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Fundraising

Fundraising

Fundraising  When planning your next playground project, it is important to not overlook the prospect of financing a portion, if not all of the expenses through fundraising or grants. Whether »


The Benefits Of Playing Music

The Benefits Of Playing Music

 PDPlay offers a number of outdoor musical instruments designed with acoustic precision and perfect tone that are a nice addition to any playground.  These creative playground components are built to maintain pure »


Expanded CNC Capabilities for Custom Signs and Panels!

Expanded CNC Capabilities for Custom Signs and Panels!

Expanded CNC Capabilities from PDPlay! CNC Machining is a process used in manufacturing that involves the use of computers to control machine tools such as a CNC Router.  CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. »


New  Website!

New Website!

We got a makeover!! After months of hard work and planning, we are excited to announce the launch of our newly re-designed PDPlay website. We hope that you like our new »


The Rise of The Playgrounds For Senior Citizens

The Rise of The Playgrounds For Senior Citizens

The Rise of The Playgrounds For Senior Citizens Senior citizens have long needed as much stimulation as they can get. When retirement arrives, it can be easy to just sit »


Playground Signs and Labels

Playground Signs and Labels

Playground signs and labels provide important information to adults to help keep children safe.  Some signs inform users of important guidelines, others warn of hazardous areas where there may be increased potential for injury. There also »


Military Child Development Centers (CDC’s)

Military Child Development Centers (CDC’s)

Child Development Centers (CDCs) are child care centers that offer care for children in age appropriate stimulating environments from ages 6 weeks to Kindergarten. The Philosophy of the CDC is »


Incorporating STEM on the Playground

Incorporating STEM on the Playground

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  STEM education is becoming increasingly important in our society »


Benefits of Natural Playgrounds

Benefits of Natural Playgrounds

Play is a hugely significant part of any child’s development, and creating safe, interactive and stimulating environments for children to play in is so important. Research has proven that children »


Fun for Fun Sake – Hillslides and Custom Water Play

Fun for Fun Sake – Hillslides and Custom Water Play

We love it when we create a new Outdoor Learning Environments at a childcare facility where the kids get involved in the construction.  It helps to broaden their learning process »


San Marcos High School Custom Outdoor Fitness Course

San Marcos High School Custom Outdoor Fitness Course

PDPlay was recently selected to design and build a custom outdoor fitness course for San Marcos High School in San Marcos, CA. The course included specially made fitness components and natural »


PDPlay Partners with the U.S. Navy for Natural Playground Project

PDPlay Partners with the U.S. Navy for Natural Playground Project

Last year, we were awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to build natural playgrounds at four separate bases in the U.S. for the families of Navy personnel to enjoy.  We »


How Much Does a Natural Playground Cost?

How Much Does a Natural Playground Cost?

Throughout the years, we’ve designed and built numerous natural playgrounds for schools, community centers, daycares, and more, and as with most purchases, one of the first questions we’re asked is: »


Poured-in-Place Turtle – Infant Playgrounds

Poured-in-Place Turtle – Infant Playgrounds

You already know that PDPlay manufactures and installs state of the art rubber poured-in-place rubberized surfacing, but did you also know we can create independent, custom fun shapes with the »


Building Playgrounds with Toothpaste Tubes

Building Playgrounds with Toothpaste Tubes

You already know that PDPlay builds playgrounds from recycled milk jugs, but did you also know that we can build them from recycled toothpaste tubes?! In fact, we recently teamed up with »


Amphitheater Seating from PDPlay

Amphitheater Seating from PDPlay

Our post consumer HDPE (high-density polyethylene) recycled plastic lumber is ideal for more than just playgrounds–in fact, we use the product to build shade structures, decks, recreation site furnishings, and »


5 Ways to Get Your Playground Back to School Ready

5 Ways to Get Your Playground Back to School Ready

August is upon us, and for educators, that means one thing: school is right around the corner! While most back to school planning is focused inside of the classroom, it’s »


6 Simple Ways to Incorporate Nature Into Your Playground

6 Simple Ways to Incorporate Nature Into Your Playground

Nature is the perfect learning environment for children to play with and among elements such as sand, water, and living plants. These components encourage physical and imaginative play, but are »


The Buddy Bench

The Buddy Bench

While our whole philosophy is based on the power of play, we understand that every child doesn’t always have someone to play with. Reaching out to a new friend on »


