QE Manufacturing Company Opens Its Doors
Bob Miller (1st generation) starts a precision machine part manufacturing company in central PA.
Our Passion for Play Is Born
We begin supplying products for other playground companies.
Dale Miller Establishes Playworld Brand
Dale Miller (2nd generation) establishes his own commercial play equipment manufacturing company and begins to build a distributor network.
We Begin Producing Wooden Play Structures
We Reinvent the "Traditional" Play System
Q-Series (now Playmakers) becomes a safer, more durable, value-engineered post-and-platform playground system.
Early Childhood Brand is Established
PlayDesigns (now PlayExplorers) is created to meet the developmental needs of children five and under, using details like texture, bright colors, lower steps and smaller handholds.
Challengers Product Line is Introduced
A post-and-platform system is created specifically for smaller footprint playgrounds and modest budgets.
New Plant Opens in New Berlin, PA
This facility later becomes the Playworld Rotomold plant.
KaBOOM! Partnership Begins
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive.
Lewisburg Corporate Headquarters is Established
LifeTrail Brand is Introduced
A low-impact, functional fitness, outdoor wellness system is created to help older adults stay fit, prevent injury, and maintain an independent lifestyle.
NEOS Brand is Established
An outdoor electronic playground is created to combine the appeal of video games with the explosive movement of aerobic exercise.
Our Products Become 99.999% PVC-Free
Instead of PVCs, we use Eco-Armor, a durable, thermoplastic, polyethylene (PE) coating that is phthalate free, lead free, and cadmium free, and averages a 38% lower carbon footprint.
ENERGI Total Body Fitness System Introduced
Determined to join the country in the fight against obesity, we design ENERGI to provide playful, progressively challenging exercises that support cardiovascular and muscular health.
Let Kids Play! Partnership Begins
Playworld partners with Mara Kaplan, founder of Let Kids Play!, to optimize equipment for children with disabilities and increase efforts to create more inclusive playgrounds.
PlaySimple Brand is Created
When budgets across many markets got tighter, we designed PlaySimple: an affordable line of professional-grade playground products.
Unity Collection is Introduced
The collection continues with twists on the classics of freestanding play—reimagined to promote even more interaction and cooperation.
Play Sculpture is Invented
In an effort to rethink playground design and reunite communities in outdoor play, Playworld combined public art and play equipment to create its first play sculpture: PlayForm 7.
Branch Out Gives New Life to Post-and-Platform
Branch Out offers the appealing scale and features of nature play in an efficient, open layout that creates endless new possibilities for post and platform playgrounds.
PlayCubes are REintroduced by Playworld
Originally introduced in the 1960s by Architect Richard Dattner, an exclusive partnership between Dattner and Playworld gave new life to the once popular playground equipment.
PlayPower® Acquires Playworld
PlayPower, Inc. is the world's largest, fully integrated manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, shade structures, and floating dock systems and lifts for boats and personal water craft.