Product Spotlight: Pipeline Bike Rack

There’s a new bike rack on the market and it’s changing the way traditional bike racks have been made! The new Pipeline Bike Rack from Wishbone Site Furnishings brings high functionality to a simple, and familiar, design. Made from 100% recyclable thick-walled aluminum, these racks are strong like steel to ensure secure storage with lightweight […]

The 7 Principles of Inclusive Play

We work with a lot of city planners, architects and school committees to help build more inclusive playgrounds in communities across Canada. Planning more ‘inclusive’ spaces, which we believe holds a different from planning ‘accessible’ spaces, means we are intentionally designing and selecting equipment that is more usable by more people, of all ages and […]

The Year Ahead: Top Trends in Park and Playground Design for 2020

With the new year underway, we’re looking ahead to the top trends we see leading the way for 2020. There are so many ways to play, here are the key themes we see continuing to grow this year: Inclusive Play – We work with a lot of clients who want to create a playground that’s […]

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 […]

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 […]