Treehouses and spaces for play
   in the Chicago area

Welcome to treeplay! We specialize in the design and construction of play areas with special focus on treehouses and playgrounds. We offer our clients exceptional design, collaboration, and execution for inspired play. Whether it is a platform for tea parties, a castle in the branches or a playhouse for all ages, we would love to hear about it. We offer everything needed to make your dream a reality, from design through construction.




The Martins

"After seeing Jonathan's work on a neighbor's tree fort, my husband held up Jonathan's business card in triumph. The family tree house was a dream project and he had finally found the person who could really do this well! We can't say enough good things about the way Jonathan handled the process or the final product. He helped us work within a budget and incorporated the various ideas family members had about what the tree house should look like and how we might use it. He even used one of the grandmother's ideas to great effect! He was also a pleasure to have around during the building phase, kept the work space clean and was considerate of our neighbors as well. There isn't a single person who comes to our home who doesn't say "What an awesome tree house!" We give an unqualified recommendation for treeplay!"

Washington Waldorf School

"We hired Jonathan to design and renovate our 6500 sq. ft. kindergarten playground. He immediately understood what we were trying to accomplish. His vision and attention to detail were only outdone by his execution of his design and his willingness to work with us on slight modifications. He transformed a tired space into a child’s wonderland. While other schools are purchasing the latest metal and rubber products for their playgrounds, Jonathan’s skill is his ability to bring the natural world to children in a manner that meets them where they are."

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About us

treeplay LLC is an architect-owned business that brings together years of experience in designing and building play structures, such as treehouses and playgrounds. We work with natural materials, especially wood, and our projects are eco-friendly and blend well with outdoor spaces. Our philosophy centers on creating play spaces that engage all users, no matter their age, in the design process.

Jonathan Frink


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We are based in Chicago, Illinois.

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