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!

Employee Recommended Workplace

Habitat Systems is proud to announce that we are an Employee Recommended Workplace. We take pride in the health and well-being of our employees and create a fun and welcoming work place environment.

We are honoured to receive this award as it demonstrates our ability in achieving a healthy and productive workforce.

Check out our Careers page to learn about the current job opportunities with Habitat Systems and join this amazing team!

NEW! Curva™ Spinner

The Curva™ Spinner is a beautiful and fun addition to any play space with endless colour choices. One child or multiple kids can ride around and around to experience the exhilarating spinning sensation. It offers vestibular stimulation and promotes experimentation with centrifugal force and cause-and-effect.

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What Makes a Playground a Great Place for ALL Children to Play?

Submitted by Ingrid M. Kanics, OTR/L, Kanics Inclusive Design Services, LLC

Play is the most important activity for a child’s development. It is through play that children learn about their world, learn to manipulate it and succeed in it. One of the many places that children play is on the local playground. Be it in a local park, area school or large community center, the playground is a major environment for free play for all children. It is important that children of all abilities have the chance to engage with each other on these playgrounds so that they can all play, learn and grow together.

To read more on what makes a playground a great place for all children to play, please view Ingrid’s full article located in the link below…

What Makes a Playground a Great Place for ALL Children to Play?

Smart Play Centre
Smart Play Centre

Cooper’s Crossing Grand Opening

The Grand Opening at Cooper’s Crossing School in Airdrie was the perfect way to finish off the school year! It was a huge success and there were many people to help celebrate and share the excitement!

We love celebrating the finished product of a playground – a lot goes on behind the scenes to make it possible and the excitement and joy that the kids show when they see their new playground makes it all worth it!

Habitat Systems was honoured to be a part of this project and making the children’s’ playground dreams a reality!

Release Your Inner Ninja

FiteCore Extream

Have you seen the new FitCore™ Extreme? It’s time to release your inner ninja!

For teens and adults ages 13+ 15 different obstacles are available to test a variety of skills. Kids ages 5 to 12 can challenge themselves on 10 obstacles appropriate for their size and skill level. Each obstacle comes with its own sign to show proper form and use, and identifies the skills needed to complete the challenge.

FitCore Extreme obstacles are sold individually or can be designed into courses. Obstacles are challenging, and users can adapt their trial by using different grips, climbing in different styles, or approaching and dismounting in creative ways. This keeps users engaged and coming back to improve. Those who are avid watchers of extreme fitness shows will recognize many of the FitCore Extreme obstacles as popular events. These product solutions stay true to the spirit of extreme obstacle courses.

  • #244062 Quintuple Steps
  • #243907 Angled Overhead Ladder
  • #243016 A-Frame Cargo Net
  • #243190 Jump Hang
  • #243862 Peg Bridge
  • #243019 Vertical Cargo Net
  • #244064 High Step
  • #243899 Wheel Bridge
  • #243908 Angled Balance Beams
  • #243870 Globe Grasp
  • #244061 Spiderwalk
  • #244063 Unstable Bridge
  • #243909 Over Under Bars
  • #243778 Ledge Hanger
  • #243910 Rope Climb
  • #246315 Welcome Sign

Kids ages 5 to 12 can challenge themselves on 10 obstacles appropriate for their size and skill level.

  • #244194 Angled Overhead Ladder
  • #244191 A-Frame Cargo Net
  • #244193 Jump Hang
  • #244195 Peg Bridge
  • #244192 Vertical Cargo Net
  • #244201 High Step
  • #244196 Angled Balance Beams
  • #244200 Spiderwalk
  • #244198 Over Under Bars
  • #244199 Rope Climb
  • #246587 Welcome Sign

 

Interested in learning more? Want to become a ninja?

Contact us for a complimentary package of information.

New SkyWays® Shade Shape

Skyways by Landscape Structures

We are excited to launch a new shade shape, the Triangle Sail Shade.

