Looking for a Killer Career? We are here for you. Fair warning- although we recognize we are a bunch of goof balls, we are still waaaaay to picky about the people we work with. When you get right down to it, you probably don't even qualify. Most don't. Nevertheless, once in a great while we do run across someone that lives and breathes our core values and 'gets' what it means to be work with us. If you are such an anomaly and have a marketable skill...click here...you could be Cre8Play material.
The indisputable BEST of two Custom Worlds collaborated together on a top secret project. We're taking you behind the scenes to show you just what went down in order to bring you one of THE most Cre8ive builds yet. Click here to see the current episode. Tune into the Discovery Channel next Monday, November 5 at 9:00 PM P/E
Our new brochure is still warm from the printers, but what's even hotter is the digital version that is guaranteed to provide instant (custom) gratification with just one simple click! Click Here
Landscape Architect and Specifier News, The industry trade magazie for Commercial Landscape Specifiers nationwide published an article on Creating an Immersive Playground Experience by our very own 'Design Guy' Todd Lehman. Check out this awesome article at: Click Here
The accolades just keep coming! Cre8Play has been presented with an Excellence in Development Design Award for J.T. Grommet Island Park & Playground for Best Recreation/Entertainment/Hospitality by the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate.
Saturday February 11th hospital leaders held the official ribbon cutting ceremonies for El Paso's first fully dedicated children's hospital. Thousands of visitors came to see what will be a life changing facility for the children of Texas. 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.
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.
Check out the YouTube video: HERE
Saturday February 11th hospital leaders held the official ribbon cutting ceremonies for El Paso's first fully dedicated children's hospital. Thousands of visitors came to see what will be a life changing facility for the children of Texas. 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.
Not to toot our own horn, but when it's about a projects this COOL, why the heck not! TOOT TOOT! We are ecstatic to announce, shout, write on the walls, that we the people of Cre8Play have been officially selected by The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to be a part of the Walker Mill Regional Park Project and the Tucker Road C.P. Play Area. Walker Mill will be the biggest, bestest (yes bestest) project we have been a part of yet. There are SO many facets to this project that words alone cannot describe to you in true detail, so let us show you. Take a sneak peek
The home of Cre8play is not your typical manufacturing plant. It’s crawling with wolves, spiders and other wild creatures. Not only do we cre8 Fabulous Play Environments, we also get pretty Cre8ive (newsworthy as a matter of fact) with our very own work environment too! Read the full article The Metropolitan Council had written recently about Cre8Play's "Head Honcho" himself and our new facility which are both any thing BUT typical! Read All About it!
Cre8Play is pleased to announce that its themed play elements are now available to purchase through the HGACBuy, a nationwide government-procurement service that establishes competitively priced contracts for goods with the assurance that all contracts have been awarded through a competitive, public bidding process that is compliant with state bidding contracts. For more informaiton, click here.
Yea, I know..I know. Our site isn't iPad friendly. Imagine how frustrated all of us Mac Geeks are here at Cre8Play that we can't see our own site!?. We are in the process of building a wickedly cool new web site (would you expect anything different?!) In the mean time, feel free to download a Cre8Play Presentation in PDF format:
Be sure to check out the October 2011 issue of Landscape Architect and Spedifier News magazine. It features another awesome Cre8Play structre at 'Paradise Peninsula Playscape' in Waterford Oaks Country Park.
The newly completed, all-inclusive Bug Themed playground's colorful equipment allows kids of all abilities to play together, according to a news release from the city. The playground was named for Brendan Schmitt, a Westhoff Elementary School student who has a rare genetic disease, Rothmund-Thomson Syndrome.
Cre8Play recently built a play environment for Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation at Fish Creek Forest Park. The whole system was installed in one day thanks to many volunteers. Check out the install video here.
Check out this article on our project in Buffalo, New York. Buffalo Rising has been one of the region's most dynamic websites since the site launched in 2004. They cover the positive and interesting people and places that make the City of Buffalo unique. Last year, they welcomed over 2 million visits and served over 5 million pages.
We recently teamed up with the the City of Colleyville and our exclusive representative in Texas; The PlayWell Group to Cre8t our tallest EVER Tree Fort structure. This beauty stands an astonishing 20' tall (21' if you count the critter atop), includes our longest to date custom made 12' enclosed spiral slide, and 3 brand spanking new web climbers. It was truly was a designers dream to be a part of this renovation!
Well, at least in our world. Our 2011 Brochure is hot off the digital printer and looks awesome! Go green and download it here: Cre8Play 2011 Brochure.pdf
If you are the tactile type, we'll be happy to send you a real (recycled) paper one. Hollar at us: Click Here
Oh Gnome we di'nt! Oh, yes we did! We showed Gnome mercy at ASLA, we led the pack again for the best booth at this years ASLA conference in Washington DC. When you lead the industry in creative design, Gnome one will get in your way.
See you in a few weeks in Minneapolis at NRPA. Bring all your friends and Gnome's!
Todd Lehman, Cre8Play Owner and Executive Creative Director was interviewed for this months issue of The Park & Rec Trades, one of the industries highest acclaimed magazines about the future of playground design.
Click Here to Download the Article
Cre8Play has been selected to replace an iconic Goose Slide in Regina, Saskatewan. 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 has been selected to recreate a modern day, compliant version of the Canadian Goose.
With our short attention span, our design team has come up with some killer new and exciting designs that will exceed your expectations. You've got to check these out!
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!
Cre8Play is honored and excited to be a part of a 2010 Olympic Legacy Project. This amazing project will be providing disabled children with three universally accessible play areas within Canada. The Middle Arm Waterfront Greenway Park in Richmond British Columbia will be the home to our latest and greatest custom creation! Cre8Play will be building a fully accessible structure that is reminiscent of the boom boats (tug boats) used for log booming. Park visitors can take in the sights of Fraser River log booming while the little ones play and get lost in imagination on Cre8Play's life-like version. The project is on schedule for completed in time for the start of the 2010 Olympic Games.
ASLA in Chicago ~ Check.
NRPA in Salt Lake City ~ Check.
Our booth was without a doubt the COOLEST display there!
Click here to download images from show.
When Google wanted a cool, swanky, fun way to get from the 3rd to the 2nd floor in the San Francisco Google Offece, they turned to the coolest, swanky-est, fun-est company Cre8Play to make it happen. You have to check this out!
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 will soon be 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 cre8ed are truly the coolest looking clubhouses you will ever see.
Independently judged by Twin Cities-based landscape architects, winners were selected for creativity and excellence in a Commercial Exterior - Grand Prize winner Kinderberry Hill Day Care playground was recognized for, displaying "careful craftsmanship and design excellence, especially in the attention to detail from railings to rock walls."