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Welcome To Play

Welcome to Barbara Butler Playhouses, LLC

the public use subsidiary of Barbara Butler Artist-Builder Inc

We are a design-build-install firm committed to creating unique, inclusive play structures and treehouses where families of all abilities can play together in a fun and safe environment.

Browse all our Play Structures or look through the options below

Lighthouse play structure

Barbara began her foray into the public use play structure world with creative designs for pre-schools (her first love) and over the next two decades expanded her experience to include Kindergarten thru 9th grade.

Kids Fort with rope net and coil climber

Barbara is thrilled to work with developer Thomas Safran & Associates to build beautiful play structures for publicly funded housing projects in Southern California.

Wood Barge Play Structure with rope netting

Coast-to-coast with public use park projects like the Magical Bridge Playgrounds in CA and the Thruway Welcome Center playgrounds in NY!

Kids colorful handpainted and carved theater

You'll find unique Barbara Butler commercial playgrounds made from sustainable, natural materials across the country in shopping centers, hotels, and resorts.

 We work in collaboration with Architects, Landscape Architects and General Contractors to bring unique, beautiful & natural play pieces to cities, parks, schools, affordable housing units, hotels, museums, and all other commercial venues.

Since 1999, we have combined expertise, experience, and imagination to create custom, one-of-a-kind, sensory friendly playground structures that delight children and families across the country.  

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Looking for residential play structures?
Head over to Barbara Butler Artist-Builder, Inc to view our custom residential work.


Barbara is an expert in designing treehouses for public spaces! 

Explore here what we have designed in the past and let us know if you would like to explore a treehouse design for your future public works project.

We use sustainable materials and build our play structures to last for generations. We are committed to using materials that are non-toxic to kids and do not harm the ecosystem or the environment in which we are building.

Let us design a custom treehouse, climbing structure, clubhouse, or swing set specifically for your school, community center, park, or any public space that needs a safe, enriching, and beautiful area for kids to play.

Contact Info:

Sales: Suzanne Butler

Phone: 415-864-6840


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