How to Find Funding For Your New Community Playground

Building a playground for your school or community can be a fun, exciting job – but finding funding to make your visions for play a reality can sometimes be a challenge. We work with many school communities, like those at St. Andrew School in Calgary, Alberta, who knew they needed a new playground but had […]

The Benefits of National Recognition for Your Playground: Why Build a Playground to National Demonstration Site Standards

Playcore’s Center for Outreach, Research and Education leads the National Demonstration Site (NDS) network, a collective of playgrounds that demonstrate the best in class standards that meet the requirements necessary to earn one of the five National Demonstration Site designations.  Playgrounds that demonstrate these standards see many benefits for their park space and overall design including: National Recognition. Every […]

6 Key Investments You Can Make To Upgrade Your Current Playground

As much fun as we have creating a brand new playground from scratch (and do we ever have fun!), we also firmly believe that creating a new place to play doesn’t always mean building from the ground up. We work with many city managers, urban planners and landscape architect firms to create community parks within […]

Leading the Way to Play: How to Earn National Recognition for Aligning Your Playground Design to Best Practice Standards

Playcore’s Center for Outreach, Research and Education leads the National Demonstration Site (NDS) network, a collective of playgrounds that demonstrate the best in class standards that meet the requirements necessary to earn one of the five National Demonstration Site designations.  We’ve helped communities across Canada build playgrounds that ‘lead the way to play’, by adhering […]

Calgary Playground Review: Guardian Angel School Playground

“It was very fun. And I liked everything.” That’s our favourite thing to hear! Thanks to Calgary Playground Review for visiting the new Guardian Angel School Playground in Calgary. This playground was built as one of National Demonstration Sites, meaning it was designed to promote physical activity, demonstrating best practice standards in playground design. The playground integrates two […]

Santa Rosa Park Becomes the Newest National Demonstration Site Playground in Edmonton

As part of the City’s Neighbourhood Renewal Program, the City of Edmonton worked closely with established community of Montrose to identify and implement improvements to parks and recreation accessibility in the neighbourhood, including improved pathway access, lighting and off-leash dog park areas. This effort also included the construction of Santa Rosa Park, a modern, new […]

The Top Two Considerations in Planning an Outdoor Fitness Park

In the first of our two-part Outdoor Fitness Park Series, we looked at the many benefits of incorporating outdoor fitness into park and playground designs. But in order to reap maximum benefits, a well-designed fitness park will need to contain a variety of elements thoughtfully placed, each offering specific results for overall health. In this […]

Product Highlight: Expression Swings

The GameTime Expression Swings are one of our favourite ways to play at the park – and one of our increasingly more popular pieces of equipment – because they encourage parents and kids to have fun at the playground, together. Good Morning America even shared the fun of these “absolute genius swings, showing up in parks across […]

Our New Partnership with Saskatchewan Municipalities Makes It Easier to Create More Fun in Parks and Playgrounds Together

We are proud to have been named a SUMAdvantage Partner, through the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). Having helped build playgrounds across the province, including working with most municipalities, we are excited to help support the SUMA mission to help hometowns across the province create “thriving, sustainable communities” by bringing fun, creative new places for […]