Empowering Communities Big and Small

Community Build * Inclusive * 2nd Gen * Natural Play * Hybrid

We produce custom designed play structures that are safe, affordable and all-inclusive. We have a passion for design, quality construction, and the community build – a proud tradition in which playground designers and building consultants work alongside community volunteers to produce play structures.


We adhere to the highest standards of design and construction, and offer a wide palette of materials, to satisfy any working budget or request.


All of our structures are built in compliance with current ASTM International standards, Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) guidelines, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines, which will soon be released. Our designers and builders are National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (see nrpa.org). Safety surfacing meets ASTM guidelines for impact attenuation and accessibility.


“Play by Design was always available to answer questions, soothe strains and lend their skills, good nature and generous spirit throughout the entire process.”

“Architecture that respects and honors the complexity of a child’s mind.”

“This project changed our town. Play by Design helped us imagine a place of magic, then provided the skills, information and energy to build it.”

“The new playground will continue to be an integral component in the ongoing development and implementation of each one of our children’s programs. We feel fortunate to have found Play by Design.”

-Louis Castriota, JR., President & CEO of Leg UP Farm, a nonprofit therapy center in York County, Pennsylvania, for children with disabilities and development delays.