PLAYGROUND DESIGN & BUILD
Earthscape is an award winning custom playground design-build company based in Elmira, Ontario, Canada. We specialize in the architecture, site design, construction and installation of custom natural playgrounds and play structures. Our playground designs incorporate a combination of natural elements and artistic play sculpture that stimulate both body and imagination. By doing so we strive to provide children with a holistic play experience that is too often lacking from modern urban lifestyles and typical playground equipment.
Design is at the center of what we do, but it’s only half of who we are. Once the playground designs are complete we bring them to life with specialized carpentry and construction knowledge. Working on a project from design to installation empowers us to provide nothing but the highest quality playgrounds. That’s because we design playgrounds that are tailored to our construction techniques and because our designers and engineers are involved through the creative building and installation process to ensure that your dream comes true. As a custom playground company that designs modern wood playgrounds, our work is focused on daycare, childcare, landscape architects, city park playgrounds and municipal urban parks, as well as schools and other commercial playground work.
As a custom playground design build company, all of our sites are entirely unique. No two are identical – instead they reflect the history, values, personalities, and identities of the clients we serve and the locations where they are situated. If you have a dream or vision for your play space, we can make it reality. We work with our clients to come up with concepts and themes that tell a playground story and then we take to the drawing board to make their vision come true. We bring your brilliant concepts to life.
Natural Wood Playgrounds
When you think about your favourite childhood play experience, what comes to mind? Perhaps you remember collecting sticks in the woods? Or maybe it was family time at a beach, hiking in a local park or digging for bugs in the garden? Suffice it to say that some or many of those memories involve the outdoors; that is because simply being outside, with the freedom to explore and discover, is formative for children. They need unstructured experiences where they can investigate, create, test and imagine. They are fascinated by the natural world: climbing trees, whistling in blades of grass, making dandelion necklaces and running down hills. Unfortunately, increasingly sedentary lifestyles are contributing to a generation of children who lack opportunities for this type of play.
We are a playground company that builds with natural materials, but what is a natural playground? Well, they authentically connect children to nature by offering environments made of wooden logs, grass, rocks, pathways, trees, plants, water and sand. These play spaces mimic play by providing similar sensory experiences. Most importantly, they encourage children to use their imaginations, get dirty, take risks and surprise their senses. They invite children to run, climb, dig, pretend, learn and hide, while also offering opportunities to sit quietly and reflect.mentioned here. The goal is to create a meaningful, natural spaces where children are stimulated by nature, colours, themes, water and structures that inspire creativity and fantasy.
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