Interactive Play at The White House

Interactive Play at The White House

By now, you’ve seen the incredible line of interactive play structures available from PDPlay. These innovative products bring the indoors outside, offering elements that invite players to improve fitness and develop and »


Playground Safety Surfacing

Playground Safety Surfacing

Long gone are the days of metal playgrounds atop unrelenting concrete!  Instead, today’s playgrounds are built with strict safety guidelines for each and every component, including the surfaces they’re built upon.  At PDPlay, we have »


The Play Deficit

The Play Deficit

The lack of play is causing innumerable issues in children today.  Considering that play promotes intellectual, physical, and social benefits, children devoid of play are missing out on aspects that are vital »


Get Moving with Parkour

Get Moving with Parkour

Looking to incorporate a full-body workout on your playground?  Then look no further than Parkour equipment by Lappset Group, now available from PDPlay! Day by day, parkour is getting more recognition and »


Fun for Fido: Dog Park Equipment from PDPlay

Fun for Fido: Dog Park Equipment from PDPlay

Kids aren’t the only ones having fun on the playground! PDPlay is proud to present a new line of dog park equipment designed to help stimulate physical and mental activity.  Made »


Take Your Parents to the Playground Day

Take Your Parents to the Playground Day

Back in 2009, PDPlay established a national day for children to get outdoors and take their parents to their workplace–the playground!  Falling annually on the weekend prior to Easter on »


Bring the Indoors Outside with Interactive Play from Lappset

Bring the Indoors Outside with Interactive Play from Lappset

In addition to our line of 100% recycled HDPE playgrounds, we now offer a collection of components that are both engaging and entertaining with Interactive Play from Lappset. This innovative »


Surviving Sandy Through Play

Surviving Sandy Through Play

Hurricane Sandy struck Seaside Park, N.J. more than one year ago, leaving an inconceivable path of destruction in its wake. Like many who experienced the wrath of Sandy, Seaside Park »


Castle Park Fitness Course

Castle Park Fitness Course

PDPlay was selected to design and build a custom fitness course by the Sweetwater Union School District. The San Diego Chargers charity, Chargers Community Foundation, funded the fitness course through »


Rust Never Sleeps

Rust Never Sleeps

The debate rages on regarding recycled plastic commercial play systems versus metal play systems. With metal play systems, you have the opportunity to create shapes such as angled and curved »


What Exactly is a Hillslide?

What Exactly is a Hillslide?

Hillslides are one of the most popular components of our Outdoor Learning Environments, creating a more natural (and fun!) approach to an age-old playground favorite. But what exactly is a »


How to Design and Build a $20K Commercial Playground

How to Design and Build a $20K Commercial Playground

$20,000 might seem like a lot of money when it comes to designing and building a commercial playground, but as with most construction projects, things can start to add up »


Building Playgrounds from Recycled Plastic

Building Playgrounds from Recycled Plastic

While building playgrounds from recycled milk containers may seem like a cool concept, at PDPlay, our work’s purpose is much more than that. We believe that the environment our children »


Outdoor Learning Environment at El Norte

Outdoor Learning Environment at El Norte

Having been in the commercial playground industry for over 25 years, I have been asked to design some strange things: submarines, sand airplanes, spiral slides coming from the fifth floor »


Outdoor Learning Environment at La Jolla United Methodist Church

Outdoor Learning Environment at La Jolla United Methodist Church

La Jolla United Methodist Church’s CDC director contacted us to help design and build an Outdoor Learning Environment. As with many of our jobs, they had a small space but »


PDPlay Pad at Legoland

PDPlay Pad at Legoland

Legoland in Carlsbad, CA selected PDPlay to help them with the surfacing portion of their Las Vegas exhibit. They were looking for a cost effective surfacing option that could »


PDPlay Vine Climber – Natural Playground

PDPlay Vine Climber – Natural Playground

Earlier this year, Shasta Community College in Red Bluff, CA purchased a life like Vine Climber from PDPlay for their on campus Child Development Center (CDC). This CDC is »


New Outdoor Learning Environment at Camp Pendleton in San Diego

New Outdoor Learning Environment at Camp Pendleton in San Diego

Another Outdoor Learning Environment by PDPlay. PDPlay was selected to build several playgrounds at a child development center recently constructed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County. »