Over the years, Park N Play Design Co. Ltd. has been involved in numerous community builds fostering a positive playground experience with our customers. These projects have included but are not limited to National Parks, municipalities of all sizes, educational facilities, and private organizations. An excellent example of our commitment to the community led by Shelley Robinson is Leduc, Alberta’s dinosaur-themed playground.
Literally millions of years in the making, the dinosaur-themed playground was built to commemorate the discovery of a paleontological treasure – a complete hadrosaur skeleton unearthed by excavators digging a sewer line.
Shelley Robinson worked passionately with The Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, the developer, the Municipality of Leduc’s Community Development offices, and residents bringing the dinosaur theme to life in the form of a playground.
The playground boasts custom GFRC play sculptures threaded into PowerScape equipment that inspires imagination and captivates the interests of the users young and old.
There is a tot and senior play area each with a structure, an archaeological sand table with buried fossils waiting to be discovered, and a zip-line (the first playground zip-line installed in Alberta).
Rachel Young, Leduc’s Community Development and Project Coordinator, agreed that Shelley brought a level of balance to the project expertly managing creative expectations, historical accuracy, tight deadlines, sensitive site issues, and numerous groups with vested interests in the never-before-experienced opportunity.
After all, it is not every day that you work around the discovery of a 68-million-year-old fully articulated, complete dinosaur skeleton.