Our Company and its History

Our team has a long history of childlike behavior. We eat, sleep and breathe all those climbers, slides, and treehouses that most take for granted. We take originality seriously and we are passionate to the core. In our eyes, a design is either original, or it’s not. Todd Lehman, Owner and Executive Creative Director has been designing truly original play products and environments for over 20 years. After working in the traditional post and platform playground industry, Todd formed Cre8Play in 2005 to meet a growing demand for custom play environments.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Cre8Play works with Landscape Architects, Parks and Recreation departments and municipalities around the country and abroad. You don’t thrive in this industry like we have without the kind of originality, drive, and creativity we champion at Cre8Play. Read on, you’ll see what we mean.


2017 Product Guide


2015/2016 Cre8Play Lookbook

iBooks Presentation 

Who is Cre8Play









2013 / 2014 Cre8Play Brochure

Cre8Play Brochure

Todd Lehman Design Guy, Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Owner and Executive Creative Director

Hi, I’m Todd Lehman. I’m the ‘design guy’ behind this whole operation. There is nothing I enjoy more than creating fantastical worlds that blow people’s minds. I have spent my entire career building a company that embraces  creativity and breaks the mold of traditional playground manufacturers. When you work with our team of skilled artists, I personally guarantee an experience is enjoyable, creative, and fun. Your project will be amazing, I’ll have it no other way. I look forward to working with you.

Nickolas Demetrakas Senior Executive Executor

Nick began his career in the playground industry in 1992. His experience includes being Marketing Manager for one of the largest traditional playground manufacturers. He is a member of American Society for Testing and Materials’ (ASTM) Committees; F08 Sports Equipment and Facilities, F15 Consumer Products. Currently he is also a board member of International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA), Surfacing Validation Program.


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