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 […]

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 […]

The Benefits of Outdoor Fitness Parks for Adults

Encouraging regular physical activity is an important consideration for public health. This means thinking about new ways to make physical activity exercise more accessible, available, affordable, pleasurable, and ultimately well-used addition to more community and municipal parks. In this first part of a two-part blog series, we look at the advantages of incorporating outdoor fitness […]

Breaking Ground on Brighton Core Park: A New Place to Play in Saskatoon

We are excited to work with Stantec and Dream Developments on the design and build of Brighton Core Park, a large 23-acre park in Saskatoon designed to represent inclusion in play and community, with something for everyone. As we break first ground on the build of this project, we couldn’t wait to share a little sneak peek at […]

Top Areas to Check to Ensure A Safe, Well-Maintained Playground

Upkeep and maintenance are a natural part of playground development and management. The more play your park sees, the more wear and tear will naturally occur. While this can be a good problem to manage  (since it means your playground is getting put to good, fun use!), it is important to stay on top of […]

5 Traits to Look For In a Playground Build Partner

Planning the perfect playground requires your vision and creativity…but it also needs the right partner(s) to work with you to bring it all to life. We’ve helped build hundreds of playgrounds across Canada and know what a difference finding the right partner for your project can make (and we pride ourselves on playing that role […]