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Our Play Promise

We are dedicated to providing our commercial clients with memorable play experiences that are safe, engaging and built to last. The commercial playground equipment we install are age and developmentally appropriate, sensory stimulating and universally designed. This design philosophy creates play spaces that are more accessible and appealing for everyone.

All our installations are Canadian Standards Association (CSA) compliant and International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) certified. ABC Recreation offers a turn-key installation solution for all of your playground needs which means we’ll design, install and maintain your playground!

Investing in Play

Our commercial playground equipment supplier Landscape Structures has been with us since the beginning. Their thoughtful approach, unparalleled quality and innovative designs that exceed current safety standards for North America is what makes them a leader in the industry. We share an unwavering commitment to providing the best products, service and results for our clients.

Get some inspiration from the Playground Catalogue and reach out to us when you’re ready to start planning! Check out the new playground products for 2021.

Commercial Playground Solutions

We can work together to design an exciting and efficient commercial playground that is safe, fun and comfortable for all visitors to enjoy. Bring your ideas to ABC Recreation and we'll create something amazing for you!

Nature-Inspired Play

Combine the wonder of nature with the durability, safety and low maintenance of quality commercial playground equipment. Add trees, plants and garden to make the optimal setting for childhood play!

Inclusive Playground Equipment

Think beyond accessibility and create inclusive and sensory play environments that welcome kids and families of all abilities to learn and grow together. You can make your commercial playground a gathering space for everyone in the community!

School Playgrounds

The playground is a place to connect and continue learning outside of the classroom. Create an engaging play space that encourages students to challenge themselves physically while developing their social skills.

Destination and Custom Playgrounds

ABC Recreation can design an innovative solution for your outdoor space to create a one-of-a-kind commercial playground. In addition, our design team can help you design your own signature playground for your community to fit any footprint and any budget. Popular themes can include castles, boats, animals, space, circus, and nature.

City of Windsor promotes play for all ages and abilities

Oak Elm Park is home to a playground design that's perfect for the entire family to enjoy.

The playground structure, designed for kids ages 5 to 12, is packed with play experiences to keep visitors engaged for hours of play with a variety of climbing components. In addition to the playstructure for older kids, there is a Smart Play Motion for kids ages 2 to 5, TopsyTurny® Spinner, playground swings and more.

Welcome to Oak Elm Park in Windsor, ON.

How to Get Started

A discussion about your playground project should begin with the following questions:

  • Is this a new build or an add-on?
  • How big is the site?
  • What is your timeline?
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  • What is your budget?
  • Have you secured funding?
  • What is your vision for the playground?
  • Do you have a colour scheme or theme in mind?
  • What ages and abilities will use this play area?

If you know the answer to all of these questions, great! If not, that’s okay too. We can be a resource and help you find the right information to make an informed decision. See the FAQ to discover more about playgrounds and our other solutions.


How durable is your playground equipment?

Our playground manufacturer Landscape Structures only uses the best materials and innovative features to build products that will last for generations. From the exclusive compression clamps that keep fingers and clothing safe to the tunnel slide design that eliminates pinched fingers, their focus–and ours–is on safety and durability. Their equipment is backed with the most comprehensive long-term warranties in the industry. You can learn more about the materials used and quality standards here.

How can I raise funds for my playground project?

Looking at the financial hurdle you must overcome to create a community or school playground can be daunting, but fundraising doesn’t have to be a chore – it can be fun! Together with our friends at Landscape Structures, we can help you:

  • Develop a detailed playground project plan
  • Establish a timeline and budget
  • Brainstorm fundraising ideas or events that will appeal to local businesses and individual donors in your community
  • Research funding opportunities that you may be eligible for

You can learn more about playground fundraising here.

What is a community build?

A community build involves bringing friends, neighbours and business people together to help with the assembly of playground equipment under the leadership of our skilled installation crew. It’s a great opportunity for local residents to gain a sense of pride and ownership for this new gathering place in your community. Even more, these volunteers are helping the school or community save on installation costs.

Can you retrofit my existing playground?

Yes, we can definitely help with that! Retrofitting an existing play area with new components is a cost-effective alternative to replacing an entire site. Over the years we have worked with many municipalities and schools to develop a retrofit plan that will breathe new life into an existing playstructure while ensuring it meets current CSA standards. Get in touch with us to learn more!

What should I do if my playground is vandalized or damaged?

The best way to deal with vandalism and intentional damage is to prevent it in the first place. Try to get your community actively involved at your park. The more eyes and the more people watching, the less likely someone is going to engage in this kind of activity. That said, we know these problems still happen and we encourage you to take photos and reach out to us right away if they do. We’ll work with you to figure out the best plan for removal or replacement.

What is an accessible playground?

An accessible playground is one in which kids of all abilities can access the playground and play together. We believe playgrounds should go beyond accessibility and be fully inclusive to truly support the needs of all users.

Does accessible just refer to users with wheelchairs?

Traditionally, making a playground accessible meant adding features like wider ramps so those using wheelchairs or other mobility devices could access the play events. Now, a much broader range of disabilities (i.e sensory disorders, visual or hearing impairments etc.) are being addressed by experts and playgrounds are being designed differently. We call this design philosophy A Higher Level of Inclusive Play™ and we design play spaces for individuals with a variety of challenges, interests and abilities.

What is Annex H and where does it apply?

The purpose of Annex H is to provide guidance when evaluating accessible play equipment. It is derived from the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and establishes a minimum accessibility requirement for all newly constructed playgrounds, which are designed for children 18 months to 12 years of age. The purpose is to ensure all children are included when they go to a playground. In fact, it is recommended all users of CAN/CSA-Z614 adopt Annex H as their accessibility standard for new and renovated playgrounds.

These play spaces can be located in a variety of different settings including schools, parks, institutions, private resorts and other areas of public use. Ontario’s Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is working toward accessibility for all by 2025. Many large public organizations are already required to comply.