Playground Equipment & Playground Design

Our Team Makes Your Dreams Come To Life


At Creative Playscapes, we take great pride in helping playground projects go from dreams to reality. The process of designing and building a playground can be daunting. We will help you by assisting you throughout the design, funding and construction phases.  We enjoy getting involved early to help guide you through the process. We can analyze the site, generate budgets, define the program and help you choose the play events. We then offer tools and ideas to help with funding and financing the job. Our many years in the site and construction business give us great insight into analyzing the site constraints, and site opportunities to give you the best possible space, within your budget, for an awesome playground.  Our projects come in on time and on budget!

To us……….“It’s not JUST a playground!!!!!!”

When we look at the site we want to design a site that is more than a playground. We design inviting, interactive spaces that are not only fun for kids, but aesthetically pleasing, functional, and conducive for the interaction of both kids and adults. We look at the site as a part of your entire facility, studying traffic flow, access points, ADA compliance, shade patterns and microclimate, landscape elements, and most importantly safety.

It’s never too early to begin the design process. Call us today we will discuss options and visit your site to help begin the planning and budgeting. We can help generate the excitement and enthusiasm to get your project committee excited and moving forward with your project.

maple-springs_m   shelter-home_m


Our Team

Jon Dumont, Co Owner, Landscape Architect, CPSI

Jon is a graduate of West Virginia University and holds a BS in Landscape Architecture. Jon is a fully registered CPSI (Certified Playground Safety Inspector) . Jon has worked in in the site design and construction business for over 25 years, and maintains his licensure as a Landscape Architect.  He has managed many large scale construction projects over the years including Hospitals, Sports Facilities, Downtown Streetscapes as well as Residential Designs. He has also managed and marketed for a large specialty site construction firm and a commercial playground company (Childforms) prior to starting Creative Playscapes. This unique mix within his resume brings him great vision and insight to our company. Playgrounds and the spaces around them are his forte.


Kurt Karriker, Co Owner, CFO

Kurt attended Lenior Rhyne University in Hickory and graduated from UNC Greensboro in Marketing. Kurt worked for over 23 years in construction management and marketing. Kurt’s business savvy and deep relationships in the playground and construction industry give us unique purchasing power with suppliers, and strong relationships with the contracting community. This allows our company great buying leverage.  We use these strong relationships to pass economy and value to our customers.