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Magazine showcases CSLA award-winning park in Kingston  

A design overhaul on Kingston’s Lake Ontario Park featuring an exciting, accessible playground from Play! by Crozier is showcased in the Summer 2015 (Issue 30) of Ground Magazine for receiving an award by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

The Lake Ontario Park Revitalization Project was a recipient of a regional citation as part of CSLA’s 2015 Awards of Excellence, given to honour distinctive designs that illustrate the range of what landscape architects do.

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30 Under 30 Summer Playground Sale On Now! 

GameTime’s Sizzling Summer Savings are on now! Through August 14th, 2015, GameTime is discounting 30 of their most popular play systems for the 30 under 30 sale

Browse through the line of eligible PowerScape, Primetime, Xscape and IONiX play systems HERE, all sold at under $30,000 US. As the official supplier for GameTime in Manitoba, Ontario, NWT, Nunavut and the Maritimes, Play! by Crozier is happy to make your park or playground the cool place to be this summer!

Call us at 1.866.624.9722 to secure pricing. We can provide photos and details on any units you are interested in.

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Moving Fitness Forward: Escape the gym with GTfit

RICHMOND HILL – Residents in Richmond Hill are considering swapping the gym for outdoor workouts surrounded by fresh air and nature, thanks to a newly installed GTfit outdoor fitness equipment at Rocking Horse Ranch.

After much anticipation, Rocking Horse Ranch opened the fitness park to the public June 10th, drawing in large crowds eager to celebrate the official opening and test out the new equipment.

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Residents flock to new GTfit fitness park

RICHMOND HILLRocking Horse Ranch held its official park opening celebrations in Richmond Hill June 10th, drawing in a large crowd of local residents and families eager to play and exercise. 

Richmond Hill Mayor Dave Barrow and members of council kicked off the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by complimentary refreshments, entertainment and a variety of activities. When the park was deemed “open to the public”, older children and adults made a beeline towards the GTfit fitness area.

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Victoria Park playground featured in local news outlets 

KITCHENER - The wait is over, Victoria Park playground is officially open in time for summer!

Local children and community members joined City of Kitchener officials including Mayor Berry Vrbanovic in celebrating the newly installed playground during its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting June 1st.

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Expression Swing: Order the swing that has millions talking!  

Have you seen GameTime’s exclusive face-to-face Expression Swing that allows parents and their children to swing together? The video of the industry’s first playground swing that promotes intergenerational play has garnered nearly 4 million views on Facebook alone, and interest keeps increasing!

See what you’ve been missing:

Water Odyssey

Incorporate Water & Nature Play at Conservation Areas

Exploring a Conservation Area to learn about nature has always been a popular field trip for kids of all grade levels. Although it's almost the end of the school year, there’s still plenty of opportunities to attract children and families to Conservation Centres throughout the summer months.

Consider combining nature exploration and water play this summer by adding a spray park to your Conservation Centre. Water Odyssey, a division of PlayCore and the leading designer and manufacturer of interactive water features, is offering an affordable water-fun to beat the heat this summer. Many local Conservation Authorities are choosing to replace old swimming ponds with spray parks built in natural wilderness surroundings to increase outdoor engagement. 

See the water fun for yourself!

Conserve Water + Save Money!

As the largest manufacturer of modular pumping and water treatment systems, Water Odyssey is committed to water recycling with its Hydro Launch Pod system. The compact Hydro Launch Pod houses the mechanical workings of a spray park and is unlike complex systems as it uses NO electricity and requires little maintenance, making it an ideal choice for budget sensitive projects and unsupervised facilities. Since the flow rate and flow duration is adjustable, you can choose to reduce the amount of water going to each feature to save on water usage. A tour of the spray park would make a perfect addition to a water safety program.

Nature Play + Education!

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We can’t forget about nature! For some kids, a trip to their local Conservation Authority can be the first time they develop a greater understanding and appreciation for nature. GameTime, North America's largest manufacturer of playground equipment (and also a division of PlayCore), offers a revolutionary collection of play products called “PlayTrails.

As children and families explore a trail, they encounter nature-themed play pockets that promote physical activity and fun, as well as educational signage with fun facts (see bugs and leaves examples below) that allow kids to discover fascinating facts about nature through observation. See the entire nature-inspired line HERE.

