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One of a Kind Playgrounds

About Our One of a Kind Playgrounds

Well sometimes here at Asheville Playgrounds folks call us with all kinds of one of a kind ideas. We love to stretch our imaginations and we don’t shy away from unique projects, from huge locust slab picnic tables to outdoor game spinners to free form locust climbers to the 45 foot long fish playground we are building for a county park on an island in the river. So if you have an idea for a unique play element and don’t have any idea where to get it, contact us and let’s talk. We will do our best to work with you to implement your vision.


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Case Study: The Fish Playground

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After acquiring a small island wedged in the middle of the Haw River in Saxapahaw, NC, the county of Alamance contacted us to build a unique fish playground to give the new space a fun and distinct attraction. This fish has been no easy catch, but extremely rewarding! Our drafter and co-owner Jerry had the clever idea of building essentially an upside-down boat (quite fitting for the project). With plans in place, our crew got to work skillfully crafting tapered boards, internal decks, stairs, and much more into this grand beauty in the form of the Bowfin fish native to the river. This playground was opened to the public in the Spring of 2018 and features a locust swing set, locust balance beams, a spider crawl net, and of course the giant fish. It has a rock wall up the sides, a tube slide coming out of the mouth, a giant steel top fin, and a tailfin climber to give the kids a variety of fun challenges. And don’t forget those wacky googly eyes! This was one of our most unique projects yet, and we can’t wait to do more. Check out some of the progress pictures below:

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Get in Touch!

We love building unique, one of a kind play structures. If you’re in the Asheville area, our designers can perform a complimentary on-site evaluation within an hour from the city. Farther afield? We’ll handle the conceptual and design work via phone, email and photos. See our gallery below, and then contact us to see how we can take your idea from vision to reality.