May 15, 2011
Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds received the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Award in the small business category.

The company is well-known for its designs and playground construction that uses natural and recycled materials, such as boulders, native trees and shrubs and giant logs, instead of the plastic, steel and asphalt of traditional playgrounds.

Adam Bienenstock said his company is more a social enterprise than a traditional business. “We are dedicated to reconnecting kids with nature.”

The panel of judges noted how impressed they were with Bienenstock’s creativity.

Winners of the Hamilton event are considered for provincial awards through the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.