Awards

PArks and Recreation ontario awards OF EXCELLENCE

2016

Excellence in Design
Exhibition Park Playground

Landscape Ontario Awards of excellence

2017

Residential Construction $50K – $100K
Serene Splash

Residential Construction $50K – $100K
Timber Transitions

Residential Construction $100K – $250K
Easy Entertaining

Private Residential Design 2500 – 5000 sq ft
Industrial Modern

Special Interest Construction
Secluded Steel

Commercial Design
Carcross Commons

Commercial Construction Multi-Residential & Industrial $100K – $250K
Carcross Commons

2016

Commercial Design
A River Runs Through
Tall Pines School
McMaster Children’s Health Centre
Village of Batawa Natural Playscape
YMCA Daycare

Special Interest Construction
Village of Batawa Natural Playscape

Residential Construction $25K – $50K
Destination in the Garden

Private Residential Design 5000 sq ft+
Waters Edge
Pine Forest Plunge

Commercial Construction Multi-Residential & Industrial $100K – $250K
YMCA Daycare
Exhibition Park

Commercial Construction Multi-Residential & Industrial $50K – $100K
A River Runs Through

2015

Commercial Design
Becca Spacegirl Playground
Orchard Park Playground

Special Interest Construction
Albert Street Playground

2014

Commercial Design
Elmira District Secondary School

Private Residential Design 2500 – 5000 sq ft
A River Runs Through It
Queensland Oasis
Rooftop Terrace

Private Residential Design 5000 sq ft or more
Woodland Retreat

Residential Construction $50K to $100K
A River Runs Through It

Special Interest Construction
Natural Play and Discovery Environment

2012

Residential Construction $100K – $250K
Stonebrook Road Pool

2010

Residential Construction Balcony or Container Gardens
Rooftop Garden

Special Interest Construction
Cambridge Stone Ruin
Ireson Residence

Private Residential Design 2500 – 5000 sq ft
Dybenko Residence

Landscape Lighting Design & Installation
Floradale Residence

Private Residential Design under 2500 sq ft
Bauer Lofts, Waterloo

Construction Theme Gardens
Cambridge Perennial Garden

2009

Construction – Water Features
Kiwanis Park Pond

Landscape Lighting Design and Installation
Kiwanis Park Pond

Private Residential Design 5000 sq ft or greater
Country Home in the City

Special Interest Construction
Stone Ruin
West Montrose – Outdoor Living Room

2008

Private Residential Design 5000 sq ft+
Dziak Residence

2006

Special Interest Construction
Helical Screen and Gardens

Residential Design under $10K
Entrance and Sitting Wall

 

In the News

Revitalized Grange Park Set to OPEN in july

CBC News Toronto

Grange Park is scheduled to reopen to the public in July after years of construction and landscaping

when simple just rocks

PlayGroundology

Sir Sandford Flemming Park in Halifax, Canada now has two towers stretching skywards, carving out distinctive vertical planes. The new arrival is not as tall or venerable as the early 20th century Dingle Tower commemorating the establishment of responsible government in Nova Scotia….

Mitchell park’s new monarch butterfly-themed playground could be ready in december

Windsor Star

The life cycle of the butterfly is represented in a variety of ways at the Church Street park near Giles Boulevard, including a cluster of white eggs made of wood, boardwalks that are striped to represent a caterpillar and eight carvings of butterflies within the logs that make up the playground

windsor’s natural playground depicts life of butterfly

CBC Windsor

Paying tribute to the monarch butterfly, Windsor will soon open an all-natural playground at Mitchell Park.  From the large wooden eggs on the caterpillar climber to the pathways on the perimeter that look like butterfly wings, the park depicts the life cycle of the monarch butterfly….

