BCAA PlayHere Contest Now Open!

Nominate your community or school project for a chance to win.

BCAA’s PlayHere contest is now open until April 15, 2018! Looking to apply for a playground project? Habitat Systems has worked with thousands of groups across Western Canada on their play spaces. With 5 offices and a team of 30, we are ready to assist you with your playground project planning needs.

The following communities who have won the BCAA contest are happily playing on Habitat Systems playground equipment.

Contact us
to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

Past Winners
Torquay Elementary, Victoria 
Marion Schilling Elementary School, Kamloops
McKay Street Park, Prince Rupert

 

 

Gray Elementary Grand Opening

Congratulations to Gray Elementary!

Their official grand opening took place on Friday, March 9th and it was a beautiful day!

Habitat Systems was honoured to be a part of their grand opening and seeing the excited children enjoying their brand new playground. Thanks to the efforts of the PAC at Gray Elementary, the community and funding support from the city, the children now have playground to enjoy for years to come including some popular components that were selected by the children themselves!

Read the full article here!

Accessible Playground Funding Deadline March 16th

Smart Play Centre
 

Looking for funding for building an accessible playground? You may qualify for the Jumpstart Accessibility Grants program. Deadline for applications is March 16th.

Looking for assistance with your application?

Habitat Systems, provider of inclusive playground solutions would enjoy the opportunity to assist your group.

Reach one of our 5 offices in Western Canada at toll free
1.866.422.4828
or email us at
[email protected]
to learn more.

 


Grants for playgrounds

 

  1. Accessibility-Enabling Grants: Jumpstart will provide grants up to $50,000 for projects designed to help organizations enable general accessibility within their facilities. Where possible, applications should demonstrate evidence of matching funds or in-kind support from Federal/Provincial/Territorial and/or municipal governments. Up to 14 Accessibility-Enabling Grants will be awarded annually.
  2. Inclusive Design Innovation Grants: Jumpstart will provide grants between $250,000 and $1,000,000 for projects designed to enhance existing building plans for sport and recreation spaces with uniquely innovative solutions for inclusion and accessibility for children of different abilities. On an annual basis, Jumpstart will award:
  3. Up to four grants valued at $250,000
  4. Up to two grants valued at $500,000
  5. Two grants valued at $1,000,000

NEW! AquaGather Station

Make a splash with the new interactive water play table from Aquatix by Landscape Structures!

This exciting and new water station is a perfect play experience for children of all abilities. This hexagon shaped station was designed for individuals with disabilities to easilyaccess all areas of this water play station, allowing for social interactions among all kids!

Children are able to control the water flow from all corners and can choose the speed and direction, allowing for complete control and imagination which allows for a fun and functional experience!

Two Vancouver Schools are still enjoying their Circle K Playgrounds

5 years ago Circle K International (CKI) members, a premier collegiate and university community service organization sponsored by Kiwanis International, gave sweat equity to transform the playgrounds at two Vancouver schools.

Partnering with Landscape Structures, and Habitat Systems, more than 150 CKI volunteers installed playground equipment at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Elementary and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Annex. After two days of construction, some of which took place during heavy rain showers, the two playgrounds were complete. Fast forward to today and the children at these schools are still playing hard and enjoying the play spaces.

If you are a group looking to revamp or update your play space we can help. Contact us today to learn more about our client services which include fundraising assistance and grant opportunities.

Kiwanis Installation 2013

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Reach New Heights with the Elev8!

Landscape Structures is taking climbing to new heights! With the new eight towering climbers and slides, children can now challenge themselves and discover innovative ways to make their way through the playground. These PlayBooster climbers are focused for children aged 5-12 and offer 8 foot decks allowing for elevated heights while they make their way up and down from one deck to the next using these new climbers. With a combination of varying slide heights and design, it makes for an exciting finish for the children!

 

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Greentree School Playground Opening!

Students at Greentree School in Drumheller, Alberta we’re excited for the new school year, especially since they have a brand new playground!

Habitat Systems was honoured to be a part of this project and just as happy as the children to see it in the ground and ready to play on! This playground offers many exciting components including the Rollerslide, the Boogie Board and the ever popular climbing structure – the Netplex®.

Read the full Greentree School article here!

Greentree School Playground

(Mailphotos by Terri Huxley)

Grand Opening Services

Do you have a newly finished playground that you want to celebrate and show off to everyone?

As part of working with Habitat Systems, we offer grand opening services and we would love to help you out with your event. Below is a list of what we can do for your Grand Opening Ceremony:

  1. An electronic invite to the event, designed specifically for your project by our in house Graphic Designer (this can be distributed via email and can also be printed)
  2. Posters of the 3D drawings of the playground for display at the event
  3. 3ft long Scissors
  4. Ceremonial ribbon for cutting
  5. Bollards to hold the ribbon
  6. Balloons for decoration
  7. At least one Habitat Systems staff member on site for set-up/assistance during the event

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Alberta School Funding

Playgrounds are an essential part of any school experience for a child. Outdoor activities and social interactions between children on the playground encourage physical and social skills and is an essential part of their development.

Funding for playgrounds can be a long process but the Government of Alberta has some exciting news. Over the next four years, the Province is committing $20 million to help build school playgrounds throughout Alberta!

Each school recipient will be awarded with a $250,000 grant to help make their playground dreams become a reality.  The grants will be available to all new school constructions between 2014-2018.

Check out the links below to learn more about this opportunity for new Alberta schools!

Province commits $20M to build school playgrounds

 Alberta directs $20M over 4 years for new school playgrounds

Alberta directs $20 M  over four years for new school playgrounds

Exhibition Park – Abbotsford, BC

The children of Abbotsford have a new playground to be excited about! Not only is it an exciting place space complete with challenging climbing components, the Global Motion (a rotating net climber), the popular ZipKrooz line and so much more, but it is a memorial playground. The Fire Fighter’s Memorial Playground is a dedication to all firefighters, honouring first responders for their hard work, as well as remembering those who have died. This is made aware to visitors with a greeting sign that reads, “A Fireman’s Prayer”. In addition, regimental numbers have been placed on either side of the fire truck structure remembering two firefighters who lost their lives to cancer.

This playground is a tribute and an amazing way to honour Firefighter’s for the daily sacrifices they make to keep our communities safe.