Waterplay® celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! In 1987 Waterplay’s founders helped pioneer an aquatic play industry of sprays and splashes with their mission to spread the joy of water to people and communities.
Over the past three decades Waterplay has shaped thousands of play spaces across the globe—from neighborhood spray parks to largescale aquatic centres and attractions—with innovative product solutions and a commitment to quality, expertise and support.
Its first generation of aquatic features for the play pad and pool saw big changes by 2009 with interactive sound effects, its iconic Mega Soaker splashes and slide activity towers to elevate play experiences for all ages and abilities.
In 2012 Waterplay partnered with world-renowned public space designer Markus Ehring, leading to the Grasslands Collection product collaboration. Featuring gentle discovery play elements, Grasslands introduced a whimsical design to connect children with the wonders of nature. This also marked Waterplay’s shift towards collection-based solutions—optimized product and colour groupings to help create immersive play narratives. In 2015 Waterplay released Cirque—an Ehring Collection geared towards high action, interactive and collaborative play.
The Grasslands Collection
With a focus on easy installation and adaptability, Waterplay launched in 2016 a new generation of modular activity towers to fit any space or budget, and cutting-edge water management solutions with remote capabilities.
“It’s been a tremendous journey for us. We’ve built a strong foundation over the past 30 years that is allowing us to push the industry forward in innovation, design and quality,” says Waterplay President, Jill White.
With demand for aquatic play soaring across the globe, Waterplay continues to create product that pushes the boundaries of play to new horizons. The company looks forward to releasing its latest aquatic play innovations later this year, and celebrates this milestone anniversary with waterplayers around the world.