The new dingle playground

Family Fun Halifax – Helen Earley

We arrive at the new Dingle Playground on Remembrance Day, just before noon. A small cluster of children wait excitedly, their noses pressed up against a heavy green fence that separates them from the clean new playground structures, and the impressive new climbing tower. 

halifax’s newest playground will see children climbing logs

CBC Halifax

Halifax is set to open its first all-natural playground this week, one where children can clamber over old tree trunks and climb inside a mesh and log tower

first all-natural playground set to open in halifax

The Chronicle Herald

Halifax’s first all-natural playground could open as early as Friday, and it’s already being pegged as a “destination.”

Children will soon be able to climb across a maze of tree trunks and scurry up a mesh log tower at the recreation facility replacing an old playground at Sir Sandford Fleming Park, known to many as the home of Dingle Tower

new grange park playground a nod to its ago neighbour

Toronto Star

A new playground outside the AGO will elevate fun to an art form.

Nestled in the northeast corner of Grange Park, covering the block south of the museum, the play structures are inspired by art supplies, from a platform in the shape of a painter’s palette, a tipped over paint can forming a tunnel, and a climbing structure inspired by balls of crumpled paper

play areas can be safe without eliminating natural elements

Natural playgrounds allow children to explore and challenge themselves with a little risk involved

Westmount sports park grand opening

Waterloo Region Record

The grand opening of Westmount Sports Park offers opportunities to learn about local birds, including the Belted Kingfisher, the featured play sculpture in the natural play space, built by Earthscape.

GUELPH’S EXHIBITION PARK WINS DESIGN AWARD

Playground Professionals

The City of Guelph and Earthscape were honoured last Thursday evening at the annual Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) Educational Forum.

CITY OF GUELPH AND EARTHSCAPE HONOURED FOR EXHIBITION PARK

City of Guelph

The City of Guelph and Earthscape were honoured last Thursday evening at the annual Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) Educational Forum.

EARTHSCAPE PLAYGROUNDS FEATURED ON CTV’S “MADE RIGHT HERE”

CTV Kitchener

CTV reporter Frank Lynn visited Earthscape to feature the company’s unique playgrounds in an episode of “Made Right Here.”

Outdoor Classroom to Honour Waterloo Boy’s Memory

The Record

Anyone who knew young Nolan Melchin knew he loved nature, and loved to learn. Photos of the boy show him happily clutching a fish, or beaming with a snake wrapped around his arms.

So it’s a fitting tribute that his parents, Melanie Shaw and Todd Melchin, are raising funds to build an outdoor classroom at the Laurel Creek Nature Centre in his memory. [ … ]

New Playscape at St. Edward

Toronto District Catholic School Board (TDCSB)

Students, staff and parents were excited to see the official opening of the new playscape at the school. Students had a hand in selecting the preferred design of the structure which will enhance outdoor playing and learning experiences for the children. [ … ]

Earthscape’s Playgrounds Set Young Imaginations Free

The Record

When you think of a playground, what do you imagine? A swing set, a slide, a jungle gym? Now let that imagination roam further. Caves and tunnels. Musical instruments. Hills and water features. [ … ]

Earthscape Dino Preserve Highlighted in K-W Record

The Record

Each one of the display gardens is unique. In addition to being visually appealing, many incorporate practical uses, especially where space is limited and different needs must be provided for, but a dinosaur preserve? I have enough trouble dealing with rabbits, let alone a clomping great
brontosaurus. [ … ]

A Place to Play

The Waterloo Chronicle

It was the last day of school in June 2012 and the children at the Albert Street housing complex in Waterloo returned home to find their play space condemned and torn down due to safety reasons. [ … ]

Local Landscape Firm Earns Provincial Honours

The Elmira Independent

Earthscape, a Wallenstein-based landscaping and playground design firm, has earned seven awards at the Landscape of Ontario Awards. [ … ]

A playground without equipment

The Record

CAMBRIDGE — It’s designed to make them think but they’re having too much fun to know it. [ … ]

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Saginaw’s Active Play Space

Sagninaw Public School

The Saginaw school community added a magnificent active green play space to what once was a very dry and shadeless area on the school grounds. A dedicated group of parent volunteers have been working hard for two years to plan, share and create an active space for our students. [ … ]

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