Landscape Architecture

We all have access to public parks and open spaces. Landscape Architecture helps ensure they’re safe, accessible and easy to maintain.

Training Facilitation

Xyst Canada has worked with NAMS Canada to provide asset management training across the county. This training provides a certificate in asset management planning and is recognized by the IPWEA. This project has seen thousands of participants receive their certificate and learn asset management topics such as: levels of service, risk management, demand management and […]

Lakeland District for Sports, Culture and Recreation AMP

Xyst Canada worked with Lakeland District of Sports, Culture and Recreation to mentor and complete six organization asset management plans. The plans were focused on recreation assets and included ice rinks, recreation facilities and sportsfield assets. This project identified risks, developed levels of service, created a governance structure and developed an extensive improvement plan.

Parks Cricket Specifications

Xyst Canada provided detailed specifications for cricket practice nets and a scope of work for cricket pitch maintenance and renewal activities. A high quality rendered image was also created to help pitch the project.

Capital Prioritization Tool

Xyst Canada Ltd. developed a tool based on criteria developed with internal staff. The ‘widget’ tool prioritizes all Parks capital projects. The project ranking results were communicated with CIty Council to determine capital costing and parks level of service.

Asset Management Saskatchewan Asset Management Training

Working with Asset Management Saskatchewan (AMSK) Xyst Canada Ltd. delivered in-person and virtual training. Topics included: – Levels of service – Risk – Long term financial planning – Demand management – Lifecycle financial planning

Asset Management Plans for The City of Cold Lake, Alberta

Manage and support internal staff during each phase of creating an asset management plan for the 4 main lines of service – Water, Sanitary, Water Delivery and Roads. Mentoring staff during each phase of developing the plan – identify asset categories, collect relevant financial data, identify risks, develop levels of service, create a governance structure, […]

Asset Management Policy for the Village of Cumberland, B.C.

The Council wanted a broad-based policy that captured natural and constructed assets, recognized the relationships with adjacent private and First Nations landowners, comprehensive to include employees and private contractors, and written in plain language.

Open Space Plan for Visitor Centre Park in the Town of Nanton, AB

The town wanted a park design to activate and invite residents and visitors to a vacant parcel of land that has been used as a parking lot for many years. Xyst Canada Ltd. and Xyst Limited combined forces to design a vibrant and sustainable park space for the client.

Jenn Benden

As a Director, my focus at Xyst is across parks and recreation consulting, business development, managing staff, and strategic direction. I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, have lived and worked in Australia, and now live in New Zealand. My specialist areas are strategic planning for parks, sport and community facilities, as well as project management […]


The management of trees and the urban forest is vital to mitigating the effects of climate change and to the health and wellbeing of communities