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Custom Play Structures
Custom play structures are site-specific and designed to fit all kinds of challenging terrain: a small space, a steep hill or ravine, retaining walls, lots of trees to fit around, or any challenging space that just calls for something unique! Barbara will meet with you to look at your yard and brainstorm ideas. Her goal is to design and build the perfect play structure for your space and your family. For information about how to order your own custom play structure, click here.

Custom Play Structures
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Custom play structures are site-specific and designed to fit all kinds of challenging terrain: a small space, a steep hill or ravine, retaining walls, lots of trees to fit around, or any challenging space that just calls for something unique! Barbara will meet with you to look at your yard and brainstorm ideas. Her goal is to design and build the perfect play structure for your space and your family. For information about how to order your own custom play structure, click here.
Castle Court
The entrance to Castle Court is a dramatic Gatehouse with faux drawbridge leading up to a lockable portcullis gate set between twin towers with matching "Fleur de Lis" coat of arms. A 10’ long Swinging Bridge with hand-woven rope net railings connects the Gatehouse to the upper level of an imposing, medieval 18' high Dodecagon Tower with secret staircase! The tree-filled courtyard between the Gatehouse and the Dodecagon Tower is enclosed with 52' of 5' high Bailey fencing with secret entrance. This authentic fortress stronghold is well hidden deep inside a grove of trees.
Crooked Gap Clubhouse

In the middle of a little wilderness, tucked away on a steep hillside, the Crooked Gap Clubhouse is a great place for rambunctious kids to spend time outside! Just getting to the entrance ramp requires sliding down a hill while holding on to the Giant Rope wrapped around the tree that stands guard at the top. Once on deck, there is access to the hill below via the challenging Rock Climbing Wall and/or the Coil Climber. Click on Slideshow (above) to take a peek at more images.

Rugged Ruckus
Rugged Ruckus is the ideal "treehouse without a tree". Instead of a tree, Barbara used tree parts: twig & log railings, a hand-crafted Twisted Log Climb, a Knotted Rope Climb wrapped securely around the knurly end of a 10' log cantilevered off the top of the Main Fort, and 5 Tree Stump Steps. Provide your own logs & twigs, or let us find them for extra charge. The large, lower-level Clubhouse provides great indoor space for kids to hang out in. The rest of the play structure is geared to be open with many challenging activities for both younger & older kids. The single color exterior palette lends to the tree fort ambiance and helps the structure blend seamlessly into its surroundings. A great "tree fort" when a tree is not available!
Pasadena Playhouse
Pasadena Playhouse flows along the side of the yard and then angles to the back, all on a slight incline so that each section "steps up" the slope.  The large Double Playhouse anchors the front with the Hexagon Treefort in the middle and the Lookout Tower with sandbox below anchors the end. In between, two very long, fun bridge-over-swings. This large play structure is strategically placed to leave plenty of yard space.
Hillside Hamlet

Hillside Hamlet played a starring role in House Beautiful TV's episode entitled "Kids Live Here Too." One of Barbara's most ambitious projects, the Hillside Hamlet’s four Towers and four connecting Bridges nestle into an ivy-covered hill. The unusual black, white, and gray color scheme of this luxury play structure gives it serenity and complements the classic palette of the client's home and guest house.