Design Consulting

I’d love to help you dream and design your playscape project!

Master Plans

Let’s put your playscape dreams on paper and show the world your vision. Perfect for fundraising, planning, and gathering community support — nice on tee shirts and posters too!

remote consult

WHAT WOULD RUSTY SAY ABOUT MY YARD? Send photos and videos of your yard and let’s schedule a Zoom call to brainstorm ideas to take your play yard to the next level!


Architects and landscape architects love having Rusty on their professional teams to design schools, parks, and play areas. Let’s work together!

“I can’t imagine having done this with anyone else!

From beginning to end Rusty Keeler’s skills as facilitator, artist and designer, innovator, and project manager lead us from our first hazy ideas to a finished project that is the joy of kids and families and the pride of our agency.”

Candy Meacham

Occupational Therapist, Whatcom Center for Early Learning

“I am IN LOVE with this area now! What a difference a few small changes make!!!

This playground has really come to life! I never would have thought of all this stuff, so I again thank you very much for your ideas!!!!”

Jen Levy

Owner, Little Footprints Learning Center

“Rusty has a gift for imbuing joy and wonder into his designs, and breaking the mold with his sense of the fantastic.

We are very proud of the projects we have been able to work on together thus far.”

Zac Rood

Senior Designer, Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects

Rusty’s Designs

Check out some of Rusty’s MASTER PLAN projects!

rusty’s projects

Check out some of Rusty’s past projects

partial Client List

Syracuse University Early Childhood Center, Syracuse, NY

Cherokee Tribal Childcare Services, Cherokee, NC

North Campus Children’s Center,  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Greenwich Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT

Buffalo Audubon Center, Buffalo, NY

Cornell University Early Learning Center, Ithaca, NY

Chinese Orphanages, Chongqing, Chuzhou, Guilin,
and Chengdu, China

MIT’s Technology Children’s Center, Boston, MA

San Antonio Zoo School, San Antonio, TX

Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, NY

Westminster School, Oklahoma City, OK

Mountain Area Child and Family Center, Asheville, NC

World Bank Group, Washington, DC

Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas, NV

Austin Waldorf School, Austin, TX

School in the Hills, Austin, TX

Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin, TX

LaJolla Presbyterian Early Childhood Center, LaJolla, CA

Whatcom Center for Early Learning, Bellingham, WA

Skaneateles Early Childhood Center, Skaneateles, NY

EcoVillage Co-Housing Community, Ithaca, NY

The Drop-in Children’s Center, Ithaca, NY

Ithaca Children’s Garden, Ithaca, NY

Evergreen,Toronto, Canada

Penn College, Williamsport, PA

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

University of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

Head Start, Body Start, Washington, DC

Corning Children’s Center, Corning, NY

Portland State University, Portland, OR

Faith Childcare and Nursery School, Rochester, NY

Basic Beginnings Early Learning Center, Laramie, WY

Hampton Roads International Montessori School, Newport News, VA

Children’s Garden Montessori School, Denver, CO

Concord Village Coop, Brooklyn, NY

Montessori Education Centers Associated, Clariton Hills, IL

Near North Montessori School, Chicago, IL

Dillon Nature Center, Hutchinson, KS

Prescott Farm Environmental Center, Laconia, NH

Tufts University, Medford, MA

Seneca Nation of Indians Early Learning Center, Irving NY

Camp Twin Lakes, Rutledge, GA

Camp Kum Ba-yah, Lynchburg, VA

Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, PA

Sheridan School, Washington, DC

Joyful Noise Child Development Center, Portland, OR