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 […]

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 […]

Beyond The Ramps: Defining Inclusive Design

A few years ago a new term started popping up in playground design. The word was ‘inclusion’. This term didn’t begin in the playground industry but we were adapting, taking cues from other industries shifting to involve the community at large. Still, even among those of us who understood the value of the word, we […]