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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.
Forest Lookout

Forest Lookout transforms a steep, forbidding landscape into a center for running & climbing play. Enter through the 6’ x 6’ Clubhouse on stilts which leads to a 2' x 9' straight bridge over two swings and a climbing tower. Ready for some excitement? Scamper across the 2’ x 12’ swinging bridge that hangs over a gully to reach a 7' x 7’ octagon tree deck on the other side. We’ve further harnessed the power of this sloped yard with an embankment slide & double water cannon. Look out below!

Pasadena Playhouse

Pasadena Playhouse was designed to elegantly fill in the previously unused space on top of the upper retaining wall. A series of platforms and steps lead to the 1-story playhouse with gable roof & side deck with rung ladder. Along the way to the playhouse, take a detour down the 1st of 2 slides or climb down the rope net ladder. The mid-level retaining area is filled with bark chip and secured with rope net railing that curves to follow the edge of the lower retaining wall. Chutes & ladders!

Check out our Time Lapse video showing the 5-day installation of Pasadena Playhouse!

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.

Dreams Happen 2015

HERE NOW - our Dreams Happen, 100% donated, custom redwood playhouse, at the Nordstrom Plaza in the Stanford Shopping Center. From May 2nd to June 5th, our playhouse along with 13 other playhouse submissions by renowned Architect/Builder teams, will be showcased at the mall. 

Every 2 years, since 1999, we have donated a playhouse to help raise funds for Rebuilding Together Peninsula.  This year, Barbara & the Siegelson Family have donated "The Play's the Thing" - a celebration of all types of play: imaginative, physical, theatrical and musical.

This year, renown architect, Frank Gehry, (new Facebook campus, Walt Disney Concert Hall and Guggenheim Museum, Bilboa Spain) is designing a playhouse (see article: http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/business/20150324/gehry-playhouse-to-be-auctioned-as-part-of-dreams-happen).

Come take a look, then join us on Saturday, June 6th for the auction! To purchase an event reservation for the auction, click here.

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.