessibility and inclusive play, Cre8Play's tree fort structure, elevated sandbox and other themed logs and rocks were designed to challenge little explorers of all abilities. Explore More of Waterford Oak's Playground.
Tree Top Playground
Tree Top Playground is nature-themed and constructed to go beyond the ADA expectations of accessibility.The equipment was designed to be accessible for children of all abilities. Shaw Park - Tree Top Playground includes a custom tree house design with accessible swings, ramping to the tallest slides, and specialized activity areas. The city of Clayton designed the playground, collaborating with Unlimited Play and Cre8Play.
The Kidsville Playground features a natural theme, anchored by a realistic 20' tree house and boasts 44 activities-including a large 'play web', telescopes and talk tubes. Push a button in the play house, and a bird song is heard. Up in the tree house, another button will activate the interactive sound of a squirrel chattering. Walk across the bridge and it creaks. Solar Cells on the clubhouse and tree house roofs provide the power for the sound system.
Cre8Play was commissioned to replace an iconic Goose Slide in Regina, Saskatchewan. Originally created by artist Russell Yuisty in 1979. He created a similar structure for the Spokane World's Fair in the early 70's. Wanting to maintain the history and architectural look of the Goose, Cre8Play was selected to recreate a modern day, compliant version of the Canadian Goose. She stands almost 13' tall, 28' long with a wing span of 22', the result is spectacular!
Cre8Play collaborated with Unlimited Play
to put together this amazing, all-inclusive Bug Themed Playground. The brand new playground includes a giant Mushroom, Several Whimsical Bug Climbers, interactive sounds and a fully functional giant-size piano that the kids can run, roll, and climb across to compose their own music.
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We came, they saw, WE CONQUERED!! ASLA 2011 (American Society of Landscape Architects) has now come and gone and what a whirlwind of event it was. We didn't just "pull it off", we totally knocked it out of the park! Our booth was a gleaming example of cutting edge custom. Pictures could never truly give you the extent of true jaw dropping effect we caused. Hopefully you were able to experience these in the flesh. If not, stand by... We'll soon share with you where you can see it in person!
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Goddard Park Barn
Innovative, Spectacular, and Stupendously Unique are just a few of the adjectives we've heard used to describe this incredible project. The Goddard Park Barn which soars nearly 20' into the sky was designed to replicate the typical Mushroom and Horse Farms of Pennsylvania. From the Mushroom Climbers and Slides Galore, to the Hay Bale Climber that is also an Accessible Transfer Station, this one's got it ALL.
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JT's Grommet Island
JT's Grommet Island Beach Park and Playground For EveryBODY is the first of its kind in America. The idea was born when Josh Thompson's family wanted to go to the beach, but he stayed behind because of the difficulty of getting his wheelchair to the beach. On the rubberized play surface is a surfboard, dolphins and waves. The surfboard provides an accessible place for people to pose for pictures while pretending to ride the waves. For a larger view, click on the image (Bigger is always better).
Enchanted Forest - Indoor
As children enter this fully accessible sensory-rich space, they’re immersed into their surroundings which has realistic surfaces including a variety of exhibits such as hollow trees, themed forest floor, wall murals, streams of water, tree forts, and more. They are transported into an alternate universe where light changes from sunrise to night time complete with twinkling stars and the sounds of the forest which switches from the morning twitter of birds to evening crickets and howls. Check out the YouTube Video HERE
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Enchanted Forest - Outdoor
The outside is the extremely imaginative Village which lyes on the edge of the Enchanted Forest. Kids can discover the Hobbits secret homes, surrounding the sacred magical dragon tree protecting the Village. Each of the uniquely designed homes are connected by rocks, bridges and pure imagination.Check out the YouTube Video HERE
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The City of Southlake, TX recently built an new park which includes the installation of multi-use fields with a concession building and pathways. When it came to the playground, they wanted something spectacular. Cre8Play stepped up and cre8ed nothing short of amazing.
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'Brumble's Forest' at Meadowmere Park is Dubbed as "One of The MOST Unique Playgrounds" located in Grandview MO. Cre8Play once again cre8ed a one-of-a-kind ADA Accessible structure. This unique project includes a Custom Tree Fort featuring extensive tactile elements, multiple climbers, topped off with larger than life Dodo, Indri and Sloth Sculptures, this playground is sure to provide the city of Grandview with never ending recreation opportunities. For a larger view, click on the image (Bigger is always better!)