We are proud to work with some amazing people across our beautiful state. Take a look at the inside stories behind some of our most recent work!
Chad Greenway Lead the Way Foundation
Colorful slides and ladders are part of a new playground at Minnesota Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. It’s all thanks to former Minnesota Viking Chad Greenway, his wife Jenny and their “Lead the Way Foundation.” Read more..
St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School Gets a New Playground!
St.John Paul II Catholic Preparatory School in Minneapolis spent years without a playground .
2 years ago, they received a donated used playground from a school who was getting a new one. They have spent the last 2 years planning and fundraising for this day !
A new refurbished playground -perfect combo of old and new ! Plus Healthbeats equipment for the community to Enjoy too !
Watch our very own Minnesota Moment here
Crystal Prepares for Signature Park Makeover
Crystal prepares for their first inclusive destination playground, working with Flagship Recreation.
Watch to learn more
New Ulm Recongized for Hermann Heights Inclusive Playground
Working with the New Ulm Community was such a great experience for us. Its wonderful to see their inclusive playground (Hermann Heights Park) and amazing community support recognized!
Check out the article in Parks and Rec Business
Alexandria Makes a Splash!
Flagship Recreation and Landscape Structures Sponsor Polar Plunge
Flagship Recreation and Landscape Structures are proud sponsors of the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.
Water Play By Landscape Structures Encourages Inclusive Play
Aquatix by Landscape Structures, an Eden Prairie, Minn.-based aqua play equipment designer, engineer and fabricator, has introduced the AquaGather Station. This interactive water table encourages kids of all ages and abilities to socialize while they discover the many possibilities of cause and effect.
Fallenstein Inclusive Playground Breaks Ground
Another key milestone in North Mankato’s Fallenstein Inclusive playground occurred with the ground breaking in November.
The playground is planned to be finished in Spring of 2018 for all to enjoy!
Sauk Rapids Generation Playground
Sauk Rapids first inclusive playground is in the works! Thanks to a special 14 year old, who has the passion and drive to make the Generations Playground dream a reality.
Learn more about what the driving forces are and how you can help!
Minneapolis Park Board Approves Peavey Park Renovations
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board approved a $1 million renovation plan Thursday for Peavey Park, that includes a new playground, picnic shelter and multi-use field.
You can view the article and the design via WCCO
2018 Landscape Structures Playbook
The 2018 Landscape Structures Playbook has arrived!
It features some of the most creative playgrounds on 2017 across the globe, and our very own Maplewood Gladstone is featured!
Flagship Recreation Sponsors Lil' Nugget Storytime
Flagship Recreation is proud to sponsor the new Ronald McDonald House Charities- Upper Midwest Lil’ Nugget Storytime.
This new program is a developmentally appropriate literacy-based program for children ages 3-5. Its creating a special place for patients and siblings of patients to continue to their love for learning while staying at the Ronald McDonald House – Upper Midwest
Read more about this fun new offering
Learn more about RMHC- Upper Midwest
Summer 2017- Minnesota Recreation and Parks Magazine
Landscape Structures and Flagship Recreation truly are leaders in Minnesota’s inclusive playgrounds!
In the summer 2017 edition of Minnesota Recreation and Parks magazine, you can find the amazing stories behind the 4 inclusive playgrounds showcased:
Shakopee’s Fun For All: page 15
Woodbury’s Madison’s Place Universal Playground : page 17…
Bemidji’s Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground: page 18-19
Hermann Heights Inclusive Playground: page 20, 22
Also featured is Roseville’s Park and Recreation Master Plan and Renewal project: page 24
We are honored to be partners in ALL of these projects that are making a real statement in your communities!!
Check the stories out at:
Shakopee's Fun For All Playground Wins Top Adaptive Playground in MN
Pediatric Home Service has released its Top Spots- Minnesota’s best places for families with special needs, and our very own Shakopee’s Fun For All Playground has been named the winner!
We have many other inclusive playgrounds that were nominees for you to check out as well, they are all amazing!
Gideon Pond Elementary Receives US Bank & Mn Vikings Grant
Gideon Pond Elementary in Burnsville is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from the US Bank and Minnesota Vikings for their inclusive playground being built! The money will go towards creating the communities first inclusive and barrier-free playground in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 and the City of Burnsville. It will include pieces that are easily accessible and safe for students of all ability levels.
