Aviva Community Fund Grant

Over the past few years the annual Aviva Community Fund program has been assisting groups with making their playground dreams come true.  Habitat Systems is proud to have worked with schools who were recipients in receiving funding for their projects.

Click on the links below to see the amazing end results of these projects and contact Habitat Systems today to begin designs for your application.

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“The power to make a difference is in your hands”Aviva Community Fund

Victoria Courthouse Playground by Habitat Systems

Habitat Systems is honoured to be working with the Ministry of
Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, who manage the
Victoria provincial courthouse grounds – former location of
“Tent City” – to develop the Victoria Courthouse Playground.

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The Tent City project is a redevelopment project at the Victoria provincial courthouse grounds, which previously had been occupied as a homeless camp. Once the province was able to provide housing to every resident formerly at that location, plans to clean up the site were put into action. New and exciting playground equipment was planned to revitalize the site.

Students in the surrounding area have been eagerly awaiting the new playground and were asked to provide input on their favourite playground components. The new Global Motion (pictured above) by Landscape Structures was a clear winner in the voting process. This new playground and park will create a positive gathering place on the Victoria Courthouse grounds for children and adults of all abilities and ages. Installation is planned for March 2017. Stay tuned for more on this exciting project.

In the News:

Dreams for playground at former tent city site taking shape

Aquatix Launches at NRPA 2016

Aquatix (formerly ARC) has joined forces with Landscape Structures, leading manufacturer of playgrounds, to bring groundbreaking designs and innovations to the world of water playground environments.

Their endless water feature options are perfect for installations such as

  • municipal parks
  • recreation centres
  • hotels
  • camping areas
  • amusement parks

Visit aquatix.playlsi.com to learn more.

Getting in Touch with Nature

Habitat Systems was happy to work with Urban Systems to create a natural play space at the Fort St. John’s Child Development Centre. This natural inspired space takes a step back from a typical child’s playground of monkey bars and swings and focuses on the natural elements by incorporating logs and wooden structures to reconnect children with nature through play.

Shasta McCoy, a Landscape Architect from Urban Systems has worked on multiple natural play projects, and states that “As humans we’re just drawn to natural spaces. I love the very beginning of these projects, when you sit down to work and realize the possibilities are kind of endless. Your mind goes in all directions and there’s so much opportunity for creativity and exploration.”

For the full article please click here

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Victor Stanley Announces Relay™

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Introducing the Victor Stanley Relay™ Sensor and Service, which continuously monitors fill level. But that’s just the beginning. Powered by our Street Level Sensing™ technology, Relay also…

• Continuously monitors fill level, weight, location and collection status

• Tracks location via GPS, so you always know where receptacles were moved and where they belong

• Allows you to log on and view collection data in real-time and historically

• Boosts efficiency in planning, scheduling and routing collections

• Saves an estimated 20-40% in collection expenses

• Is built for reliability and durability, along with everything we manufacture

Victor Stanley Relay™ uses technology, sensors and web services which we designed, built, and own, so you can rely on our product whether you retrofit Relay or make it part of your new receptacle orders.

Contact Us today for more information on this cutting edge product.

 

Introducing Global Motion™

Global Motion™ is Launched Today. New climbing structure accommodates large groups of kids while remaining easy-to-turn

Global Motion™ is a freestanding, rotating climber that welcomes entire groups of children aboard for a fully-inclusive, multisensory experience. Even when loaded with kids, Global Motion remains easy to turn and control thanks to a patent-pending progressive resistance mechanism which keeps things rotating at fun, yet controllable speed.

Children who love to climb and turn now have infinite play possibilities in their reach. Sensory-rich activities like Global Motion help children develop the skills necessary to engage, change and impact the world around them. In particular, playground activities with motion provide a fun way for kids to develop better depth perception, balance and cause-and-effect skills.

Bike Room Solutions – Ultra Space Saver

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The Ultra Space Saver provides easy and ample space for u-lock security on nearly any bike, including bikes with fenders.
Thanks to design enhancements, the double-sided Ultra Space Saver parks more than double the capacity of a standard bike rack.

Contact Us for a Ultra Space Save info sheet.

 

Community Installation Project!

Community Installations are a great way to get the public to come together and support their community by volunteering their time to assist with the installation of a new playground.

It is a great alternative to a full installation as it allows the community to work together, along with the help and assistance of a certified Habitat Systems installer to supervise the project.

The photos below are an example of a community installation that took place at Webster Elementary in Warfield, BC.

This school received the playground of their dreams thanks to the help of the community!

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Contact Us to learn more about Community Installations