"Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity." ~Kay Redfield Jamison
Green Roots Play Equipment is British Columbia's choice for outdoor playground equipment.
Green Roots Play Equipment is Western Canada's most trusted playground supplier and exclusive Canadian distributor for PlayMart Playgrounds. We also carry a full line of Dynamo Playgrounds.
Our complete line of sustainable playground equipment includes: playground structures, play systems, playground surfacing, and park amenities for schools, municipalities, community play spaces, pre-schools, nature of early play for daycare centres, campgrounds, hotels and resorts.
From specific, themed play systems and custom-designed playground equipment structures to childhood favourites like slides, net climbers and swings, Green Roots play products are designed to inspire outdoor play and recreation for all ages while building sustainable communities.
Planning your Playground
Planning your playground is an important job with lots of information to consider as you go. We've created this checklist to help get you thinking about your project and are available to answer any questions you might have along the way!
- Form a Committee. There are a lot of tasks associated with playground planning. Committee members can help with organization, fundraising, researching and recommending playground equipment, park design, early child development and education, ground maintenance, general construction and public relations.
- Define the objectives of the playground. For some groups like schools and daycares, you will already know who will be using the playground. For other groups it is important to know who the users will be? What are the age ranges of the users and do they require specific playground equipment to support mobility issues or other physical abilities?
- Set a budget. Have you received a quote for your playground equipment? Does this include site preparation, installation, surfacing? Does your group already have access to the required funds? If not, we recommend you set budget and determine how you will raise the funds. Green Roots Play Equipment can also help with financing.
- Establish a timeframe. Are the project timelines negotiable or do you have a set schedule?
Selecting Your Playground Equipment
When selecting your playground equipment, remember to consider:
- independent play activities such as swings, net climbers, and boulders to enhance your play area
- benches and tables can make a space more functional and meet the needs of many users
- safety. Green Roots Play Equipment ensures that all playground equipment meets the Canadian Standard CAN/CSA-Z614.
- materials. The environment matters to us, and we know it matters to you! We use sustainable playground equipment and practice green building standards.
Playground Equipment with Age Appropriate Designs
We offer a wide range of age appropriate playground and park equipment suitable for all age groups:
- Infants: 6 weeks - 11 months
- Pre Toddler: 12 - 23 months
- Toddler: 2 - 3 years
- Preschool: 3 - 5 years
- Elementary: 5 - 12 years
- Youth - Adult: 12+
We recognize that sometimes funding can be a major obstacle to making your playground, daycare play or skatepark a reality. Financing your playground equipment is now fast, easy and affordable. Contact us to discuss options relating to your next playground project and also check out our fundraising ideas to help get you started.