The Triangle Sail Shade by Landscape Structures has three posts, which the sail attaches to at 8, 10 and 12 feet.

The varied attachment height delivers the unique triangular shape. With 23 fabric options this clean design can be added seamlessly to an array of site layouts to provide much needed shade.

 

Interested in learning more?

Contact us today for a complimentary brochure.

Poligon School Shelters

School is back in full swing and Poligon shade structures has the perfect walkway covers and outdoor shelters to fit your school needs.

Whether it’s covered outdoor seating or a protective walkway shelter to prevent students from getting wet in the cold, winter months or keeping them shaded on a hot, sunny day – Poligon structures has the perfect solution for you. Their modern and stylish designs give your outdoor space the ideal open air structure needed for your school.

 

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
info@habitat-systems.com
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.

 

 

NEW Rhapsody Instruments – 2-5 Year Olds

Landscape Structures is excited to announce the newest collection to the Rhapsody line, introducing new musical instruments targeting 2-5 year olds. This new equipment is within reach for the little ones, allowing them to explore their musical abilities and create new sounds. These components are ideal for preschools, child care centres and other early childhood facilities.

These new Rhapsody instruments include drums, chimes to bing and bong their way along, and metallophones – the perfect musical additions to any  play space!

Add some musical fun with Rhapsody!

 

Shaped by Play Scholarship

Landscape Structures Launches Shaped by Play Scholarship

To help build the leaders of tomorrow Landscape Structures has launched the Shaped By Play Scholarship. A child (elementary, middle or high school students) needs to be nominated by a Kiwanis member, school principal or parks and recreation director.

Scholarships are available in amounts between $250 and $3,000. Funds can be used for camps, sports clinics, piano lessons, art classes and more. Complete the application by providing contact details for yourself and the nominee (child), sharing how the scholarship dollars will be used and the cost of the program. During the application be prepared to answer 3 short questions about how the nominee is shaped by play.

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The NEW Dero Icon Hitch Bike Rack

Dero wants to spice up your bike parking with new custom bike racks! The Icon Hitch is perfect for coffee shops, restaurants and so much more! With 8 different designs to choose from they all make a statement!

These frequently requested designs are now readily available with a faster lead time and an affordable price.

First choose your powder coat colour, then pick the design that perfectly suits your space.

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BCAA ($100,000 x 3) in playground funds!

Are there play opportunities in your community? Do your children have to travel for miles to go somewhere to play? BCAA wants to award three communities with a $100,000 grant to help build safe play spaces for your families. Deadline to apply is April 13th. Don’t miss this opportunity!!! Call us today at 1.866.422.4828 to learn how we can assist with your application.

BCAA Playground Funding

Victor Stanley Products

Looking to complete your space with some trendy site furnishing additions? Habitat Systems are distributors of Victor Stanley’s site furnishing products and we would be happy to assist you. Victor Stanley offers a complete line of products that will withstand the test of time due to their high quality, manufacturing and design techniques. They have everything you’re looking for from benches and picnic tables, to bike racks and litter receptacles.

Take a look at some of their newest trends and collections:

Camille
Relay Series
Freesia

SECOR

Habitat Systems is proud to be a SECOR member.

SECOR is issued to an employer whose health and safety management system meets the Partnerships standard.

SECOR

Working on a playground equipment project and want to learn more about this SECOR Certificate of Recognition? Contact us.

 

 

Shaped by Play

Many of our most important life lessons and skills were learned on the playground when we were kids. That’s why we work so hard to bring play to all children – to make sure our children grow up happy, healthy and engaged in their community. #shapedbyplay

We’re proud to be one of Landscape Structures representatives, they’re leading the way in innovation, quality and design in our industry and it makes a world of difference for our kids. Want to see how? check out their latest video!

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.

Victoria Courthouse Playground Tent City
Victoria Courthouse Playground Global Motion

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:

Former tent city plans for Future

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™

SageRelay

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.