Recreational Shelters - Blending Outdoor Joy with Artistry


At Parkcraft, we blend the joy of outdoor spaces with the artistry of shelter design. Our family-driven passion for crafting exceptional recreational shelters transforms public areas into vibrant community hubs. Just like our beloved play systems, each shelter is a testament to our commitment to quality, inclusivity, and bringing people together.

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Why Parkcraft Shelters?

  • 01 Craftsmanship Meets Nature

    Merging top-notch materials with innovative designs, our shelters are more than structures; they’re landmarks of community pride.

  • 02 Safety and Inclusivity at the Core

    Following our legacy in playground safety, each shelter is crafted to be a secure and welcoming space for all.

  • 03 Sustainable and Community-Focused

    In tune with nature, our eco-friendly shelters harmonize with their surroundings, promoting environmental responsibility.

Explore Our Range: From classic gazebos to modern cantilevers, discover how our shelters are enhancing parks, playgrounds, and public spaces across Canada. Dive into our world, where design, functionality, and community spirit come together to create exceptional outdoor experiences.

What Are Recreational Shelters?

At ParkCraft, we view recreational shelters as vital elements in nurturing intergenerational play and community bonding. These structures do more than protect; they bring together individuals of all ages, fostering connections across generations. Whether it’s grandparents watching over grandchildren, families sharing a picnic, or community members enjoying a quiet moment, our shelters are designed to support these precious interactions.

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The Role of Recreational Shelters in Intergenerational Play

  • 01 Fostering Connections

    We use only the highest quality materials, ensuring our shelters withstand the test of time and weather.

  • 02 Safety and Comfort for All Ages

    Designed with everyone in mind, from toddlers to seniors, ensuring a comfortable and safe environment for intergenerational activities.

  • 03 Community and Environmental Harmony

    Aligning with ParkCraft’s dedication to sustainability, our shelters are crafted to complement natural surroundings and encourage community gatherings.

ParkCraft’s Commitment: Our shelters embody our belief in the power of intergenerational play and community. Built with the highest standards of safety, inclusivity, and environmental respect, they are not just structures but symbols of community, connection, and care for the environment.

ParkCraft’s Unique Approach to Recreational Shelters

At ParkCraft, our shelters are not just about providing shade or shelter; they are masterpieces of design and functionality, tailored to enrich public spaces and foster community connections. Our unique approach sets us apart and makes our shelters a preferred choice for enhancing any outdoor environment.

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  • 01 Craftsmanship and Quality

    • Unmatched Durability: We use only the highest quality materials, ensuring our shelters withstand the test of time and weather.

    • Attention to Detail: Each shelter reflects our commitment to excellence in craftsmanship, from design to installation.

  • 02 Safety and Inclusivity at the Core

    • Intergenerational Appeal: Our shelters are thoughtfully designed to encourage intergenerational interaction, creating spaces where everyone feels welcome.

    • Customization: Reflecting your community’s character, we offer bespoke designs that cater to your specific needs and aesthetics.

  • 03 Sustainable and Community-Focused

    • Eco-Friendly Solutions: In line with our green philosophy, our shelters are designed to be environmentally responsible, minimizing impact on the natural setting.

    • Enhancing Community Spaces: Our shelters are more than structures; they’re community landmarks that inspire social interaction and togetherness.

ParkCraft Promise: Our promise is to deliver not just a shelter but an enduring legacy of community, inclusion, and quality.

Types of Recreational SheltersDiscover the Diversity in ParkCraft’s Shelter Designs

At ParkCraft, our range of recreational shelters is as diverse as the communities we serve. Each type of shelter has its unique charm and functional benefits, making it suitable for different public spaces and community needs.

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ParkCraft’s Design Philosophy: Our shelters are designed with a focus on bringing communities together, fostering inclusivity, and enhancing the beauty of natural surroundings. Each shelter type offers a unique way to enrich public spaces, ensuring there’s a perfect match for every community’s needs.

  • Recreational Shelters

    Hip Shelter

    • Classic Elegance: Ideal for traditional park settings, offering a timeless aesthetic.

    • Versatile Functionality: Perfect for picnics, gatherings, or as a serene reading spot.

    • Hip Shelter 3D Model
  • Recreational Shelters

    Gable Shelter

    • Modern Appeal: A contemporary design that suits urban parks and modern landscapes.

