Calgary parents (and their kids) know that playgrounds are a huge deal. They are not just structures of plastic and metal; they are much more than that. They promote physical fitness and get families out of the house and outdoors for some fresh air. They build confidence in kids who challenge themselves to climb higher and jump farther. Habitat Systems Inc has built many playgrounds in Calgary and knows that a great playground takes a lot of skill to design and build. But more than that, they know that a playground is a meeting place for local families to congregate. Parents can chat while kids create their own games and take part in imaginative social play. Often, neighbourhoods don’t have a community centre to meet at but they have a playground!
We’ve partnered with Habitat Systems Inc to give you a tour of some of the unique playgrounds they’ve designed and built in Calgary and area. Habitat Systems builds innovative playgrounds throughout Western Canada in public play areas and schools. They’ve worked with thousands of municipalities and school councils over the years to design and build safe and inclusive play spaces that are also pleasing to look at. They are also experts in getting the details right to make sure that their playgrounds will provide thousands of hours of “serious fun.” Here are some of the play areas they’ve built – ones that you may have even visited!
Address: 317 – 7th Avenue SW (inside the CORE shopping centre)
Serious Fun Factor: This playground is about as much of a draw for kids as the gardens themselves! The structure invites children to use all aspects of the supports to climb on, but it isn’t too tall for younger children to use.
Calgary East Village
Address: 6th St SE at 6th Ave SE
Serious Fun Factor: This playground is part of the new East Village development in Calgary. It incorporates lots of natural log structures that invite users to balance, hop and climb – the perfect backdrop for kids to imagine they are crossing a river or exploring a jungle!
Ridge Park – Currie Barracks
Address: 2953 Battleford Ave SW
Serious Fun Factor: This playground is also located in a new Calgary neighbourhood. It incorporates favourites such as swings and a balance beam but also gives a fun twist with its WobblePod Bouncers, TopsyTurny Spinners and a Double Oodle Swing. The fresh colours really make this playground stand out!
Irricana Lion’s Club Playground
Address: 500 1st Avenue, Irricana AB
Serious Fun Factor: This playground features custom-built structures that create the theme of a grain elevator and reflect the landscape. Think of all the adventures children can have on the train, or whooshing down the enormous slide!
These are just a few of the great playgrounds that Habitat Systems, Inc has designed. You can see more of their Southern Alberta playgrounds in their online gallery, and their website also has photos of playgrounds they’ve designed in other locations. See you at the playground!
If your school or community league is looking to add playground equipment, you can contact Habitat Systems by phone at: 1-866-422-4828 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the video below which speaks to the WHY of this company – WHY they do what they do. For more local playground locations visit Habitat Systems Inc’s portfolio page. Wow!
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