Play Will Always Shape Us” was the theme of this year’s annual sales meeting held by Landscape Structures, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN. Landscape Structures rolled out exciting new play features for 2019 that reinforce our commitment to designing and providing truly inclusive play environments.

The keynote speaker for the event was Kat Holmes, the author of the book Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design. Holmes is expanding the parameters of “inclusive design” – from the workplace, to the internet, to community playgrounds.  Those in attendance also heard from Tiffany Harris, the co-founder of Shane’s Inspiration, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping create social inclusion for children with disabilities through inclusive playgrounds and education. RecWest has had the privilege of working with Shane’s on over forty Universally Accessible playgrounds over the last twenty years.

The RecWest team would also like to extend a special thank you to Jean Hayes of Landscape Structures as she approaches her retirement. “Jean is the most positive and supportive person I’ve ever worked with,” says Mike Bennett, President of RecWest. “We’re so thankful for her years of service and we’ll certainly miss her.”

The RecWest staff and Jean Hayes at the annual meeting

The RecWest staff, along with Jean Hayes, at the annual meeting. Pictured (from left to right) are Bill MacMullin, Nate Stutz, Griselda Vargas, Scott Anderson, Jean Hayes, & Mike Bennett.

New Products Introduced

Here are a few of the exciting new play products introduced by Landscape Structures that are available through RecWest for playground projects:

We-Go-Round™ – A wheelchair-accessible, patent-pending merry-go-round that facilitates play and interaction for kids and families alike.

Crab Trap™ – A netted playground structure with ample opportunities for unstructured play.

Curva™ Spinner in Stainless Steel – A spinning experience for one or multiple kids which promotes depth perception and balance with a designer look.

More Exciting Things to Come in 2019

With fun new products and advancements in the pipeline, coupled with industry-leading knowledge and support from partners such as Landscape Structures, the RecWest team is excited to help more California communities create unparalleled play experiences. If you’d like more information about building, upgrading, expanding, or replacing a playground or recreational space, contact RecWest today to start the conversation.

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