This patent pending next-generation merry-go-round offers plenty of space for more kids of all abilities to play and interact together. Strategic seating areas leave ample room for wheelchairs, including those without a wheel-locking mechanism allowing for everyone to enjoy the spinning fun. Once aboard, the integrated roof provides shade, and everyone faces the center so they can easily share smiles, laughter and conversation while in orbit.Learn More
Happy Friday! Fridays are great days to kick-back and watch something fun. We have some really exciting playground projects in the works right now (stay tuned for details coming soon) but in the mean time, let’s flash back to a project that was both rewarding and fun. In 2011 Manny Malhotra, Dan Hamuis and their families in partnership with the Canucks for Kids Fund, Burnaby School District, and Habitat Systems Inc., came together to provide a playground to Edmonds School in Burnaby.
“It is on the playground where our students make their first friends and learn their first new word in English. It is also on the playground that our students learn the basics of good citizenship. They learn to take turns, to share, to work together and to solve problems peacefully. It’s where children learn that laughter sounds the same in every language.”
-David Starr, Principal at Edmonds Community School during the Playground Project in 2011
Check out the video below to take a trip back in time to this exciting project.
Municipalities around the world are looking at smart city technologies to manage their infrastructure.
Victor Stanley’s Relay litter receptacle technology continuously monitors fill levels and weight, sending an alert that indicates unusual fill level change and when spikes in weight occur. Victor Stanley’s technology also allows for the tracking of litter receptacles when their locations are moved. The Relay system provides valuable data that can help stop residential dumping and overflow.
This technology is a wonderful Smart City solution for British Columbia and Alberta municipalities. Other cities in Canada, such at Niagara Falls, are embracing this efficient Waste Management system.
Smart and Efficient… it’s a beautiful thing.
Contact us to learn more about the Relay system.
These new playable art pieces are sure to be the talk of the town! Landscape Structures’ Alpha Link Towers allow kids to scale the outside or climb inside reaching the fully enclosed 12′ deck for an amazing view. The elevated crawl tunnel provides an up-high scramble from one tower to the other.
Landscape Structures’ Alpha Tower goes above and beyond the fun of a traditional playground. Reach new heights on the 12′ enclosed deck or take a trip down our fastest slide yet, the Double Swoosh!
With the Smart Play: Nook and Loft came a new way for little ones to have fun on the playground. Landscape Structures has expanded on that idea with the Smart Play Centre. The addition of the Smart Play: Market Place and the Smart Play: Fire Station is exciting in itself, but being able to attach them to create the Smart Play Centre is truly innovative.
Multi-user swings are back! Landscape Structures created the Friendship Swing with people of all ages in mind. Take a tandem ride with friends and family!
Using Digifuse technology, Landscape Structures was able to create 9 new Spring Riders. There are modern takes on Bears, Butterflies, Chickens, Dinosaurs, and more!
Landscape Structures has debuted their modular, concrete Facet Forms. From tunnels to benches, these modern shapes will bring your site into the now.
Landscape Structures knows that inclusive means more than accessible, and that’s why they’re proud to introduce the Sensory Tunnel. The tunnel gives kids of all abilities a sensory-rich experience filled with colour, light, and texture through a mix of materials. And yes, they’re accessible too!
The PlayBooster® Double Swoosh Slide® is our steepest double racer slide! Now available in 8’ height!
The abstract, geometric designs of GeoPlex™ deliver climbing fun for kids ages 5 to 12. GeoPlex climbing panels come together in so many different ways—climbers, towers, towers with nets and more—to create endless patterns of visual and physical texture. Built-in hand- and foot-holds accommodate plenty of active kids and strategically placed holes provide excellent sightlines.
Two new Smart Play® playstructures will take kids from early crawling exploration on up to active climbing and social play. That’s because Smart Play: Nook is for kids ages 6 to 23 months, and Smart Play: Loft is for kids ages 2 to 5 years. Together, they span a critical period of childhood development, making these Smart Play playstructures ideal for childcare centers, schools and neighborhood playgrounds. Little ones can grow up with these matching playstructures as each provides age-appropriate play activities that inspire continued physical, mental and social growth.
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.
|Lord Selkirk Elementary||South Slope Elementary|
“The power to make a difference is in your hands” – Aviva Community Fund
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 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!
Contact Us to learn more about Community Installations
Today beings the adventure of planning our new website. By the time you read this post we will be live – wish us luck!