Landscape Ontario Awards of excellence


Commercial Design
St. James Park
Confederation Park

Special Interest Construction
Riverside Park
Paul Coffey Park

Commercial Construction Multi-Residential & Industrial $250K+
Confederation Park

City of Mississauga Urban Design Awards


People’s Choice AwardJaycee Park
Award of Merit for Community Scale, Innovation and ContextJaycee Park
Award of Merit for Community and District ScalePaul Coffey Park

City of Ottawa Urban Design Awards


Canada Science and Technology Museum – Parks Master Plan

wood design & building awards


Sansin Award
Grange Park Playground

PArks and Recreation ontario awards OF EXCELLENCE


Excellence in Design
Exhibition Park Playground

Landscape Ontario Awards of excellence


Commercial Design
Carcross Commons

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


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

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

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


Commercial Design
Becca Spacegirl Playground
Orchard Park Playground

Special Interest Construction
Albert Street Playground


Commercial Design
Elmira District Secondary School

Special Interest Construction
Natural Play and Discovery Environment

In the News

Fort Collins museum unveils playground exhibit, giant sugar beet


Snaking through a corridor lined with black-and-white photographs, you could almost feel it — the pinch of creaky swing set chains on tiny, unsuspecting fingers, the vertigo induced by the relentless spin of a merry-go-round, the searing burn of a metal slide on a hot summer day

Playground coming to site in Saskatchewan older than the pyramids

Globe & Mail

There’s an idyllic spot of natural beauty in Saskatchewan known as Wanuskewin, which means “seeking peace of mind” in the Cree language, where archaeological digs have uncovered artifacts of daily life older than the Egyptian pyramids.

St. James Park Where Kids Play With Their Food


Our trek starts at the Corso Italiano on St. Clair West. By foot, streetcar and subway we hop, skip and jump cross-town to St. James Park. It’s downtown Toronto just a few blocks east of Yonge Street and a nudge north

St. Petersburg’s $1-million Pier playground to be ‘one of a kind’

Tampa Bay Times

The city will spend $1 million for what officials are calling an out-of-this-world playground for the $76 million Pier District. The more than 12,000-square-foot amenity will feature wood and other natural materials and children will clamber onto make-believe aquatic animals

Earthscape’s creative designs provide new play possibilities 

Waterloo Region Record

It’s a striking building, a two-storey red and black structure that’s modern yet not out of place among the farms that surround it in the countryside outside of Elmira. It’s the new home of Earthscape, a custom playground design and construction firm that had outgrown its previous digs on the same Wallenstein property

Kids lend a hand in planning natural playground at Ralph Klein Park

Calgary Herald

The new playground within Ralph Klein Park will officially open with an event on Saturday. The unique space incorporates areas representing the mountains, the foothills and the prairies, aimed at illustrating part of the water-cycle story. Alex Waffle of Earthscape said

A local company is taking toronto playgrounds to the next level


Toronto has never seen playgrounds like this before.  Earthscape is a Toronto-based company that creates the most interesting playgrounds around, and they’re starting to pop up across the city

Malton adventure playground the newest addition to area’s ‘urban renewal’

Tucked away behind Paul Coffey Arena, on the southwest corner of Derry Road and Goreway Drive, is a “truly spectacular” children’s playground

Much anticipated castle park to open in mississauga


Even though summer is drawing to a close, there’s never a bad time to enjoy a park and playground

New Grange park continues toronto’s public realm renaissance

Urban Toronto

By the time the giant green ribbon was cut and the photo ops done away with, the revitalized green space immediately felt an established part of Toronto’s urban fabric

A canvas for play


The northern and eastern boundaries of Toronto’s Grange Park tuck up close to two venerable institutions, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)

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


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.


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

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


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. [ … ]