About Us


Clark Kugler
President and Certified Playground Safety Inspector

Dee Warr
Quote & Design Manager & Certified Playground Safety Inspector

Tori Scott
Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Ginter
Office Manager

Eric Oetzel
Operations Manager & Certified Playground Safety Inspector

Thanks for visiting The Adventurous Child, a preschool playground equipment manufacturer dedicated to children and early childhood education through preschool outdoor play. The Adventurous Child specializes in outdoor classrooms, natural playgrounds, and outdoor preschool play equipment featuring environmentally-friendly recycled plastic and natural wood materials. The Adventurous Child has been designing children’s outdoor playground equipment, preschool playgrounds, and infant toddler playgrounds since 1986.

Our outdoor learning equipment support and encourage the state’s Early Learning Standards. Visit each of our product pages to discover what the children are learning when they play at the Playground Art Easel, Preschool Balance Beam, Preschool Chime Panel, Preschool Woodworking Center and more. No one said learning couldn’t be fun! From our Sand and Water Play Table to our unique Preschool Drum Set, we have a range of outdoor play equipment to accommodate the needs of your organization.

The Adventurous Child products are created by Certified Playground Safety Inspectors. Our outdoor preschool play equipment is designed using the safety and accessibility guidelines stated by The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.

We ship our finely crafted preschool playground equipment and outdoor learning products anywhere in the continental U.S. Detailed installation instructions and Early Learning Standards are included with each shipped product.

We design, manufacture and install outdoor classrooms and natural playgrounds throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. This process begins with a Master Site Plan, which factors in all aspects of your site (space, utilities, slope, soil drainage, traffic patterns, supervision, obstructions, shade, fence, etc.) as well as your organization’s goals for outdoor play and learning. Please contact us to schedule an appointment with The Adventurous Child designer.

The Adventurous Child PlaygroundsA Message from Our President

Our focus is to provide outdoor playground equipment that meets each state’s Early Learning Standards and provides children with fun environments. Our passion is to help create outdoor classrooms and natural playgrounds that are learning places, just like the indoors—full of fun, free play and the ability to meet the state’s current Early Learning Standards.

As an outdoor classroom and outdoor preschool play equipment company, our number one core value is to make people happy — our customers, our staff and anyone with whom we come in contact. Secondly, everyone at The Adventurous Child is part of the same team — we work together to support each other so we can effectively support our customers. Thirdly, we strive for continuous improvement — of ourselves and our children’s outdoor playground equipment designs, products, service and customer relationships.

The customer thank you notes, testimonials and referrals dating back to 1986 tell me that our customers are grateful for our values.

– Clark Kugler, President