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Who We Are

Carolina Recreation & Design is a full-service provider of commercial recreational products, outdoor shelters, and amenities for businesses and nonprofits alike. Here are a few things you should know about us:

  • We’ve been around since 2012, and our home center of operations continues to be based right here in
    Mooresville, NC
  • We’re happy to serve your needs all across NC, SC, and VA
  • Some of our recreation & outdoor design clients include local parks, schools, preschools, daycare
    centers, churches, clubs, YMCAs, daycares, hospitals, amusement parks, HOAs, and other businesses &
  • We offer premium-quality commercial products that are safe, fun, and built to last
  • We do more than just sell great products; we also offer complete site preparation, installation, and
    finishing services
About Us


Carolina Recreation & Design has a simple, uncomplicated mission:
We’re here to provide the best value in the industry, with a clear focus on safety and a keen eye for FUN!

Carolina Recreation & Design holds general contractor licenses in NC (#75066) & SC (#G119518). The services we offer go well beyond installation; we can also cover permits, excavation, electrical, water, sewer, masonry & stone work, concrete, landscaping, fencing, and whatever else is needed to make your site perfect!

How do we live out our mission?


Carolina Recreation & Design partners with only the best American manufacturers of quality commercial recreational products, shelters, and site furnishings


Great Products + Personalized Service + Worry-Free Installation & Site Prep = The Best Value in the Recreation & Design Industry!


We’re a full-service general contracting company that provides turnkey installation for everything we sell


From our first conversation with you all the way through until the job is done, we take care of you start-to-finish!


If it involves commercial recreational structures or equipment, outdoor shelters for any application, or essential site amenities, we can take care of it for you! Carolina Recreation & Design is a preferred provider of products from top U.S.-based manufacturers like Playcraft Systems, ICON Shelters, Water Splash, SII Structures, Engineered Wood Structures, Anova Furnishings, Leisure Craft, and CXT Concrete Buildings.

Picnic SheltersPicnic Shelters
Picnic Shelters

Offering both prefab steel and wooden picnic shelters from top makers like ICON and EWS.

Playground EquipmentPlayground Equipment
Playground Equipment

Featuring play structures and equipment from Playcraft Systems, we can help design your perfect playground!

Splash PadsSplash Pads
Splash Pads

Make your park or community center a true attraction by adding your own splash pad!

Shade StructuresShade Structures
Shade Structures

Great for providing shade to playgrounds, covering your athletic field seating, or other applications.


Our gazebos are stylish & distinctive, and they’re perfect covered gathering spaces for common areas.


These latticed structures can be used to create a tunnel-like passageway of climbing plants.


We have many band shell and amphitheater structures that are perfect for hosting outdoor events.


These post-supported structures are great for helping to shade walkways, decks, or outdoor seating spaces.

Playground SurfacingPlayground Surfacing
Playground Surfacing

We offer & install loose-fill surfacing like EWF to make your playground safer for children.

Sports EquipmentSports Equipment
Sports Equipment

From basketball goals to tether-ball units to net games, we can provide what you need.

Swing SetsSwing Sets
Swing Sets

Our selection of age-specific swing products includes tandem Playshare swings for both parent & child.

Fitness EquipmentFitness Equipment
Fitness Equipment

Our equipment for teens & adults is perfect for creating your custom outdoor fitness facility.

Picnic TablesPicnic Tables
Picnic Tables

Our picnic tables with attached seating are tasteful, comfortable, rugged, and perfect for the outdoors.


No playground, park, trail, or outdoor commons is complete without having some well-placed benches.

Trash ReceptaclesTrash Receptacles
Trash Receptacles

Our commercial receptacles can be custom-styled to match the look or theme of your site.


At Carolina Recreation & Design, we don’t do what we do within a vacuum. We’re proud to be a member of both local and national professional associations across our industry:

North Carolina Recreation & Park Association

North Carolina Recreation & Park Association

The NCRPA’s slogan is Changing Lives, Impacting Communities. This is the premier nonprofit education and advocacy organization for all things parks & rec in NC. The NCRPA strives to enhance the quality of local park, recreation and leisure services, and is seen as a leading state recreational body in America.

North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association

North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association

The NCNLA is a 501(c)(5) non-profit membership organization of firms interested in the welfare of North Carolina’s green industry, with special emphasis on the nursery and landscape industry. Its membership includes growers, landscape firms, garden centers, and industry suppliers, among others.

South Carolina Recreation & Parks Association

South Carolina Recreation & Parks Association

The SCRPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the professional development of its members and advocacy for parks, recreation and tourism opportunities in SC. The SCRPA has been a contributing factor in public and private recreation in SC, and a guiding influence in the lives of both youth and adults.

South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

South Carolina Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

The ASLA, SC Chapter exists to help empower and promote landscape architecture, along with its many benefits, for all of South Carolina. Its members include landscape architecture professionals, architects, planners, developers, engineers, product manufacturers and suppliers, and students, just to name a few.

Virginia Recreation & Park Society

Virginia Recreation & Park Society

The VRPS is a private, non-profit professional organization whose purpose is to unite all professionals engaged in the fields of recreation, parks and leisure services in VA. Its members work together to promote and improve the profession in all its diversity, in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association.

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association

IPEMA’s mission is to promote play, encourage safety, and provide certification programs for playground environments. IPEMA focuses on consistency of compliance, demonstrating professionalism, and integrity. Voice of Play is one of IPEMA’s best-known initiatives, promoting growth in the areas of children’s free play and best practices for playgrounds.


The Only Playground & Outdoor Equipment Contractor You Need in NC, SC, & VA

The Carolina Recreation & Design team is simply the best team for handling all of your commercial playground, recreational product, and general outdoor facility needs. Others can sell you equipment, but Carolina Recreation & Design has the tools, knowledge, and experience to take care of EVERYTHING from start to finish, including installation and even site preparation services. Most of our competitors simply can’t – or won’t – go the extra mile for you like we do. We provide complete, stress-free, turnkey solutions. Remember, our goal at Carolina Recreation & Design is to provide the absolute best value for your money, with a clear focus on safety, and a keen eye for FUN!