Leathers & Associates was founded in 1971 by world-renowned architect, Bob Leathers. Our firm has more than 40 years of experience creating custom-designed playgrounds, zoos, science centers and community gathering places. You can find our projects throughout all 50 states and seven other countries. We have been on hand to celebrate the openings of more than 3,000 community-build playgrounds around the world. Our playgrounds and approach have been featured on popular children’s television programming such as Mister Roger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street. Bob’s son, Marc Leathers, has worked for the firm since he was a teenager and took over ownership 10 years ago. Marc shares his father’s passion for joining communities together in creating one-of-a-kind playgrounds.
L&A continues to be the leader in the custom-design community-build playground field. Our mission is to create custom play spaces for children of all abilities. We work hand-in-hand with our clients to ensure our projects are cost effective, safe and provide well-rounded play environments. L&A playgrounds are the fulfillment of children’s dreams, and the product of collective energy and creativity of the entire community. Our team has a strong commitment to quality and safety. It is our goal to produce an awe inspiring play space that has a positive and long lasting impact on your community. We continually dedicate ourselves to assisting communities in building and fostering community spirit through custom-designed playgrounds.
All designers and construction consultants are Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI). We are a full service custom-design firm that assists communities with all aspects of designing, organizing and building one-of-a-kind playgrounds. L&A specializes in utilizing volunteers in the construction process and we believe strongly in the benefits of the community-build approach. We create unique play spaces that are imagined by children and built by volunteers!