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Military Base Child Development Centers

Naval Air Station

PDPlay has provided natural playgrounds and outdoor learning environments to military child development centers all over the U.S. Child Development Centers (CDCs) are on-post facilities that offer full-time, part-time and hourly child care service options for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. These facilities help reduce stress on families and support workforce readiness. Caregivers receive extensive training and are committed to providing children with developmental experiences in nationally accredited environments. The Philosophy of »

Keeping Your Playground Clean

Your playground, if not properly sanitized, can become a hazard to public health and safety.  To keep your playground safe for children and the community, a routine cleaning schedule is necessary is combatting the spread of viruses and bacteria. Clean, Sanitize, Disinfect Knowing the difference… Cleaning is a process designed to eliminate debris from a surface or item. Cleaning also reduces the total microorganism count. It should be followed by rinsing. Sanitizing is a »

Take Your Parents to the Playground Day

PDPlay’s National Day For Children Back in 2009, PDPlay established a national day for children to get outdoors and take their parents to their workplace–the playground!  Falling annually on the weekend prior to Easter on Saturday, Take Your Parents to the Playground Day coincides with the Children & Nature Awareness Month, an event established by the Children & Nature Network (C&NN) to call attention to the importance of providing opportunities for all children to »

Natural Playgrounds. What does it cost?

Throughout the years, we’ve designed and built numerous natural and commercial playgrounds for schools, community centers, daycares, and more, and as with most purchases, one of the first questions we’re asked is: How much does a natural playground cost? While the question is straightforward the answer is not always so easy.  Cost depends on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the readiness of the proposed area, accessibility of the proposed area »

The Developmental Benefits of Sand & Water Play


As children splish and splash water or scoop and dump sand, they are unknowingly learning while having fun. The self-directed play offered at sand or water tables, helps children improve their coordination skills, use their gross motor and cognitive skills, learn some fundamentals of math, and test out their artistic expression. Here are some of the incredible developmental benefits of sand & water play. Coordination Skills While children are shoveling sand or collecting water »

Natural Playground at Montiavo

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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. Its 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 »


Fundraising  When planning your next playground project, it is important to not overlook the prospect of financing a portion, if not all of the expenses through fundraising or grants. Whether you are a private organization, a non-profit or a community team, there are a many resources available to assist with your playground project.  When planning to fundraise or seek out grants for your project, keep in mind that this process is going to take »

The Benefits Of Playing Music

The Benefits Of Playing Music  PDPlay offers a number of outdoor musical instruments designed with acoustic precision and perfect tone that are a nice addition to any playground.  These creative playground components are built to maintain pure and soothing tones through years of rigorous play and exposure to the elements of nature.  Perfect for music beginners and experts alike! Music is a global, artistic language that creates community, connection and a sense of belonging. Some studies »

Expanded CNC Capabilities for Custom Signs and Panels!

Expanded CNC Capabilities from PDPlay! CNC Machining is a process used in manufacturing that involves the use of computers to control machine tools such as a CNC Router.  CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control.  There are many advantages to using a CNC Router versus a hand router. CNC Routers give designers the ability to create beautiful and intricate custom signs that are fabricated with precision. The process is much more accurate than manual routing and can be repeated in exactly the »

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 »