About Us

Same ownership since 2004, same location since 2008 — here to stay as your playground company!

Creative Playthings of Florida is made up of a hard-working, fun-loving team striving for one goal – to be the best playground company in Central Florida!   We believe that all kids deserve a safe place to play and grow, and to develop friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

We opened our store in 2004, and in the last 13 years, we’ve served thousands of satisfied families across all of Central Florida.  We are the only factory-direct dealer for Creative Playthings in Florida and handle projects ranging from small residential sets to large community playgrounds and shades.  You name it, if it has to do with play… we’re happy to do it!

The folks that make it happen…

David Young Creative Playthings OrlandoDavid Young always wanted to own a toy store… and he still thinks he might some day.  But in 2004, he did the next best thing — he opened Creative Playthings of Florida!  Since then, Dave’s been building the coolest playgrounds in Central Florida for families, HOAs, churches, daycares – you name it!  And he’s looking forward to building your play set as well.

Dawn Young has the toughest job at Creative Playthings.  Among many duties, she’s in charge of keeping Dave in line… and she’s a pro!  Dawn also handles sales and marketing, community events and raising our two awesome boys.

The Slightly Awkward EncounterMike Scotchie brings 20 years of customer service and project coordination experience into a field where he can finally use power tools at work without getting a call from HR. When he’s not at the shop helping families pick awesome play sets for their backyards, Mike makes service calls all over Central Florida for our residential and commercial customers, loving every minute of it.

Installation & Service

Dan Swing Set Installation Central Florida

Dan Baietto, a custom cabinet maker by trade, has been working with Creative Playthings since 2007.  Sons Judah and Jesse have joined in, and the three make quite a team.  Dan’s quiet and shy personality (uh, not exactly…) make him very popular with the customers.



Mike Playground Installation OrlandoMike Franklin is sometimes called a hero.  When he’s not building a dream play area in your backyard (which makes him a hero in most kids’ eyes), he’s a firefighter for the Groveland Fire Dept. (which makes him a hero in everyone’s eyes).  Mike has been been a part of the Creative Playthings Florida team since 2007.


Together, our team’s # 1 goal is to make your buying and ownership experience as trouble-free as possible.  Please let us know how we’re doing.  Send us a note or join us on our Facebook page.  We love to hear the fun things people are doing with our play systems.

Or better yet, bring your family by our factory-direct warehouse soon to experience first-hand hand all of our outdoor play products.