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No tree? No problem

By Dale Carruthers

And now youngsters don’t even need a backyard – or a tree – to play in the city’s largest indoor treehouse at the Stoney Creek Community Centre, which officially opened on Saturday.

Located on the main floor of the new 84,000-square-foot Sunningdale Road facility, the treehouse is a hit with kids and parents alike. “It has slides, climbers, [...]

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    Orca Coast Playground is proud to announce the successful opening of “Parc O Fun” in Quebec, Canada.

Orca Coast Playground is proud to announce the successful opening of “Parc O Fun” in Quebec, Canada.

Parc O Fun is a large themed play system complete with a waterfall themed gang slide, one of the largest in Quebec.

Orca Coast Playground builds the safest long gang slides in the industry with unique stretch moulds that extend the slides flat surfaces to eliminate loss of contact with the slide bed and the user.

Yet another safety feature that [...]

Happy 20th Anniversary Shoreview Community Center

SHOREVIEW — In honor of the Shoreview Community Center’s 20th anniversary, the city will offer special events this weekend. A “Dive’n Movie” event is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 at Tropics Indoor Waterpark; “Finding Nemo” will be shown at 7 p.m. On Saturday, pool and playground admission will cost only $2 to $3 for [...]

Gecko’s Family Fun Centre – Brisbane, Australia

“Orca Coast Playground is proud to announce a successful completion of a completely turn key International installation at Gecko’s Family Fun Centre in beautiful Brisbane, Australia”

Orca Coast created a dynamic entertainment centre never before seen in Australia, “Geckos Family Fun Centre”.

This project was handled by Orca in Australia from concept through to completion, from the colors on the floor [...]

Games & Parks Industry magazine profile Orca Coast

Orca Coast Playgrounds is featured in the April 2010 edition of Games & Parks Industry magazine. This European monthly magazine, first published in 1984, specialises in amusement parks, theme parks, water parks, fun fairs, family entertainment centres and attractions. Each year, the 11 issues of the magazine are accompanied by special supplements dedicated to specific topics.

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Finding your Inner Monkey

ONEIDA — One of Oneida’s newest family play centers, Wild Child, located at 703 Stone St., recently hosted an evening event just for the local Oneida Kids Club.

Pamela Brewer, the owner of Wild Child, had been hearing of all the wonderful community service projects that Kids Club has been conducting for the local community through the papers, as well [...]

The Power Play – Orca customer Josos

Posted from the Calgary Herald – February 18, 2010

“If you make a bird craft, we leave them open-ended art materials, and they create the bird themselves,” Mattatall says.

“We’re here to set up an environment to encourage the kids to go play in different centres, where they can learn about real-life challenges they can face.”

In addition to its preschool program, [...]

Indoor playground lets kids have fun in hospital

Kaylee Kent was a bit shy at first, but before long she was smiling and laughing as she played in the indoor playground at the Medical College of Georgia Children’s Medical Center.

Kaylee, 3, is among many children who have enjoyed the playground since it opened last month, said child life specialist Abbie Suskay.

“Kids are in here all the time,” [...]

Kalahari’s new indoor theme park exceeds predictions

In late 2008, amidst one of the worst financial years in U.S. history, Wisconsin Dells entrepreneur Todd Nelson gambled big and doubled down. While other Dells resorts were slashing costs and mothballing future projects, Nelson’s Kalahari resort was installing a six-story indoor Ferris wheel, a two-story elevated go-cart track, two 32-foot climbing walls, bowling lanes, mini-golf with waterfalls, rope trapeze […]

2009 IAAPA Trade Show a Huge Success!

“Orca Coast Playground had smashing reviews at this years IAAPA trade show in Las Vegas! Differences in quality and craftsmanship were well noted beyond any other indoor playground product seen at the show, as well Orca was featured in the IAAPA show daily. We would like to thank all of our clients that came out [...]