Read more here
North Mankato Miracle League and Fallenstein Playground win $25,000 for their playground!
North Mankato Miracle League and Fallenstein Playground are the 2017 winners of the Kiwanis International Legacy of Play Contest, winning $25,000!
Landscape Structures and Kiwanis International, a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to serving the children of the world, teamed up to help a deserving Kiwanis club bring a playground to their community.
The Fallenstein Playground will open in 2018.
Minneasota's Largest Inclusive Playground is coming soon!
This Fall, Cottage Grove Woodridge Park will complete the States largest inclusive playground. It will include 24,000 square feet of fun with wheelchair accessible equipment and surfacing, equipment geared towards sensory disorders, Zip Krooz, climbing elements and so much more!
Fundraising for the $800k playground began in 2013, and thanks to many generous donors, the goal has been reached!
Read more here
St.Paul Children's Museum Re-Opens with Scrambler
After major renovations, the St.Paul Children’s Museum re-opened in June! The centerpiece of the floor to ceiling glass window, is a 20ft stainless steel spiral slide!
The slide was listed as one of the Best New Things, read more here
You can also learn about the Scrambler and other great new exhibits here
Three Rivers Park District- French Regional Park
The iconic French Regional Parks wooden play structure is being redone, and the new wood and net structure is going to be Epic! Landscape Structures and Flagship Recreation are so excited to be a part of this unique and exciting play space!
You can view the new design and plans here.
Ely's Washington Elementary School Students Plan Playground
The weather is cold in Ely, but the children at Washington Elementary will warm your heart. Listen to this great story about the children being a part of planning their new playground. Just imagine the pride they will feel when it comes to fruition!
Flagship is honored to be a part of creating this special space!
Landscape Structures 2017 NEW Products revealed
Its hard to imagine playground fun getting even better, but wait until you see the newest products from Landscape Structures just revealed for 2017!
There is everything from the new climbing GeoPlex to the next generation of playhouses (the Nook and the Loft) to the steepest and fastest slides on the market!
MPR News- Memorable Stories of 2016
Woodbury Park & Recreations inclusive playground, Madison’s Place, is featured as MPR News- Memorable Stories of 2016!
Its a great representation that play is not just play. An inclusive playground can offer a sense of independence to children of all abilities.
It can also bring children and families together!
Ronald McDonald House Community Build
On October 13th, we partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest, Country Financial, and Landscape Structures to build an amazing new playground at the house! It was a beautiful fall day that was punctuated by the fact that we were building play for some well deserving kids.
A few weeks prior, we celebrated the groundbreaking of the playground with the House and Chad Greenway of the Minnesota Vikings. Chad, his wife Jenni, and his Lead the Way Foundation donated over $75,000 towards the construction of the playground. To learn more about the donation and the foundation, read this article from ESPN.
Landscape Structures 2017 Playbook features 3 Flagship Recreation Projects
Global Playground Manufacturer, Landscape Structures, has published the 2017 Playbook! The Playbook showcases just a small sampling of the many amazing projects that feature Landscape Structures (LSI) playground equipment.
Flagship Recreation, as the Minnesota Landscape Structures Representative, has the honor to have 3 of our projects featured! Congratulations to Maple Grove’s Central Park, Woodbury’s Madison’s Place, and Minneapolis’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Park…check out the video to see more.
Big Woods at Lake Rebecca Playground
Our very own Big Woods at Lake Rebecca playground was recognized as one very special place to play in Minnesota. Thank you to Three Rivers Park District for making this possible!
Community Build Comes Together In Shakopee
After an ambitious, summer-long fundraising effort, the new inclusive playground at Lions Park in Shakopee is near completion! On October 22nd, we joined the City of Shakopee, Shakopee Lions, and over 70 community volunteers to build the new space. With beautiful weather and amazing support, the majority of the equipment was assembled in just one day. Following the completion of construction, the city is looking to hold a grand opening in late Spring 2017. For more information on the build and the project, check out this great article from the Shakopee Valley News.
Minneapolis Public Schools Launches Talking Is Teaching Campaign
We were proud to stand with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), the City of Minneapolis, and the Minnesota Children’s Museum as MPS launched their comprehensive Talking Is Teaching campaign across the district. On October 27th, we attended the kickoff event with Landscape Structures and featured some of our Talking Is Teaching engagement panels and Rhapsody instruments.