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Critter Canyon

Model #137966


One of our most exciting climbers, the PlayShaper® Critter Canyon climber is a popular favorite of the preschool set! Includes lots of natural elements for fun and learning.



  • Attaches to 30" to 32" deck heights
  • Can be flipped to create Lava Run Slide
  • Choose from many color combinations
  • Includes sculpted forms of butterflies, frogs, leaves, flowers and more
  • Offers tactile stimulation
  • The two-color, critter-themed arch provides safe access to a deck

Developmental Benefits

  • Sensory
  • Proprioception, Tactile, Vestibular, Visual
  • Motor Skills
  • Balance, Coordination, Core Body Strength, Fine Motor, Flexibility, Lower Body Strength, Motor Planning, Upper Body Strength
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Social/Emotional Skills
  • Cooperation, Imaginative Play, Social Skill Development
  • Learn about Developmental Benefits

Component Details

  • Age Ranges

    • 6 to 23 months
    • 2 to 5 Years
  • Play Systems

  • Design Standards

  • Dimensions

    • Max Fall Height: Equals deck height
  • Design/CAD Files

  • All About Color

  • Color is an important decision, and our products are available in many color options. Contact your consultant to find the colors available for this component.

    See Color Inspiration

Playground products shown in video may not be appropriate for every age group. Playsystems shown in video are for demonstration purposes only. Product configurations may vary.

Video features a PlayShaper playground Critter Canyon Climber.

[video: scene fades into children playing all over a two to five-year-old appropriate playground. A mother stands by watching as her children play. A boy begins to climb up the plastic molded Critter Canyon Climber with animal shapes and faces for a textured surface for climbing. Children shout all around as they play on the playground. Camera switches to a side view of the Critter Canyon Climber as a boy runs over to it. Scene switches to the camera focused on the climber’s animal molds as a young boy’s stands himself up at the top of the slightly inclined climber. Scene switches to a boy as he ducks through the Permalene hand hold at the top of the climber. The hand hold panel is decorated with butterflies and bumblebee designs. Scene switches to the camera focuses on two boy’s legs as they climb up the climber. One of the boys climbs up the climber with a toy boat in his hand.]

Woman off camera: Do you want me to hold your boat?

[video: scene switches to a view from the playground decking to a boy climbing on the Critter Canyon Climber. The boy sits down on the climber and begins scooting down it.]

Boy: I can slide down it.

[video: camera pulls back for a full view of the Critter Canyon Climber while children play on the Double Slide of the play structure. The camera zooms in on the climber as a boy walks past in front of the climber while holding his toy boat. Scene switches to a close-up of a boys she as he climbs up the Critter Canyon Climber. The camera pulls back for a full view of a boy and girl as they climb up the climber together.]

Woman off camera: What’s going on?

[video: the camera pulls away from a young boy as he sits at the top of the Critter Canyon Climber. Scene switches to a boy as he walks towards the camera on the playground decking. He grabs onto the hand holds at the top of the climber and walks up onto the playground decking as the scene fades to black.]

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Ages 2 to 5 Years


Let curious young minds go exploring on a safe and durable PlayShaper® playground structure. Scaled to size for preschoolers, these play systems invite youngsters to develop their physical skills while learning the social skills needed for community life.

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