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Natural Playground at Montiavo

Natural Play, Natural Fun! Montiavo is a peaceful community set in the wonderful wine country of Sant Maria, CA.  It boasts beautifully landscaped grounds with various walking paths and trails as well as open courtyards. Montiavo is proud to introduce it’s very own Natural Playground, custom built and manufactured by PDPlay. It’s unique design features wood components made from natural Black Locust Wood found in Wisconsin.  Black Locust is typically used in high end home flooring for its durability and »

New Website, New Look!

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 look which is designed to make it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for. New Website, New Look! Please contact us to let us know what you think of our new website – all comments and feedback are welcome. Please also let »

Water Play

Water Play is another often requested element of Outdoor Learning Environments as it provides endless opportunities to learn. Our most popular Water Play feature is the Water Trough but if you prefer a more custom artistic design with sensor activated fish sprays or logic controlled random splash play to keep kids guessing, for example, we have the in-house expert design and construction services to make this dream a reality. If you have a sand »

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 recently completed the contract and are thrilled with the results! The playgrounds, located at child care centers on naval bases Kitsap-Bangor, Kings Bay, Murphy Canyon, and Pensacola, featured components such as local plants and boulders, mounds, and tree-surround seating areas to contribute to the authenticity of »

How to Design and Build a $20K Commercial Playground

Getting the most bang for your buck! $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 pretty quickly! At PDPlay, it’s important to us that our customers understand where each and every penny of their project goes. Accordingly, we’ve created a simple breakdown of what to expect and how to get the most »

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 of an office building down to the lobby, and even a bathroom-equipped tree house! In February of this year, we were asked to look at some very large stumps and logs from a eucalyptus tree that had been removed from a site where a low »

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 big dreams. Their philosophy was to allow the children to create, explore, and get as dirty as they wanted. We love those ideas! The first thing that was needed was to remove the old wooden play structure, plastic play house, and various portable items. »