Landscape Architect & Specifier News

SEP 2018

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center, skate park, ball fields as well as lakes with walking trails throughout. The city wanted a truly unique, destination playground that also offered fully inclusive play for children of all abilities. With the help of city funds, extensive donations from the local community, businesses and hospitals in the area, the project became a reality. What grew from this dream is the All Abilities Playground at Heather Farm Park. Starting in 2013, Challice began to envision what this new playground would look like and how it could best cater to the city and the surrounding communities who call the park home. With the added support of Kilian, she reached out to three different manufacturers and began getting ideas for the space. Through this process they chose which company would design and Above: The manmade mounds and surrounding areas are covered with synthetic turf. All told, the play area encompasses 30,000 square feet. Top: Many details of the play area work to serve kids of all abilities; including the colors that were chosen, which are sensitive to children with disabilities, and play pieces that allow for children of all abilities to play together in harmony. Some examples of this are ramps, gliders, sand play, a pull along, therapeutic swings, and sensory play panels. September 2018 65

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