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Play! by Crozier, a division of Crozier Enterprises, is a proud distributor of Water Odyssey and GameTime’s leading-edge and innovative product lines. Contact your local Play! Sales Associate to find out how you can implement water & nature play at your Conservation Centre this summer!

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Camp Planners: Stock up on camping essentials by May 29th!

Grab the Mosquito Repellent, it’s almost time for camp season!

Though it’s only the start of May, camp planners are busy firming up last minute details and ordering all the essentials for a successful summer camp. Luckily, Play! by Crozier is here to help. From now until May 29th, Play! has marked down selected items that are perfect for creating memorable summer camp activities.

Since nearly everything is a game at camp, we thought it would be fun to compile a list of play products that can be used for summer camp games, sure to keep kids engaged all day! All of these products are marked down; some even up to 35% off!

Fun and varied activities are the key here. See our list of fun play and sport equipment that promote team-building. All are ON SALE NOW!

Camp Activity Essentials:

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  • Tetherball Set: Add nostalgia to your park, sure to be a hit by both players and onlookers alike. Offered by GameTime in either a portable or permanent structure.
  • Snug Play- Indoor/Outdoor, Moveable play: Snug Play is open-ended and moveable, so children are inspired to play in more ways than ever before! Snug Play compels children to be more active and creative indoors and outdoors. Cooperation and communication are uniquely required as they use their imaginations together. Snug Play requires no installation and can be used booth indoors and outdoors. 
  • Toss N’ Score Game: No access to a basketball court? GameTime’s Toss N’ Score Game is a perfect alternative to keep kids entertained for hours! 
  • Playgrounds: If your camp has a set, designated location, consider having a small playground installed so younger children can explore their imaginations. See an example of GameTime’s Toddler 2 play system (pictured in image scroller), perfect for children ages 2-5. Playground options available for all ages. 
  • Sports Nets: GameTime’s Soccer Nets are available in a number of sizes and configurations from a small compact braided net to a larger soccer and football combo goal. Volleyball and Badminton Nets are camp favourites that can be easily installed for endless fun.

Mealtime Must-have’s:

  • Park Grills: When it’s time to take a break from the fun and refuel, enjoy a delicious barbecued meal prepared on one of GameTime’s assorted park grills. These heavy duty, rust-resistant grills come in family size, deluxe waist-high stove and standard stove options.
  • Shelters: Keep your play area and outdoor dining space covered with an RCP Fabric Shade. They significantly reduce temperature, resulting in better comfort and protection for a long day outside.
  • Picnic Tables: Kids will socialize and enjoy their meals on comfortably on Thomas Steele’s picnic benches. They also carry trash receptacles.
  • Nature-Themed Picnic Tables: Enhance your eating area with GameTime’s beautifully-detailed mushroom tables, perfect for picnics or making arts and crafts. Combine with four small mushrooms to create a seating area. 

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Have something else in mind? We most likely have it. Give us a call at 1.866.624.9722 ext. 1089 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss how we can help cross some items off your list and bring your camp ideas to life.

Wishing you a wonderful camping season!

Windsor themed parks

Accessible Playgrounds featured in Windsor Newspaper

WINDSOR, ON – As temperatures rise, so does the excitement across the City of Windsor at the news of five new accessible playgrounds available for children to enjoy this summer! Word of the newly installed themed playgrounds has spread to the media, with St. Clair College’s Converged Citizen Newspaper publishing a story featuring quotes from Play! by Crozier’s Eric Nadeau.

Reporter Mark Brown interviewed Nadeau, a Play! Sales Associate and Accessibility Practitioner, about the concept behind designing each of these parks to accessible for children of all abilities and uniquely designed to match each park’s environment.

All five play structures at Wigle Park, Kiwanis Park, Remington-Booster Park, Mic-Mac-Park and Ford Test Track, include GameTime playground equipment offered by Play! by Crozier.

READ the Full Article!

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Child Care Centres: Don't Delay! Apply to the Daycare Grant Now!

Back by popular demand, Play! by Crozier is once again offering the Play! Daycare Grant to child care centres in Manitoba, Ontario, NWT, Nunavut and the Maritimes looking to promote active play by creating fun and interactive play areas.

On now until May 29th, the Play! Daycare Grant is set to distribute up to $500,000 in grant dollars to chosen applicants!

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