Three-year partnership will build hundreds of innovative playspaces across North America in the communities that need them most
KaBOOM! announced Landscape Structures as its next “Partner in Play,” with a three-year partnership set to begin on Jan. 1, 2019. The Partner in Play serves as the primary supplier of playground equipment and partner in building hundreds of playspaces in communities in need across the United States, Canada and Mexico.
KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to ensuring all kids have great, safe places to play, will work with commercial playground equipment manufacturer, Landscape Structures Inc., to provide innovative playspaces that will enable kids and families, regardless of zip code, to make play the easy choice.
“Landscape Structures has built a strong reputation based on their commitment to innovative playspace design and safe, challenging equipment that improves how kids can play,” said James Siegal, CEO of KaBOOM!. “They also share our belief that kid-designed, community-built playspaces have the power to bring people together from all walks of life and to give all kids, regardless of where they live, the childhood they deserve filled with play.”
Landscape Structures and KaBOOM! will work to build innovative, inclusive playspaces throughout communities – schools, parks, housing and beyond – so that all kids feel valued and loved, and their potential is supported, nurtured and celebrated. Over the course of the three year agreement, the partners are expected to build more than 400 playspaces across North America.
The neighbors of Stoney Hollow in Plano, TX are extremely proud of their new LSI playset, custom designed by Whirlix.
As a Stoney Hollow resident and HOA board member, I initiated the replacement of the neighborhood’s outdated playset. After gathering bids from several companies, I and my team, that consisted of other residents and board members, decided Whirlix was the company for the job. Whirlix was chosen because, of all the companies that were considered, Whirlix understood Stoney Hollow’s vision. The neighborhood was seeking a quality playset with longevity and unique play pieces. LSI offered that!
Jason Edmundson took the time to really listen and understand what the neighborhood wanted and needed: to fit as many unique play pieces as possible in a limited space, that were inclusive to all children aged 2-12, within a conservative budget. That task required LOTS of revisions. Every time we asked for Whirlix to make another change to the design, the request was gladly accepted and completed quickly. Upon completion of the final design, David Paquette communicated with me almost daily via email, phone call or text to execute the construction of the new set. These conversations gave assurance that the final project would meet the initial design. There were some snags along the way, which occurs with any major project. Whirlix made sure to fairly and promptly correct any issues that came our way.
Stoney Hollow is pleased to have worked with Whirlix. The final product and their customer service has exceeded expectations! ~ Emily Wyatt
Whirlix Design is proud to sponsor this year’s Texas Recreation & Park Society’s North Region Conference. The 2018 TRAPS North Conference will be at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront, on Friday, October 19, 2018, in Rockwall, Texas.
The Texas Recreation & Park Society North Region is comprised of 75 parks and recreation agencies and 900 members that include decision makers, planners, maintenance staff, and event coordinators. They have been dedicated to the advancement of parks, recreation and leisure services in Texas for more than 75 years. Their mission is to provide education, advocacy and resources to all who enhance the quality of life through parks, open spaces and recreation.
This year’s Conference will be “Lighting the Way!” in Rockwall!
The PlayGrand Adventures Foundation is partnering with Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation to build a safe, fun playground experience. Opening in the Spring of 2019, the playground will include separate adventure areas which are designed to stimulate, challenge and encourage development of several skill sets while providing social interaction, sense of discovery, creativity and exercise.
To raise funds for the new playground, PlayGrand Adventures Foundation along with the City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is hosting an exciting event at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie on May 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm.
Kechi Okwuchi is known for her self-taught singing talent and was a featured contestant on season 12 of NBC television’s, America’s Got Talent, where she became a top 10 finalist with repeated standing ovations. Please go to her website- www.kechiofficial.com to discover her inspirational life story.
Sponsors for the evening are Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington, Sponsor of the Adventure Zone, and Landscape Structures, Inc., a major supplier of playground equipment.
Tickets for the evening will be $50 for the general seating, and VIP tickets for $75 which includes premium seating and a meet and greet with Kechi prior to her performance.