The City of Moncton, Tangerine as well as Bienenstock Playgrounds came together, along with 150 local volunteers at the Upper picnic area in Centennial Park in Moncton, New Brunswick on Thursday, and gave the park a complete makeover.
This was no ordinary playground makeover, they transformed the park into a natural playground for children. It helps foster a sense of community that will benefit families for many years to come.
My family was invited to come and check it out.
Tangerine (Previously ING Direct) is a direct bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians. With more than 1.9 million clients and close to $38 billion in total assets, they are Canada’s leading direct bank. Tangerine offers banking that is flexible and accessible, products and services that are innovative, fair fees, and award-winning client service.
After we arrived, we were instantly given a tour of the park and invited to join a volunteer team to help with the build. Which we gladly accepted, and my daughters wasted no time in getting involved in the project.
The whole family had a lot of fun being involved on this community transformation project. This was a park my kids have enjoyed playing on over the past few years. When they realized they were going to help out with rebuilding it into a new park, they were totally thrilled. It will be a memory the girls will carry around with them for years to come. And one that they can be proud of.
Since 1984, Bienenstock has been building better parks and playgrounds that celebrate nature. A weird mix of landscapers, artists, teachers, technicians, and facilitators, they look at logs, land-forms, boulders and trees as a perfect palette for play.
Bienenstock’s unique approach to community engagement, child development, and youth empowerment has earned them an International following. Their natural playgrounds consistently rank as the most popular in the communities where they work.
Special Thanks to Tangerine, the volunteers, Bienenstock as well as the City of Moncton for putting together this natural playground for the children in the area to enjoy.
Do you have a natural park nearby?