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Playgrounds 101

Planning a playground can be hard but it doesn’t need to be

Feb. 28 @ 1:00pm

Building a playground in your community? Learn from the pros! Join our team of play experts online for a free, one hour lunch and learn.  

We’ll talk you through all the basics of playgrounds, from planning and design, to delivery and installation. 

No pressure, no obligation way to learn about play

Who should register?

Playgrounds 101 was created for the first-time playground builder. Are you part of your local school’s PAC? Or a member of a playground committee? Than this class is for you!

Is it really free?

Yes, it’s really free! And since the class is online, there’s no cap on attendance. We encourage you to share our class with others who are interested in building a playground.

How long is the class?

1 hour. The class will consist of a 50 minute presentation and 10 minute Q&A session. We understand that your time is valuable, so we’ll do our best to keep things concise!

Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know

Topics that will be covered

Topics that will be covered

Topics that will be covered

Topics that will be covered

Topics that will be covered

Here’s some of the topics we’ll be speaking about…

After years of building parks, our specialists have learned a thing or two about playgrounds. And they’d like to share this knowledge with you! Learn how to design an amazing playground in your community.

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Design Fundamentals

Who are you designing the park for?

Inclusion & Accessibility

Did you factor in play for ALL children?

Site Work & Surfacing

What materials will your site need?

Tendering Resources

How will you receive designs and bids?

Budget & Fundraising

Have you raised enough money?

Q&A Session

Is there anything that we didn’t cover?

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the class be held?

Playgrounds 101 will be held from 1 – 2pm MDT on February 28, 2023. But don’t worry about writing this down. We’ll email you reminders as the event gets closer and closer.

How do I join the class?

The class will be held online using Zoom. Closer to the event date, we’ll send you an email containing the meeting ID and passcode. Please contact us if you experience issues joining.

What if I can't attend the class?

Don’t worry! We’ll be emailing a video recording of our class to all of those that registered. Simply complete the form at the top of this page, and you’ll have guaranteed access to the class.

What if I need more info?

Playgrounds 101 is meant to give you a general understanding of what to consider when building a playground. If you need more information, please contact your local playground specialist.

Why Should I Register?

Expert Advice

Our playground specialists have been building parks for a long time. As a result, they’ve encountered every scenario imaginable, and are ready to tell you their do’s and don’ts.

Guest Speaker

We’re excited to be joined by Natalie Mackay, founder of Unlimited Play. With 30+ years of industry experience, Natalie is the perfect person to talk about inclusive playground design.

Q&A Session

At the end of the class, we’ll hold a brief Q&A where you can ask our specialists anything about play. Have a specific question in mind? Don’t hesitate to put our experts to the test!