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    Marathon Surfaces uses recycled rubber products which has diverted this many pounds of material from our landfills.
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    Queenston Park – Coquitlam


    Queenston Park Ariel View

    Queenston Park located in Coquitlam had some unique challenges in designing their playground.  An existing hillside bordered the area limiting the available dimensions.  The City of Coquitlam and design team decided to use the hill to their advantage by incorporating it into the play space.  Marathon Surfaces installed Landsafe  pour in place recycled rubber safety surfacing on the hillside, and created rubber handholds and hillside steps to provide a fun way for kids to climb the hill, as well as easy access for parents. Large red Circles were added for interest and small beige circles were included to provide opportunities for jumping games and add play value to the surfacing. Habitat Systems installed a hillside net structure, climbing cable and bridge to add further enjoyment to this playground.Queenston 22 Queenston 25

    Hockaday Community Playground – Coquitlam

    Hockaday Community Playground Hill Side

    Hockaday Community Playground Hill Side

    The City of Coquitlam faced some challenges while planning Hockaday community playground. They were looking for options to surface over existing hill side boulders that were too large to remove but presented a safety hazard if they were to remain.  Marathon Surfaces surfaced the hillside, along with the boulders, in Landsafe pour in place recycled rubber safety surfacing. This created a slip resistant seamless surface that would be safe for the kids to explore.  Marathon also installed steps to the hillside to be used not only as a climbing feature but to allow parents easy access their children at the top of the hill and slide. The City decided to incorporate wood fibre into the playground to provide needed cost savings.  This project was a recipient of the Tire Stewardship Community Grant Program.

    VSOCC Childcare – Manitoba Street

    Rooftop Playground




    The children who will be attending this VSOCC (Vancouver Society of Children’s Centre’s) run childcare will be thrilled to explore this rooftop playground.  The Childcare is located in a new building on Manitoba Street in Vancouver.  Marathon surfaces installed Landsafe pour in place recycled rubber safety surfacing in 100% colour in shades of blue and beige.  Rubber mounds were added for design interest and to increase the play value of the surfacing.  Artificial turf was incorporated to give a sense of natural elements to this rooftop wonderland.

    Prince Charles Park – Wading Pool


    Picture Courtesy of City of Kamloops

    Picture Courtesy of City of Kamloops

    The City of Kamloops wanted to revitalize the wading pool in Prince Charles Park.  Design aspects of this project were extremely important to the City.  Their wish was to have a variety of sea creatures, with expressive eyes in vibrant colours that would appear to come to life with the movement of the water.  Marathon Surfaces was able to fulfill these wishes by installing Landsafe pour in place recycled rubber safety surfacing  within the wading pool, as well as surfacing the surrounding concrete area for added safety and aesthetics.  Large scale sea characters were inlaid into the rubber surfacing, providing fun, durable and permanent design elements to this popular area within Kamloops flagship park.

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    Chemainus Health Care Centre

    Senior's Courtyard

    Senior’s Courtyard

    The Courtyard at Chemainus Health Centre is an area that is frequented by senior’s with dementia and their visiting friends and families.  The Managing staff at the health centre wanted to convert the concrete surfacing in this area to a safer surfacing more suitable to the special needs of their patients.  Marathon Surfaces installed Landsafe pour in place safety surfacing in calming shades of green and beige.  Design elements were kept to a minimum, a simple band of colour was installed around the perimeter, as a way to encourage movement without adding confusion to the space.  The seniors are now enjoying a slip resistance, seamless, and most importantly impact friendly surfacing.

    Library Square Children’s Centre

    Library Square Playground

    Library Square Playground


    The Vancouver Society of Children’s Centres (VSOCC) wanted to transform their Library Square locations playground into a space that would promote learning in sustainability, agriculture and environmental conservation.  Marathon installed Landsafe pour in place recycled safety surfacing in natural colours of beige and green.  The porous rubber surfacing was poured around an existing maple tree to cover and protect its roots and create a seamless safe environment for the children.

    Ronald McDonald House

    Ronald McDonald House Playground

    Ronald McDonald House Playground

    Ronald McDonald House, located on Heather Street in Vancouver, recently opened its doors as a home away from home to families of seriously ill children.  Utilizing the unique playground design of PWL Partnership landscape architects, Marathon installed Landsafe pour in place rubber safety surfacing in 100% colour.  Features of the playground include a vertical graduated slope design with integrated stairs, in colour blocks of grey, blue and red.

    Hamilton Community Centre – Richmond

    Hamilton Community Centre

    Hamilton Community Centre

    Hamilton Community Centre in East Richmond recently installed a new playground through RecTec Industries.  In co-operation with RecTec, Marathon Surfaces supplied and installed Landsafe pour in place recycled rubber safety surfacing.  This created a low maintenance, and fully accessible play surface for the busy community centre as well as the adjacent Hamilton Elementary School.  Rubber mounds in red, green and blue provide an interesting pop of colour to the space as well as providing added play value to the safety surfacing.  This project was a recipient of the TSBC Community Grant program.

    John Norquay Elementary School Playground

    Norquay - dream catcher

    Dream Catcher

    Through the dedication of its PAC members and grant funding received through the BC Tire Stewardship, John Norquay Elementary School was able to provide its students with an accessible playground.  Marathon installed pour in place recycled rubber safety surfacing in natural colours with hints of vibrant red.   Incorporated into the surfacing are culturally inspired and diverse design elements, an Asian inspired hopscotch dragon, an intricate dream catcher and playful bear paws all provide unique play value and interesting focal points to the play surfacing.

    New Product – Polysoft

    3 Dimensional Mountain Design

    3 Dimensional Design Capabilities


    Vibrant Colours








    Polysoft is an innovative soft surface technology for playgrounds, water parks, pool decks,  splash pads, public pathways and landscaping projects. This resilient surfacing is available in porous and non-porous applications and can be used indoors and out. It is fade resistant due to an  increased UV stability and has amazing anti- slip properties.  The most exciting aspect of this new product is the 3 dimensional design possibilities that it offers. Polysoft allows designers to be more adventurous with their projects due to its vertical installation capabilities and 18 vibrant and natural colours which can be combined in a multitude of ways.