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“We love having an outdoor play structure that is both visually appealing and fun to play on! Our playground structure is a safe and inviting place for all of our preschoolers to play and learn together.”

Lisa Seidel

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New KOMPAN Robinia Creatures

KOMPAN Playgrounds has been busy creating and building new wooden play structures. The quality, creativity and play value is incredible.

Check them out…

The Science Behind Water Play

Waterplay in partnership with researchers at Okanagan College have studied the science behind water play and have identified the STEM skills children acquire from playing with water.

Research lead Dr. Beverlie Dietze has summarized some compelling highlights in her blog post. You can read it here. 

Top 10 Playgrounds in and around Vancouver

Playgrounds are everywhere but which ones really stand out and have loads of kids playing on them everyday?  Have a look at our list of those that rise to the top for us and looking at the Google reviews, for others:

Ambleside Park – North Vancouver – A great place to walk and spend time with family. The view is awesome.

Creekside Park – Vancouver – This modern playground has everything kids could want – a zip line, swings, swirling “tea cups,” and an awesome sand and water play area.

Forsyth Park – Surrey – Such a nice park, fun equipment and lots of seats where you can wait for your children and have a clear view of where they are 🙂

Rocky Point Park – Port Moody -The new play space is beautiful. Great trails, fabulous views…Rocky point is a great family place to go!

Mountain View Park – Surrey – A small neighbourhood park that features a toddler ship and a whole host of other exciting moving parts and climbing structures.

Penzer Park – Langley – The City of Langley has knocked it out of the park with their Penzer Action Park. This park is geared to kids (of all ages) who have energy to burn.

Dufferin Park – Surrey – It is a wonderful playground surrounded by a community swarming with young families. There are always nice people with their kids playing. Kids of all ages play here up to ~10yrs.

Landing Leisure Spray Park – Chilliwack – The Landing Spray Park has 16 above ground features and 24 ground sprays. One of the highlights is the “Big Top Soaker” which fills up a big, translucent bucket with 170 litres of water, builds anticipation and then releases it!

Rochester Park – Coquitlam – Whoever is responsible for playground & park development in Coquitlam deserves a gold star. The playgrounds are so over-the-top creative and interactive that I’m pretty sure the planner is actually a kid. Or at the very least, a 12 year old trapped in the body of an adult.

Newton Athletic Park – Surrey – Nice playground and spray park for the children. My kids love to go here all the time. Good place to visit it.

Winners of the KOMPAN Grant Program

For the first time KOMPAN, Inc. has carried out a Matched Funding Grant campaign in Canada. For the Matched Funding Grant Campaign, KOMPAN focuses on aiding community groups, schools and cities in amplifying the impact of allocated dollars toward inclusive play areas or interactive fitness spaces. The grant application process required that groups provide detailed information on their organizations, their missions and their goals for the new fitness or playground areas.

We are excited to announce that three BC communities have won $10,000 towards the purchase of their new playground equipment.  CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners!

Sensisyusten School is part of the Westbank First Nation located in Westbank BC.  They offer Junior Kindergarten to Grade Five. Sensisyusten is open to all students, aboriginal, and non-aboriginal living on and off reserve.  They are hoping for a new play space for kids to get outside and move for gross and fine motor development. They also want to see a new accessible playground where parents and community members want to come and get outside and play with their children.

Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Academy is a non-denominational Christian school located in Comox BC. The school is characterized by excellence in academics, creativity in the performing arts, and a warm, welcoming attitude toward people from all walks of life. The school wants to remove barriers and build an inclusive and accessible playground for children of varied abilities. They would also like to give back to the surrounding community and promote this relationship for years to come.

 

The City of Port Moody has experienced significant population growth – from 18,216 people in 1991 to approximately 34,000 currently. The existing playground at Westhill Park was constructed in 1986 (33 years ago!). The City is hoping to have a new, safe playground that meets current CSA standards and provides a much-needed amenity for the community of Port Moody. The new playground should have an inclusive universal design that enables and encourages children to play and discover. The playground should offer a fun and interesting way for families to interact with one another and help to provide a much-needed break from screen time and the business of everyday life.

Kid’s Talk

Our Sales Rep Jeff Kuby was invited to talk to kids at Holy Trinity School about playground designing.  He received a great big Thank You along with a list of things the kids took away from his playground planning session!

Playground Planning SessionPlayground Planning with kids