Company Info

BDI Play Designs is a Southern Alberta, family-run operation and we have a passion to design fun! We know great playgrounds and the manufacturers we represent know just how to build them!  From fabulous play structures offering tremendous amounts of play for all ages; customized water parks that bring refreshing enjoyment to young and old alike; fitness equipment that encourages you to move; sporting equipment including basketball, soccer and football goals for that champion in everyone; to a variety of convenient and durable park furnishings such as benches and waste receptacles - not to mention campfire rings and picnic tables where you can gather to picnic and enjoy each other’s company!

Looking for surfacing that is safe and clean? We offer several fantastic solutions!  We offer the much-loved and customizable FallSAFE™ Pour-in-Place rubber surfacing, as well as the versatile option of sofSURFACES rubber tiles. We also offer Engineered Wood Fiber for those wanting to keep a natural look.  We do it all, so you don't have to!

From Project Start to Project Finish, we are there to help guide you to that ’Perfect for You’ playground that will not only stand the test of time but will be a welcome addition to your school or community for many years to come!


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Our Staff

Elbert Van Hierden

President, Controller 

Elbert has 25+ years experience in design, construction project management, and logistics management. He is the founder and co-owner of BDI Play Designs Inc.



Brendon Van Hierden

Design Specialist, Project Manager 

Brendon has been passionate about playgrounds from an early age, and loves nothing more than designing the most efficient layout for your space. 

Brendon creates detailed designs, and manages them right until the very end. 

Barb Marchuk      

Design Specialist, Sales Associate

Barb has 10+ years experience working with non-profits and understands fundraising.  Barb has also been around the playground business for several years and she truly cares about every small detail of your project. 


Greg Beekman     

Site Superintendent, Safety Officer

Greg prides himself in giving your project the attention to detail it deserves. Whether you're installing with our crew, or with volunteers, Greg ensures the installation is done right.