The playground at Cove Park in Chestermere, Alberta is a playful take on the nautical theme. Earthscape collaborated with local landscape architects at ground3 to develop a concept that is unique to this lakeside playground site. The focus feature of the play space is the dynamic custom ship sculpture that affords high challenge climbing opportunities for children. The ship is integrated into the poured-in-place rubber “wave” that takes advantage of the land forms on the site. A hill slide is also incorporated into the rubber wave berm. A nearby play hut is geared towards younger children and imaginative play. On the opposite side of the bisecting pathway is a swing set and small log sculpture. A shaded gathering space offers comfortable seating for park visitors.