    • Spacious and Open: Great for larger gatherings and outdoor events.

    • Gable Shelter 3D Model
  • Recreational Shelters

    Hexagon & Octagon Shelters

    • Distinctive Geometry: These shelters add a unique architectural element to any space.

    • Central Gathering Point: Ideal for interactive community activities and celebrations.

    • Hexagon & Octagon Shelters 3D Model
  • Recreational Shelters

    Cantilever Shelter

    • Sleek and Stylish: A modern, minimalistic design for urban settings.

    • Unobstructed Views: Perfect for scenic spots and viewpoints.

    • Cantilever Shelter 3D Model
  • Recreational Shelters

    Shade Sail

    • Innovative and Airy: A contemporary approach to providing shade with minimalistic design.

    • Flexible Placement: Suitable for playgrounds, poolsides, and outdoor seating areas.

    • Shade Sail 3D Model
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    Custom Shelters

    • Tailored to Your Community: Designed to reflect the unique character and needs of your community.

    • Endless Possibilities: From design to materials, every aspect is customizable

    • Custom Shelters 3D Model

Design to Installation ProcessParkCraft’s Expert-Driven Shelter Creation Process

At ParkCraft, our process for creating recreational shelters is meticulous and expert-driven, ensuring each structure is not only aesthetically pleasing but also structurally sound and durable.

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  • 01 Design Conceptualization with an Engineer

    • Expert Involvement: Our designs are developed in collaboration with skilled engineers, guaranteeing structural integrity and adherence to safety standards.

    • Tailored to Your Needs: Each design is customized to fit your community’s unique requirements and environmental conditions.

  • 02 Shop Drawings Review and Approval

    • Precision in Planning: Detailed shop drawings are meticulously prepared and reviewed, ensuring accuracy and compliance with all relevant codes and standards.

  • 03 Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Collaboration

    • Foundation Integrity: Collaborating with geotechnical engineers, we ensure the shelter’s foundation is robust, accounting for soil conditions and environmental impacts like freezing and thawing.

  • 04 Design for Environmental Challenges

    • Weather-Resilient: Our designs consider local environmental factors such as wind loads and snow loads, ensuring lasting stability and safety

  • 05 Permitting and Compliance

    • Navigating Regulations: We handle the complexities of obtaining necessary permits, ensuring all legal and regulatory requirements are met.

  • 06 Construction and Quality Control

    • Building with Excellence: Our construction phase is marked by stringent quality control, adhering closely to the approved designs and specifications.

  • 07 Final Inspection and Approval

    • Commitment to Excellence: A thorough final inspection confirms that the shelter meets all codes, standards, and the high-quality benchmarks of ParkCraft.

  • 08 Post-Installation Support

    • Ongoing Partnership: Beyond installation, we provide support and advice for maintenance and care, ensuring your shelter remains a community cornerstone for years to come.

Building More Than Shelters: With ParkCraft, each shelter is a journey from concept to reality, infused with expert knowledge, attention to detail, and a commitment to creating spaces that unite and inspire communities.


Post-Installation and MaintenanceEnsuring the Longevity and Appeal of Your ParkCraft Shelter

Once your ParkCraft shelter is installed, our commitment to quality and community engagement continues. We understand that the true value of a shelter is realized in its enduring presence and functionality in the community.

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  • 01 Initial Post-Installation Check

    • Thorough Inspection: After installation, we conduct a comprehensive review to ensure every aspect of the shelter meets our high standards and your expectations.

  • 02 Maintenance Guidance

    • Empowering Your Team: We provide detailed guidance on maintaining your shelter, including routine checks and care tips to preserve its condition and safety.

  • 03 Responsive Support

    • Always Here for You: Our team remains available for any queries or support needs, ensuring your shelter continues to serve as a community asset.

  • 04 Seasonal and Long-Term Care

    • Adapting to Change: We advise on seasonal maintenance practices, addressing challenges like weather effects and wear over time.

  • 05 Community Engagement

    • Beyond the Structure: Our support extends to helping you integrate the shelter into community life, from organizing events to encouraging regular use.

Lasting Legacy with ParkCraft: AYour ParkCraft shelter is more than a structure; it’s a long-term investment in community well-being. We’re here to ensure it remains a vibrant and welcoming space for years to come.