New Early Childcare Playground Financing Options Available

We believe strongly in the power of play. We get to see first hand, every day, just how important play is for all of us, but especially for childhood development. So, we’ve worked closely with our suppliers to create playground plans designed specifically for early childhood development in Canada. Each option includes playground equipment that […]

Playground Outdoor Hand Sanitizer Now Available

Like so many of you, we are excited to see parks and playgrounds re-opening across Canada! But we must all still remain vigilant about our own, and each other’s, safety with proper hand hygiene. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention have identified hand sanitizer as an effective tool to support this, especially when soap […]

Introducing a New Way to Play with Interactive Playground Equipment

We are excited to announce that we are now offering a new way to play in parks and playgrounds across Canada with our new interactive playground equipment. Bringing technology to outdoor play, this interactive equipment creates a personalized play experience for kids of all ages. From interactive soccer Ball Walls that help facilitate skills development […]

Three Upgrades to Add for An Easy to Clean Playground

Making sure a playground stays clean and safe to use is an important part of building a playground. And while most playgrounds across Canada are currently closed in an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, maintaining a clean playground when these parks reopen will be crucial to ensuring safe use of the space […]

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 […]