This natural playground, designed with ground3 Landscape Architects for the Ralph Klein Regional Park, is a part of the City of Calgary’s plan to extend park networks and encourage healthy and active lifestyles. Local school children brainstormed ideas for playground equipment and gave feedback for the design of the play area.
The resulting playground design tells a part of the water-cycle story, demonstrating how water moves from the mountains, through the foothills, and into the prairies and wetlands. The playground features a sculptural mountain climber, log jam and loose parts play zone. Each part of the playground shows the human-environment connection.