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We specialize in custom redwood play structures that meet all the public use codes for commercial play structures. Have a unique space or a special project where a custom design is needed? Let Barbara create something specacular for your resort, development, pre-school or neighborhood. We have several standard designs for public use available also.

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We specialize in custom redwood play structures that meet all the public use codes for commercial play structures. Have a unique space or a special project where a custom design is needed? Let Barbara create something specacular for your resort, development, pre-school or neighborhood. We have several standard designs for public use available also.
Hillbrook Treehouse

Custom built for children ages 2 to 12 at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, CA, this playground treehouse fuses adventure and protection as children explore the treetops while enveloped in a cocoon of rope netting. The 7' high main deck is a roomy 12' x 12' attached to a commercial grade tube slide, 10' long swinging bridge and 6' x 6' two-story fort. 

Complies with: ASTM F1487-11 Standard Consumer Safety Performance Specification for Playground Equipment for Public Use; ASTM F1918-10 Standard Safety Performance Specification for Soft Contained Play Equipment; CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) publication #325: Public Playground Safety Handbook; and DOJ/ADA 2010 Standard for Accessible Design as applies to Play Areas (section 1008).

Magical Bridge Playhouse

The Magical Bridge Playground had its Grand Opening on April 18, 2015. Located in Mitchell Park in Palo Alto, the Magical Bridge Playground is an innovative inclusive playground, designed and built for visitors of ALL abilities. During the past five years, Barbara worked closely with founder Olenka Villareal, Verde Landscape Designs, Barry Swenson Builders, the City of Palo Alto and a committee of local families to create a comprehensive park design that serves not just wheelchair users but children and adults with autism, visual impairments, sensory and cognitive issues. Barbara designed and built all of the custom redwood strucutres in the park: a two-story Magical Playhouse with Community stage, elevated Tree Deck, elevated ramps & walkways as well as a Swinging Bridge. All the structures are fully wheelchair accessible. Here's a look at the Community Stage and two-story Magical Playhouse on Opening Day - a big hit and a heartwarming experience for all of us here at BBABinc!!

For fascinating video by Palo Alto Online of the entire playground, click here.

Anf for a wonderful video by Endless Ability Enterprises of the Magical Brdige Playground as seen through the eyes of a wheelchair user, click here.

TOPS Treehouse

TOPS Treehouse was custom designed and built for the 2 thru 5 year-olds attending The Orinda PreSchool. Surrounding a giant oak tree, this play structure provides a secure way for very young children to experience play activities up amongst the tree branches. The rung ladder and the ADA transfer platform system provide easy ways up to the 4' high deck. The hand-woven rope net ladder is the more challenging way up to the 5' high deck, which also has a scoop slide for a quick, fun way down. TOPS Treehouse complies with the ASTM F1487-11 Standards for Public Use Playground Equipment and the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.

Roughhouse Treehouse

The Roughhouse Treehouse resides in the middle of the Turnberry Town Square Shopping Center in Las Vegas! This very unique tree house was designed by Barbara to the ASTM F 1487-11 Standards for Playground Equipment for Public Use for the 5 to 12 age range and ADA Handicap Accessible guidelines. Built around a large tree brought all the way from Texas, this unique treehouse has a rustic "Tom Sawyer" style and plenty of fun play components.

Fort San Anselmo

Fort San Anselmo is perfect for the 2 to 5 year age range: 2 castle towers with crenellation trims, Cobra Spiral Slide, Deep Rung Metal Climber, Rope Net Ladder and Swinging Bridge. The Ship's Ladder (an ADA compliant transfer system) is the easy way up for kids and adults. Plus (2) ship's wheels attached to panels with hand-painted ship's nautical instruments, a telescope and waving flag! Fort San Anselmo complies with the ASTM F1487-11 Standards for Public Use Playground Equipment and Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines.