We build serious fun around the world

Our Purpose:

  • To design and build inspiring custom playgrounds that stimulate children’s imaginations, offer physical challenge and beneficial risk, foster social interaction and creative play.

  • To design exceptional play value into playground sculptures and structures that provide ideal environments for healthy physical, social and cognitive development.

  • To create one-of-a-kind playscape destinations for cities and communities where children and families will gather to play.

  • To handcraft durable and long-lasting bespoke playscapes using the highest quality materials.

Child playing on Earthscape playground at sunset

Our Beginning

Sometimes things grow bigger than you ever would have imagined; in ways you never could have envisioned. As highly regarded landscape design-contractors, our early playground work began with a focus on natural playgrounds for local schools and child care centres.

Closeup of child's feet walking across rope on an Earthscape playground

The goal was to connect children with nature; to get them active and engaged in play in a unique way; and to offer an alternative to typical manufactured playground equipment.

As we took on larger projects and collaborated with new clients, our natural playgrounds evolved into more epic, bespoke playscapes. We responded to a craving for more interesting, aesthetically beautiful and challenging playgrounds to create one-of-a-kind destinations for cities and communities.

Children playing on an Earthscape playground

Our wood playground structures and sculptures have grown larger, taller, more technical and more intricate to maximize play value. Now, Earthscape is a leader in the renaissance of custom playgrounds, incorporating natural materials, creative site-based design and the highest quality construction. Inspired by children and play around the world, we are passionate about building serious fun.

Our Approach

Inviting and engaging playgrounds encourage physical activity, imaginative play and social interaction. Thoughtfully designed playscapes entice children to climb, jump, swing, hang and balance. They are non-prescriptive and often without obvious routes or pathways so children can use their imaginations to play in new ways. Read more about our approach to design.

Group photo of the Earthscape team having a holiday meal together

Who We Are

Earthscape is a collection of kids-at-heart who are dedicated to designing and building amazing playgrounds for serious fun around the world. We combine landscape architecture, industrial design, engineering, carpentry and project management to bring brilliant playground concepts to life.

We collaborate with landscape architecture firms, municipalities, developers, museums, zoos, science centres, schools and child care centres to create innovative wood playscapes.

In 2019, Earthscape began the process of becoming an employee-owned business through an Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP). Employee ownership reflects our culture of collaboration and commitment to customer service, sustainability and growth.

Photo of the exterior of the Earthscape office

Our playgrounds are proudly Canadian-designed and fabricated in our studio and workshop in Wallenstein, Ontario where our experienced designers, engineers, craftspeople and installation experts work side by side.

From our workshop, fabricated equipment is shipped and installed internationally.

Visit our Project page to learn more.

We dream, design and build for serious fun!

Awards & Recognitions


Premier’s Awards of Excellence – Landscape Architecture

Awarded to Crosby Hanna & Associates
Design Council of Saskatchewan

Honourable Mention – Open Space, Public Space or Green Infrastructure

Guelph Urban Design Awards

Award of Excellence – Open Space, Public Space or Green Infrastructure

Guelph Urban Design Awards

2021 Award of Merit – Small Open Space

Awarded to PMA Landscape Architects
Toronto Urban Design Awards

CSLA National Award – Wanuskewin Interpretive Playground

Awarded to Crosby Hanna & Associates
Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

CSLA National Award – University of Guelph Child Care and Learning Centre

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects

2020 Best New Attraction (2nd Place)

Awarded to St. Petersburg Pier
USA Today

Honor Award – Design

Awarded to POD Design