Play With The Kids By Building A Playground In Charlotte

May 2, 2012 3:00 AM

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Playing in the backyard is as American as apple pie. A family-designed backyard playground worthy of any local Charlotte playground is the perfect way to usher in summer. The best time to purchase these kinds of outdoor playsets and equipment is early spring, before the weather starts to get warm. Most distributors offer competitive pricing and can work with any budget. If your family is in the market for an outdoor play area that will bring years of entertainment and enjoyment, now is a great time to explore all the options and decide what will be the best fit for your own backyard.

Carolina Playsets LLC 
3428 U.S. 321
Hudson, NC 28638
(800) 931-7804

Hours: Reps are available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

If you imagine it, The Carolina Playsets Company can build it. So what makes this company unique? Pirate ships, mini yachts and wooden castles, oh my. Carolina Playsets is a certified distributor of some of the most innovative and exciting playsets available on the market today.

The wooden pirate ships are very cool, and large enough to hold a big family crew and plenty of fun cargo to sail the Seven Seas. These outdoor boat playsets are built in the Amish community of Holmes County, Ohio, and the craftsmanship that goes into creating each one of these vessels is amazing.

For the family with a prince or princess (or both), a handsome Dream Castle with an adjoining playset can be customized to include gangplanks, rock walls and assorted window decorations.

The mini yachts are wooden playsets that are smaller then the pirate ships, so they require less space. The family can enjoy a nautical theme while still having enough room for swings, slides and other playset options. Carolina Playsets encourages imagination and can provide 100 percent recyclable rubber mulch ground cover in different colors so that your boats actually look like they are floating on a sea of blue.

Creative Playthings 
9222 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 321-2997

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – Noon to 5 .m.

In business since 1951, this company caters to the family that likes to use technology to decide how to configure their backyard design. Creative Plaything’s website offers an interactive “design configurator” which allows customers to manipulate the many design constructions available for playsets. The customer is allowed to create as many different configurations as they like, with a price-point provided for each concept, which can be evaluated after by the professionals at the store. Choose from a climbing rock walls, a variety of slides, clubhouses and customized swing features.

Superior Play Systems
10709-A Granite St.
Charlotte, NC 28273
(704) 908-3502

Hours: Mon – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues – Closed, Wed to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun – Noon to 4 p.m.
Free open play Wed and Fri – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Superior Play Systems Superstore in Charlotte brings a whole new meaning to the words “try before you buy.” The company offers an enormous indoor location, complete with 16 playsets on display. The superstore offers a large selection of merchandise for a family with children at different age points. Play sets for younger children can be customized for each family’s unique needs, using either 100 percent natural premium cedar wood or red wood. Trampolines are fun for all ages, and playhouses, picnic tables and sandboxes can also be customized to satisfy the imagination of any aspiring princess or pirate.

For tweens and teenagers, there are in-ground basketball goals which come with different height adjustments and backboard sizes. And if half the family likes tennis while the other half prefers basketball, the company can design a multi-functional outdoor court for use with both sports. As an added bonus, this company offers financing on all purchases and 24-hour chat services are available on their website for any questions about any of their products or services.

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