Architectural Playground Equipment (APE) is the exclusive US representative of the German playground equipment manufacturing company Richter Spielgeräte GmbH (Richter). We help our clients create destination play spaces featuring handcrafted, simple materials and enduring appeal.
Richter is an international, family-owned company known for its unusual equipment designs, use of natural materials, and commitment to play value and safety. The company is based in Bavaria, Germany, with partners in over a dozen countries around the world. Notable Richter projects include Madrid RIO, Expo ’98–Lisbon, Legoland–Denmark, and the Princess Diana Memorial Playground–London.
APE and Richter share a time-tested commitment to the importance of learning and playing outdoors. Our relationship began with a successful collaboration at the New York Hall of Science Playground in Queens and has continued at numerous parks and playgrounds throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, including, among others, Brooklyn Bridge Park, “Hammock Grove” and “Slide Hill” at Governors Island, NYC, Smale Riverfront Park in Cincinnati OH, and Maggie Daley Park in Chicago.