Vortex launches new aquatic play products for toddlers and preschoolers

Vortex Aquatic Structures International has launched new products in its popular Water Journey and Elevations ranges specifically designed for children aged 2 to 5.

PlayNuk, an interactive elevated struture, adds to Vortex’s Elevations range, while Pico, Alto and Hop provide new tactile elements in the award-winning Water Journey range, scaled for toddlers and preschoolers.

Inspired by mountainside cascades and stepping stones, Pico, Alto and Hop have been developed to stimulate emotional, cognitive, and motor skills. Although aimed at little ones, the elements provide enough interaction to appeal to older siblings, encouraging social play.

boy plays with pico element in water journey range by vortex

PlayNuk quite literally takes interaction to the next level with a two-deck exploration hub. With younger children in mind, the structure includes softer spray features, smaller steps with double handrails, strategically shaded spaces, and age-appropriate games.

“We’re very excited to expand our award-winning Water Journey line,” comments Stephen Hamelin, President and CEO of Vortex Aquatic Structures International.

“Fun is a core value of ours. We understand that bold water features and large structures that involve high-energy play can sometimes be intimidating for toddlers and preschoolers, and that’s no fun. With Pico, Alto, Hop, and PlayNuk, we’ve created a series of play spaces little ones can proudly call their own.”

See PlayNuk and new Water Journey elements at NRPA Show

Meet the Vortex team and see the new Water Journey and PlayNuk elements on display at Booth # 1023 at the NRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show, Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

two girls play with playnuk aquatic play structure

The NRPA Annual Conference gathers more than 8,000 parks and recreation professionals and suppliers for three days of networking, training, and the chance to discover the latest industry innovations.

Vortex is one of Canada’s fastest growing companies, recently named on the Growth 500 list for the fourth year running. The company’s PrecisionRide waterslide series has been named Most Valuable Product 2018 by Aquatics International’s readers.