Outdoor Learning Environments

Extend the classroom into the outdoors where children can play with and among natural elements such as sand, water & living plants.

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Natural Playground

Tree stumps can be utilized for seating purposes, as “stepping stones” or climbers, or in a variety of other exciting and educational ways.

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Play Structures

Our Pint-Size Play structures are especially designed to meet the developmental needs of infants and pre-toddlers.

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Dog Park Structures

PDPlay offers a full line of dog park equipment to help dogs get exercise, obedience training, and develop social skills with other canine and human friends.

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“We are so happy with the tile surfacing you installed at Hunters Pointe. Your team did a wonderful job out here and we feel so fortunate to have found your company!”

- Mary

“We were pleased with all aspects PDPlay Pad. We would recommend this company unconditionally!”

- Reverend Mark

“Just wanted to say thanks for the great looking playground. It is heavily used everyday and that tire swing is a major hit!”

- Sandy

“I am happy to let you know how much fun our children are having in the new play yard built by PDPlay!”

- Margarita

“PDPlay helped transform our old and tired playground into a vibrant, colorful, and enjoyable play area for kids! PDPlay was unbelievably helpful and easy to work with.”

- Nestor

We have a strong commitment to providing fun and safe play environments for children as well as to the preservation of the earth’s natural resources.

PDPlay uses 100% recycled plastic to create bright and colorful play structures and other site amenities that are safer and more durable than conventional wood and metal equipment. In addition to the recycled plastic line of products, for the past 7 years we have focused heavily on building natural playgrounds which are the most environmentally friendly playgrounds on the planet.

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PDPlay Vine Climber – Natural Playground

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New Outdoor Learning Environment at Camp Pendleton in San Diego

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