Nutrien Playland Saskatoon
Project: Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park
Landscape Architect: Oxbow Architecture
Location: 945 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon
Product: Broadway Planks 100mm
Colour: Sierra Grey and Antique Brown
Project Owner: City of Saskatoon
The City of Saskatoon partnered with Potash Corp, Canpotex and Oxbow Architecture to provide a new place for children to play. The aim was to include a diverse range of experiences for youth and young children. Many other design aspects were considered, including the rehabilitation of the riverbank on Spadina Crescent, where the park is located. Playland’s central attractions include a train ride that circles the park, a large carousel and a Ferris wheel. An interactive water park, zipline, and what could be considered the steepest children’s slide in the world, round out the attractions. For this project, the central need was to provide walkways that connected the playland features together.
Design Inspiration and The Use of Barkman Products:
Broadway Planks 100mm in Sierra Grey was selected to be the primary paving stone for the park. Rectangular concrete seating designed to look like larger versions of Broadway were also placed throughout the site.
The installer had to deal with changing grades to accommodate the required drainage. During installation, it became very challenging for the workers, especially on undulating grades with the product being laid lengthwise. Ultimately the site turned out excellently, and now thousands of children run and play in a safe place.