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It was an honour to be a part of the team that made the building of the Dragonfly Splash Park a reality for our community.   The choice to build a Splash Park met many of our local priorities around promoting physical activity, creating safe outdoor play environments for young children and promoting the community as a whole as family-centred.  The splash park has become a wonderful, fun place and its play value has exceeded my expectations from the first day it opened.

 

Heather Adamson

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Help White Rock build the first “All Abilities Park” on the beach

The White Rock Firefighters Charity Association has an initiative to build an All Abilities Park and Playground on the beach in White Rock.   The idea is to create a gathering place where people of all ages and all abilities come to be active, rest, have fun and enjoy the beach area of the White Rock community. Every year the organization hosts the White Rock Princess Party and raises funds towards building their dream park.
This year was a HUGE success as they raised another $37,000.

At the 2017 event, a little girl was looking at the design boards by RecTec Industries and the money raised so far.  Then she invited her little friend over to share the news. So far $160,000 has been raised. The organization says there is still a ways to go, but they continue to hold the vision.  Congratulations White Rock Firefighters Charity Association!

https://www.wrprincessparty.com/

 

A new way to play

It’s great to see so many communities moving away from traditional playground equipment and embracing new ways to get kids active.  Flying down the zip line or swinging with a basket of friends are just some of the memories being made in these unique place spaces. Creekside Park by Science World and the soon-to-be-opened Rochester Park in Coquitlam are two of the latest parks offering an extraordinary play experience.

Catch a glimpse of the Creekside Park in action here .

Kraft Heinz Project Play

The Kraft Heinz Project Play competition is on!  This fund helps to build better places to play in communities across Canada.  The Grand Prize winner receives $250,000 towards a recreational facility upgrade and the three finalists each receive $20,000.  In 2013, the Invermere Rotary Club won $25,000 for their new spray park.  Not only did Invermere receive a cheque for $25,000, but they also hosted the TSN crew members for a live broadcast and received $5,000 from former Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Brett Wilson.  The spray park was opened in 2015 and is one of the busiest water parks in the region.

What are you waiting for?  Nominate your community project today!  

 

Waterplay Activity Towers Named a 2017 Top Aquatic Product

Waterplay® Solutions is excited to announce its Activity Towers product line was named a Most Valuable Product (MVP) by Aquatics International Magazine. Part of Waterplay’s new generation of product solutions released in 2016, Activity Towers is an innovative system of elevated play structures that create an exciting aquatic adventure for the whole family.

Featuring an adaptable footprint, Activity Towers take water play to new heights in any space—from a zero-depth splash pad to an aquatic pool. Its modular system of activity pods, slide flumes and a full range of spray features create an immersive attraction packed with interactive functionality. Spacious play decks, ADA compliant entries and dynamic spray effects both on and around the tower prioritize inclusive play experiences to ensure every user gets to have fun at their own level.

Read more about the Activity Towers

Seattle Center Playground: Artists at Play

If you are planning a road trip with the kids this summer we highly recommend the “Artists at Play” Playground in the heart of the Seattle Center. The play space was designed for children of all ages and challenges a multitude of senses.  The park includes a 30-foot KOMPAN climbing tower and so many other unique activities that are sure to “wow” you.

The interactive musical instruments within the park were created by world famous sound inventor Trimpin. He created a multitude of activities that are incredibly brilliant: bronze plates that play notes when children throw stones at them;  a fence that plays notes and looks similar to a vertical xylophone; a letter tree that sings when someone turns the handle; and chimes that play when children swing.

The place space was designed to be accessible for people of all ages and abilities.  KOMPAN’S smaller climbing structure mimics the larger one but is designed for toddlers and preschoolers so everyone can be a part of the fun.

It’s well worth a trip to Seattle just to see this park!