Our Mission

We design public spaces which bring together people of all ages and abilities, fostering a sense of community and belonging. Our passion is creating incredible, memorable playgrounds and parks. Each project reflects our signature values: exciting & inclusive design, thorough planning, and quality workmanship. Our clients include: Landscape Architects, Directors of Childcare Centers/Head Starts, Principals, City Park Planners, Park & Rec Directors, and More.

Ultimate Playgrounds

We Are Proud To Provide
Play/Park Design

Our clients include: Landscape Architects, Directors of Childcare Centers/Head Starts, Principals, City Park Planners, Park & Rec Directors, and More.

Playground Design For Everyone

Designing Playgrounds For Communities, Inclusive Design, Learning-Based, School, Nature Based And More.

Andrew Pudwill, CPSI

Owner & Lead Designer

Education
B.A., Business Administration (Entrepreneurship), University of St. Thomas

Background
Andrew founded Ultimate Playgrounds in February 2011. He has been a play advocate since 2003 when he began building playgrounds. He is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, KOMPAN Factory Certified Installer, and Inclusive Playground Design Certified. He has a passion for designing and building unique, memorable, exciting playgrounds. In his spare time he enjoys snowboarding, Jiu-Jitsu, and spending time with his family.

Maria Hanson, CPSI, MLA

Designer

Education
Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Minnesota
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota

Background
Maria joined Ultimate Playgrounds in June 2017. She has been a play advocate since her early age living in Japan where she learned the importance of play. During her studies in Landscape Architecture, Maria focused on playscape design and strived to bring the importance of play into the educational system. She has a passion for helping kids and bringing creativity into playground design. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and traveling with her husband on their motorcycles.

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We are proud to provide play/park design, consultation, and construction services in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas. We are the exclusive supplier of KOMPAN Playground Equipment in these states and we do turn-key projects using the US Communities purchasing contract.