Accoya® wood used in Riverside Park playground

Earthscape, an award winning design-build firm in Ontario, Canada have created an imaginative playground using Accoya® wood.

Client: City of Guelph
Collaboration: MHBC Planning Urban Design & Landscape Architecture 
Completion Date: 2018
Location: Guelph, Ontario
Construction Budget: $100,000 – $250,000

Riverside Park is a landmark attraction in the City of Guelph, hosting large city-wide events throughout the year.  Inspiration for this themed destination playground was taken from the adjacent Speed River.  The new playground has a unique personality and show stopping playable sculptures that have quickly become favourite play features for Guelph children.

A large mouth bass sculpture, made with Accoya® wood, swims through the river that is outlined in blue rubber surfacing.  The fish is a fun and simpler climber for children though it still offers challenge with irregular hand holds and a curved surface.  Inside the fish, children have a great hiding spot for hide-and-seek or a fun place to hang with friends.

For young children, a small embankment slide allows children to develop their gross motor skills while experiencing topographical changes running up and down the gentle slope and navigating among the log reeds.