Grace-Kells Playground Safety Consultant provides comprehensive playground inspections, testing and evaluation of playground surface impact, and training and seminars on playground-related issues
"The true object of all human life is play.
Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground"
G.K. Chesterton

Grace-Kells Consultant Inc., established in 2000 has the knowledge and experience to balance the need for play with the demanding requirements of standards and design. We participate actively with playground safety groups and belong to the Canadian Association of Playground Practitioners. Our diverse clients include child care centres, school boards and municipalities all over Ontario from Cornwall to Bearskin Lake in the far north. We consult with landscape architects and manufacturers across Canada.

Peter Kells is a playground practitioner with over 25 years experience in the playground industry. He studied industrial design and worked for 15 years for several Canadian play equipment manufacturers. Peter has years of experience on technical committees in Canada and the U.S. concerned with the development of playground standards. He is an active member of IPA Canada (International Association for the Child's Right to Play), the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the Canadian Association of Playground Practitioners (CAPP). He is the principal instructor for the Ontario Playground Academy.

Marlene Grace is a technical writer with over 15 years of writing and editing experience in both government and industry. She has a Bachelor of Arts and a diploma in technical writing.


"When we hired Grace-Kells Consultant Inc. to perform playground audits at all of our parks, we were very happy with the thorough and accurate reports."

Flynn Flannigan
Parks Manager, Town of Cobourg

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