Your Project Comes Together

Going from the project in your head to the project right before your eyes.

Here’s how it happens

There are quite a few steps from the time you contact us for the first time
and the day you inaugurate your new playground.

The First Document:

A 3D rendering of the playground’s components

First you will see a 3D rendering of your playground plan and its main components. It also includes important information such as:

  1. Its target age group for your playground;
  2. Its capacity: the number of children your playground can realistically accommodate for optimum play.
  3. Its dimensions: the actual size of your playground, with or without borders.
  4. The playground: Your playground has defined dimensions, and the grounds on which it will be located (the play area) must meet the CSA Z614 Canadian safety standards. This will establish whether you have the space needed to build your playground project. This will also serve to determine the quantity of protective material that will be needed.
  5. Fall Height: This is linked directly to the protective surface. It’s the greatest vertical distance from a play surface to the protective surface below. For a fall height of more than 3 metres (118.1 ft), cedar fibre is recommended. Calculation of the fall height leads to clear choice in terms of the type of protective material to be used.

The Second Document:

Playground layout

Next, we give you a detailed 2D map view of the project that shows what your playground will look like on the grounds, in conformance with Canadian safety standards under CSA/Z614. This includes:

  • The minimum protective surfacing zone for the equipment, which shows the required surface of protective material.
  • The no-encroachment zone(s) needed for certain types of equipment or components. These areas may not have trees, fences, lamp posts, etc.

Taking the example in the illustration below, the PZJ-1000 play set requires a minimum protective surfacing zone of 34’ X 36’ which must be filled with protective material. In addition, the spiral slide demands a no-encroachment zone so that children can get out of the slide exit area quickly. So, for example, this part of the playground should not be located near a fence. So you can see that this document will show you the parameters to be considered in choosing the exact location of your playground.

Third Document:

Your Playground, the way you want it

Once we have identified all your needs and the safety aspects, we design your playground with you. You’ll be able to view it in 3 dimensions. Our clients love to make their choices from our color combinations or come up with their own color schemes. (You may also choose to add your logo.)

It’s a Done Deal:

There it is, right at home!

Ahhhh! At last, your project is DONE!

Location: École La Ribambelle, Bois-Francs School Board, Victoriaville, QC

Working with the people at Go-Élan means…

We’re fast and efficient, energetically at your disposal. Our staff is on your side from the beginning to when your playground is installed and on to after-sale service.