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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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Site Furnishings

Create safe outdoor spaces for your school or business with environmentally-friendly site furnishings from PDPlay.

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Children and Play Structures

Play Structures

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

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Shade Structure

Shade Structures

PDPlay customizable shade sails and shade structures are an economical and durable option to provide up to 98% UV and shade protection.

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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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