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Themed Play Perfect for Schools, Churches, Daycares, Parks, Clubs, HOAs, and More!

Themed Playground Equipment for Public & Private Facilities

Playgrounds are fun in and of themselves, but themed playgrounds are even more exciting because they make deeper connections with a child’s inner creativity. Children love to create their own mental worlds through play. You can fuel their imaginations by incorporating themed design elements right into your own custom playground from Carolina Recreation & Design!

Themed Playground Equipment

ID Playground Sculptures

ID playground sculptures can make for a beautiful addition to your park or playground. Carolina Recreation supplies these handcrafted concrete play sculptures are made to last and can add a more natural feel to your park or playground. ID Sculpture’s marriage of digital fabrication and handcraft allows us to create products that are unique to your needs while maintaining accurate detail at all scales.

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Listen to what some of our many satisfied customers and clients have to say about their experience with Carolina Recreation & Design


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 Outdoor Themed Play for Children

When you choose to build your playground around a central theme, you’re really making your outdoor play
area a more engaging space for children. And since play is really central to a child’s growth and
development, it really pays to make your commercial playground as engaging for children as possible!

  • Themes like barnyards, castles, trains, planes, and pirate ships help to nurture children’s
    imaginations and expand their horizons
  • Connecting the different elements of your play area with central themes helps to unify the whole
    experience and make it even more memorable for children
  • Themed elements make it easier for children of various developmental stages and abilities to create
    their own meaningful play experiences and develop better inductive reasoning skills
  • Themes also help bring the play to life for younger and older minds alike
  • Outdoor themed play elements also benefit children in other tangible ways, including improving
    health & motor skills, developing social skills and supporting their positive mental health & mood.
Themed Playground Equipment

Why Adding Themed Elements Makes Sense for Your Playground

Obviously, playgrounds are meant to be played upon, but the best playgrounds are intentionally designed to engage children on multiple levels. One of the best ways you can do that is by building your playground around a central theme or themes. With a themed commercial playground, you can incorporate the theme of your choosing into everything from the play structures themselves, to the surrounding architecture, and even down to the landscaping. By creating a fully-developed virtual world for children to investigate and engage, you open the door for play to occur in a vibrant, storytelling manner. Through the power of story, children will do more than just play; they’ll also be flexing their skills in decision making and inductive reasoning. And once it’s time to leave, they’ll be begging their parents to bring them back to your themed playground time and time again!

Themed Playground Equipment

A Sample of Themed Play Systems, Components, & Freestanding Elements We Offer

What kind of themed park or custom project can you build with Carolina Recreation & Design? Your imagination is the only limit! How about a barnyard or agricultural theme? What about a larger-than-life baseball bat or another sports-related theme? Or maybe you’d like to include some exhilarating themed water play elements? The possibilities are nearly endless! Here is just a sampling of some things we can do for your school, park, church, club, or community-based facility:

  • Themed playgrounds and play equipment involving space themes, train themes, aviation themes,
    sailing ship themes, farm themes, castle themes, treehouse themes, wild west themes, and more!
  • Water play elements that allow children of all ages and abilities to get their hands wet, and
    experience interactive play featuring the dynamics of flowing water and sand!
  • A multitude of friendly creatures from bears to bugs, in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Made with rugged PolyFiberCrete, these beautiful designs are outdoor art that adults can admire and that kids can play all over!
  • Plus, we can help design and install outdoor structures and landscaping that will go along perfectly with your chosen theme!

It’s a Theme You Can Dream Of, Carolina Recreation & Design Can Make It Happen!

As a member of the Henderson Playgrounds and greater Playcore community, Carolina Recreation & Design can provide you access to a wide range of themed playgrounds, components, and freestanding play elements for children of all ages and ability levels. But that’s only the beginning of what we can provide! We aren’t just product vendors; we’re also general contractors! Naturally, we install every play element we sell, but we also go the extra mile of providing everything from site design services, to site preparation, to safety surfacing, to shade structure and picnic shelter installation, PLUS we offer a full array of site
furnishings and amenities!

At Carolina Recreation & Design, we pride ourselves on providing complete turnkey solutions. If it’s something that your site needs, we can make it happen for you! We’re pleased to partner with a wide range of organizations across the USA, including schools, preschools, daycares, churches, and other faith centers, hospitals, parks, community centers, and

Got questions? Need some more information? Or maybe you’re just ready to get started! You can get the ball rolling by filling out this simple form, or just give us a call today at (704) 664-1833! Carolina Recreation & Design has got you covered!

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