Freestanding Playground Equipment That’s Ideal for Schools, Preschools, Daycare Centers, Parks, Churches, and More!

Freestanding Playground Equipment for Public & Private Facilities

Looking to create a new playground, or expand your existing playground? Freestanding playground equipment is a great way to add some fun elements for children to play upon and enjoy as a group, or just be able to explore individually on their own! Freestanding structures can be designed to fit within any available site space or budget, and they’re a wonderful addition to any commercial playground. And the fine folks at Carolina Recreation & Design are happy to offer and install a full selection of freestanding outdoor play equipment to meet your needs!

Carolina Recreation & Design specializes in offering the finest commercial playground designs, play structures, play sets, freestanding commercial equipment, picnic tables, and other playground accessories depending on your needs in Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Our products are made from the highest-quality materials and are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Don’t wait; give us a call today at (704) 664-1833 and add more fun to your playground with our equipment.

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I just built a daycare center and called Carolina Recreation & Design to work with me for playground equipment installation. They were great. The crew they sent out was very professional; they followed the timeline they promised. Great company to work with. The playground they gave me will make a lot of kids happy and safe.


Carolina Recreation & Design was very easy to work with when our neighborhood association decided to upgrade the features at the park. From the initial contact to the final inspection, it was a great all-round experience. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to install a commercial playground in their community.


Our church considers Carolina Recreation & Design a part of our family. They have designed and built three play spaces at our church so far. Carolina Recreation & Design creativity, along with their professionalism, make working with them a joy. The final product is safe, current to industry standards, and, most of all, a fun space for the children. We would recommend Carolina Recreation & Design to anyone interested in upgrading their play spaces.


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Benefits of Freestanding Play Equipment for Children

If children or families with children are key areas of focus for your organization, then providing a safe, fun, and engaging place for children to be able to play outdoors is absolutely essential. Every school, preschool, daycare center, church, park, and community center needs a playground. Albert Einstein famously observed that “play is the highest form of research,” and countless studies point to the many cognitive, social, and health benefits of physical play for children.

But what kind of commercial playground facility is best? One that combines larger play systems and connected features with various individual, freestanding play elements. Here are just a few advantages that go along with adding some freestanding items to your playground site:

  • Freestanding elements are a great way to add more variety to your playground
  • Freestanding playground equipment allows you to add some fun to smaller spaces and update your play area with minimal expense
  • Adding freestanding equipment can help to re-energize a playground for kids of all ages and ability levels
  • Introducing a complement of individual elements can help to connect and flesh out the central theme of your play area, making it even more engaging for children
  • You can really get the most out of your playground budget by adding just the right selection of exciting freestanding items

There’s almost an endless variety of different freestanding elements you can choose

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Some Exciting Categories of Freestanding Play Elements We Offer at Carolina Recreation & Design

What types of freestanding items are available to be delivered and installed by Carolina Recreation & Design? Pretty much anything you can think of! From slides, to climbers, to swings, to motion elements, to items designed for even the youngest children, we’ve got all of that and much more. Plus, we also offer freestanding elements designed to help match and express a number of popular playground themes. With Carolina Recreation & Design, you’ve got plenty of options! Here’s a sampling of just some of what we have to offer:

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Freestanding Climbers

Climbers aren’t just fun horizontal or vertical events for children to explore and navigate. A climber is also a great tool for helping to develop a child’s strength and coordination. We’ve got climbers in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and material combinations.

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Freestanding Motion

Motion elements can be exciting for children of all ages. Besides just being a whole lot of fun, these freestanding elements are designed to help children develop their balance, along with other needed skills.

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Freestanding Events/Activities

This is a broad category of freestanding elements that includes everything from sand and water tables to bouncing lilies. Each of these freestanding activities promotes the ability for children to experience active play, either as groups or as individuals.

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Spring Riders

These timeless classics are still fun for kids today; just hop on, and hang on for the ride! These elements feature a central heavy-duty coil spring for reliable strength and stability. Available in a variety of animal and vehicle shapes, for either one or two riders.

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Play Vehicles

These fun play elements come in either fixed mount or multi-spring mount options, and are designed to be able to accommodate multiple children at once. Our play vehicles are a safe, fun way for kids to let their imaginations run wild!

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Net Effects

These events include sturdy, cabled rope that’s fashioned into a number of fun net patterns for climbing and exploring. They offer fun challenges for children of various ages and abilities, and also provide some aesthetic value to your playground.

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Balance is an important skill for all children to learn and master, and there is no better way for children to learn than through play! Our selection of balance beams and other balance features can be used to link other play structures, or they make great freestanding elements all on their own.

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Freestanding for Toddlers

Our freestanding elements for 6- to 23-month-olds are specially designed to best accommodate the developing minds, bodies, and abilities of our youngest children. These play elements are durable, colorful, and imaginative, and they’re sure to delight!

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Freestanding Musical Instruments

Music is something that connects with people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Combining music with outdoor play experiences can have many positive impacts on children, and our freestanding musical features are wildly popular with kids everywhere!

Carolina Recreation & Design Delivers the Right Freestanding Features for Your Perfect Commercial Playground

And when we say that we DELIVER all the right features for you, that’s exactly what we mean! Carolina Recreation & Design isn’t just a dealer of quality commercial playgrounds and freestanding play equipment; we’re actually a provider of full-service site solutions! We install everything we sell, and we can help you with everything from site preparation to safety surfacing. We also provide sun shades, covered seating, outdoor shelters, site furnishings & amenities, and much, much more! We’re your one-stop, turnkey shop for everything your outdoor site needs, from start to finish!

Ready to learn more? Give us a call today at (704) 664-1833! You can also reach out to us online by filling out this simple form. Carolina Recreation & Design has all your recreational and site design needs to be covered!

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