Naturalized Playground Project

In May of 2017, we will be working with Bienestock Natural Playgrounds to revitalize the Bethlehem Place playground to create an inclusive natural environment for our children of all ages and their families to enjoy.


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Created in partnership with the Niagara College Broadcasting Program.

About This Project

This natural play area will facilitate participation in our Early Learning Centre programs that will enhance development for children and improve the quality of life for families that live at Bethlehem Place and in the surrounding neighbourhood.

The playground is designed with all ages and levels of ability of participants in mind and will include natural features and learning elements built to last a lifetime on natural surfaces and surroundings.

Studies show that a well-designed natural playground is the best option for developing children’s minds and bodies by fostering optimal play spaces for activity, creativity and education. 


Community Partners


Project Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

Wise Guys Charity Fund

Corporate Sponsor

Meridian Credit Union

Gold Sponsor

Niagara Community Foundation

Bronze Sponsors

Merritton Lions Club
May Court Club of St. Catharines
Land Care Niagara
(tree and plant donations valued at $2,200) 

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Niagara Community Foundation – Naturalized Playground Gold Sponsor

Niagara Community Foundation – Naturalized Playground Gold Sponsor

Posted May 24th, 2017 in News, Naturalized Playground Project

As our gold sponsor for the Naturalized Playground renovation at Bethlehem Place, Niagara Community Foundation (NCF) generously provided a grant $10,000 towards the project.

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Meridian Credit Union – Naturalized Playground Corporate Sponsor

Meridian Credit Union – Naturalized Playground Corporate Sponsor

Posted May 19th, 2017 in News, Naturalized Playground Project

Meridian Credit Union has partnered with our Bethlehem Place Naturalized Playground project as our Corporate Sponsor by providing $15,000.

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Wise Guys Charity Fund – Naturalized Playground Lead Sponsor

Wise Guys Charity Fund – Naturalized Playground Lead Sponsor

Posted May 12th, 2017 in News, Naturalized Playground Project

As our lead sponsor for the project, Wise Guys Charity Fund provided $20,000 for the Naturalized Playground project at our Bethlehem Place location.

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