Today’s Family is a not-for-profit early learning and child care organization that advocates for all children and families. With support from the City of Hamilton, they engaged Earthscape to create exciting outdoor playgrounds for several child care locations. The Franklin Road site is one of these locations.
This play space design reflects the site’s rectilinear layout. The straight lines emphasize the nature of the site while play elements and non-uniform timber edging add variation. The design highlights the warmth of wood and the clean lines communicate structure and regularity. To add challenge, the designers layered combinations of squares and rectangles to create complex shapes for young explorers. Within this geometric framework, trees, shrubs, rocks and sand add a contrasting organic dimension to the site.
Earthscape designed the playground with ‘insider secrets’ – intentional and thoughtful design elements that elevate the play experience. For example, a well-placed timber bench provides a convenient place to observe activity around the nearby community mail box. Additionally, the window in the palisade wall framing the view to the nearby fire station is bordered by red timbers. The non-prescriptive nature of the overall design lends itself well to imaginative and dramatic play.
To learn more and to read a testimonial by Today’s Family’s about this playground, click here.