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Our love for natural environments goes right to our roots.
The Elements you'll find at all WildPlay parks are built using environmentally sensitive methods that mitigate harm to the forest and natural settings.
- platforms are held in place using a compression system to protect the living tree from damage, and allow for natural health, growth and the flow of nutrients;
- half-logs and sheathed-mooring cables prevent cables from cutting into trees, minimizing tree trunk degradation;
- cable tension is checked and adjusted regularly to ensure the highest safety standards for people and plants, and our interlinked web design to strengthen areas susceptible to blow-downs;
- rust is prevented on cables and safety lines through use of plastic coating and high-quality galvanized steel; and
- platforms or games can be altered, re-configured or moved in response to tree or forest health needs that arise naturally in the course of a forest’s life cycle.
If our tree courses were to be disassembled today, very little evidence of their existence would be left behind.
We help restore and revitalize outdoor areas.
In West Shore Victoria and in Maple Ridge, we've helped breath new life into local parks that needed help to become a safe and beautiful community asset.
Designing, constructing and managing the operation of Monkido® aerial adventure courses under our park network means that a long-term solution can be found to overcome destructive foot traffic and erosion, dangerous hanging tree limbs and dead trees, garbage debris, and general neglect or low maintenance.
Our approach to restoration includes:
- assessing the health of trees and root systems;
- supporting regeneration of the forest floor;
- remediation to protect people and plants by removing unhealthy branches or trees and invasive or diseased vegetation, and allowing for increased sunlight and circulation of air within the tree canopy;
- creating pathways that protect tree roots, understory, the forest floor, and ecosystems and migration of small animals;
- re-purposing dead wood for trail chipping or outdoor furniture and fencing;
- addressing erosion issues and recycle earth for landscaping; and
- providing clean places for people to play.
We're proud of the opportunity to revitalize green spaces, and add fun recreational activities to communities - without extra cost to Municipalities. We understand that forest sustainability is at the heart of our business and our guests’ experience.
We go with the flow.
Like farmers and flocks, we set our activity schedule to the season to maintain low utility use.
Our park hours of operation are based on daylight hours, requiring power only in our Guest Services area to support computers, phones, internet access, and heat (during chilly Canadian winters only). Since our Monkido® course is a self-propelled adventure, no power is required in the forest area.
Two of our parks also feature cool "up-cycled" shipping container bins for Guest Services offices!
Being conscious of build, supplies, and maintenance, WildPlay ensures that our outdoor experiences help promote a sense of place in the natural world to encourage kids and youth to become stewards of these important areas for the future.