Meet the Team: Carissa Vaccaro

We have so much fun getting to meet so many of you creative city planners, school parent committee members, landscape architects and community members! Similarly, we feel very lucky to get to work with so many talented members within our team – so we wanted to introduce you! Each month, we feature a member of […]

Play By Numbers: A look at the stats behind National Demonstration Site standards

Taking on the challenge of building a new park or playground can be a lot of fun – and a lot of opportunity! We work with many urban planners, school communities and landscape architects who want to ensure their new space meets best practice standards – ultimately earning them national recognition as a National Demonstration […]

Teamwork Making the Dream Work: How we work with landscape architects, municipality planners and community leaders to bring parks and playgrounds to life

We build a lot of our projects with professional partners like landscape architect firms and urban or city planners. It’s a ton of fun to work collaboratively on finding the right play equipment and site furnishings like seating, shade, waste and recycling that will help bring our partner’s overall vision to fruition. Municipalities, towns or […]

Meet the Team: Steve Van Meer

We have so much fun getting to meet so many of you creative city planners, school parent committee members, landscape architects and community members! Just the same, we feel very lucky to get to work with so many talented members within our team – so we wanted to introduce ourselves! Each month, we feature a […]

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 […]