Play Areas

Functional landscaping means building landscapes that the whole family can enjoy together. Whether it’s a play structure for your kids or a play area for your dogs, we have the experience to design and build it.

Have a look at some of our past work below and give us a call at 206-551-9872 for a free consultation.

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Rear Yard Play Area

For this backyard we created a space where kids can play while adults relax nearby. The front lawn is open for activities, while the play area in the corner of the yard features a custom-built structure. Cedar play chips are an absorbent and resilient choice for this shady corner of the yard, that also provide a play material for kids. The rock-filled gabion basket bench sets a nice boundary to the play area while providing extra seating around the patio and fire pit.

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Patio and Sport Court

Our client in Seattle's Mt. Baker neighborhood wanted a space where kids and adults could both play, side-by-side. This design features a basketball court for hooping set next to a relaxing patio with a concrete fireplace. A grass area below is free for kids or pets to run around, or for lawn games. These clients are able to have it all in a somewhat limited space, all with great views of the water.


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Climbing Wall

This client wanted to incorporate a custom climbing wall in to their back yard. The pressure-treated plywood wall has T-Nuts mounted on the back to attach climbing and bouldering holds in whatever configuration they’re looking for. Cedar chips underneath the wall offer a cushioning landing in case of falls. As the plantings grow in, they’ll offer a lush background – like bouldering in nature, but with seating!


Bosch Climbing Wall

Pyramid and Play Structure

At this Green Lake home we built a wooden structure for children to play in and a cedar chip pad for their existing play structure. (Cedar chip really is that versatile!) Nestled between the outdoor kitchen and planter box area with lawn adjoining, this play area is a great addition to the yard with multiple uses.


Pacifica Landscapes - a leading landscape architecture design and installation firm located in Seattle - showcases some of their recent signature projects in the Wallingford, U-District and Ravenna neighborhoods of Seattle. Seattle Architectural Photography ©2017 Ari Shapiro -

Issaquah Swing Set

We built this swing set in the corner of an Issaquah yard. The cedar of the trellised structure reflects that of the nearby deck. The pad of chips offers a soft landing and a gravel path connects the swing area to the rest of the yard and deck.


Seattle Event Photography by AShapiro Studios

Dog Run

If you want to let your dog burn off some energy, but don’t want them to tear up your grass, a dog run can be the perfect compromise. This enclosed area lined with cedar chip is resilient and easy to clean. As an added benefit, cedar repels fleas!


Dog run