Stella Of Sunne™ Collection from Victor Stanley

We are excited to announce the brand new Stella Of Sunne™ Collection from Victor Stanley.

With new and modern designs, the Stell and Ella site furnishing products offer comfortable and stylish features perfect for any outdoor setting. Constructed from one of the toughest hardwoods available, this new line allows for extreme resistance to decay and abrasion for that long lasting durability and longevity.

Create a space with comfortable bench seating and tables, matching receptacles and sophisticated bike racks.

Contact us to learn more!

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Playground at Unwin Park

It was announced in early 2019 that the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities would build a universally accessible playground in Unwin Park as part of its Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Project initiative. Situated in Surrey, BC, Unwin Park is a large community park with lots of exciting things to do, including baseball diamonds and soccer fields, and a basketball court. In addition to a water park, there will now be a brand new 12,000 square foot accessible playground this coming fall!

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities was launched in 2005 to address an issue of national concern: the inactivity of kids. National in scope, but local in its focus, Jumpstart helps kids in financial need participate in organized sports and physical activities. And through its Play Finds A Way movement, Jumpstart’s vision is to create large-scale, accessible playgrounds across Canada. Jumpstart will work with selected municipalities to design and build inclusive playgrounds for kids of all abilities, building at least one playground in every province and territory by 2023. Jumpstart has always been committed to supporting local communities and their goal is that these playgrounds will become a destination, and a gathering place, for communities to unite around play.

Habitat Systems is proud to work alongside Canadian Tire Jumpstart and our playground manufacturer Landscape Structures to create a truly accessible playground for children of all abilities. Some of the inclusive design features include pour in place rubber surfacing, making it accessible for wheelchairs to easily access all points of the playground with the assistance of double wide ramps allowing for enough space to change directions. Some independent components include the Sway Fun Glider, We-Saw and Omni Spinner. An addition to this park will also be the new We-Go-Round – designed for children and families to play together, including those in wheelchairs. Skyways Shade products were designed for comfortable play during hot summer days and Rhapsody Outdoor Musical Instruments have been incorporated to allow for creativity and express themselves through music.

This playground is designed to create developmentally appropriate spaces for kids of all ages and abilities, in a sensory-rich environment that promotes physical, social and emotional development.

Unwin Park is expected to open in early fall!

To learn more about this exciting project, contact us today.

Castle Spray Park Open!

Castle Spray Park in Port Coquitlam is officially open! This new and exciting spray park from Aquatix by Landscape Structures features components such as a shower dome, hydrosphere, and stream jet which all promote inclusive interactions between children! The Versosplash, the standout feature, is the perfect way to get a good dunk on a hot summer’s day with an unexpected bucket dump leading to a giant splash of fun for all!

Situated next to a playground, this park offers many play opportunities for endless hours of fun!

Be sure to check it out while it’s still hot out.

2252 Castle Crescent, Port Coquitlam, BC.

SkyWays® & CoolToppers® Shade Products

Summer weather calls for some shade!

Landscape Structures SkyWays® and CoolToppers® shade products offer a cool shade option for any outdoor play space. It’s designed to block up to 97 percent of the sun’s UV Rays, helping to keep your playground 30 degrees cooler.

Make your shade cover stand out! Its varying sizes and endless colour options allow you to create the perfect addition to any outdoor space!

On a hot summer day, a shade option is a must!

Jumpstart Inclusive and Accessible Playground Opens at Shouldice Park

 

In 2018, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced that it would build a universally accessible playground in Shouldice Park (Calgary, AB) as part of its Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Project initiative. Situated in northwest Calgary, Shouldice Park is a combination of a major athletic park and neighbourhood park, and surrounds the Shouldice Aquatic Centre and Shouldice Arena.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities was launched in 2005 to address an issue of national concern: the inactivity of kids. National in scope, but local in its focus, Jumpstart helps kids in financial need participate in organized sports and physical activities. And through its Play Finds A Way movement, Jumpstart’s vision is to create large-scale, accessible playgrounds across Canada. Jumpstart will work with selected municipalities to design and build inclusive playgrounds for kids of all abilities, building at least one playground in every province and territory by 2023. Jumpstart has always been committed to supporting local communities and their goal is that these playgrounds will become a destination, and a gathering place, for communities to unite around play.   

Leveraging universal design principals, Jumpstart’s mission is to ensure that these playgrounds become the standard for inclusivity by creating imaginative and accessible spaces where children of all abilities can share in the magic of play. Universal Design is a framework for design with the express goal of creating environments that are usable by the widest range of abilities. This framework influences the design of Inclusive Play environments to ultimately increase access, safety, comfort and participation within play environments. Because it benefits everyone regardless of condition, the playground becomes a truly multigenerational gathering space for community enjoyment, socialization, healthy bodies and imaginative fun, without eliminating the absolutely necessary fun and risk of a park playground.

Jumpstart worked with the City of Calgary, Habitat Systems and playground manufacturer Landscape Structures to create the city’s largest universally accessible playground at 15,000 square feet. A few of the playground’s inclusive design features include:

  • Double Wide Ramps – those using wheelchairs can roll side-by-side and there’s enough room to change directions while on the ramps.
  • Integrated Shade – children’s tolerance levels of sun and heat vary greatly, particularly for those who have sun allergies, or who take medications that increase susceptibility to sun poisoning and overheating. In addition, plenty of shade over the playstructure ensures that children can play comfortably for longer, and protects them from harmful UV rays.
  • Rollerslide – children gain tactile and auditory experience as they slide. The rollers eliminate static electric build-up which allows children with cochlear implants to use the slide without fear of static electricity discharging into their hearing device.
  • Sway Fun Glider – working together, children of all abilities create movement and vestibular input. The placement of the table in this element is key, creating an opportunity for children using a wheelchair to actively participate.
  • Rhapsody Outdoor Musical Instruments – these wheelchair accessible components offer a unique way for kids and adults to be creative and express themselves both physically and emotionally.
  • Sensory Play Centre – the Sensory Play Centre encourages children to explore visual variation, textures, learning activities, movement, auditory and tactile elements – a variety of panels engages the seven senses for children of all ages and abilities.
  • OmniSpin Spinner – designed so that children using wheeled mobility devices can transfer or be transferred out of their devices and enjoy the rotation that comes from a merry-go-round experience. Riders and pushers cooperate to make this a fun vestibular experience and encouraging social play as well as the development of proprioception.
  • We-Saw – varied seating options ensure children can find the “just right” movement experience; and seats are large enough to accommodate teens and adults allowing the experience to become truly universal.
  • Molded Bucket Swing Seat with Harness – provides additional supports for children who might require trunk support while they swing.
  • Pour-in-Place Rubber Surfacing – a seamless synthetic surface is wheelchair accessible and allows for creative variations in colour and patterns, making it the number 1 choice for truly inclusive unitary surfacing.

This playground is designed to create developmentally appropriate spaces for kids of all ages and abilities, in a sensory-rich environment that promotes physical, social and emotional development.

The Shouldice Park inclusive playground opened June 19th, 2019.

To learn more about this exciting project, contact us today.

Accessible HealthBeat® Equipment

Get out and get active!

Landscape Structures HealthBeat® line promotes active wellness in the great outdoors. These outdoor fitness systems allow for a tailored workout session for all fitness levels and have been adapted for teens and adults of all abilities! With wheelchair accessibility options, everyone is given the opportunity to test their physical strength and work together!