We Did It!

 
Before - plastic timbers made it impossible for children with walkers or wheelchairs to access all areas of the playground.
Before – plastic timbers made it impossible for children with walkers or wheelchairs to access all areas of the playground.
THIS is what made all the work worth it!
THIS is what made all the work worth it!

 

Many, many thanks to everyone who helped to make our playground project a reality!  Our playground shade structures, surfacing, and equipment have all been installed.  Phase 2 of our project will be to replace our fence and our storage shed.   

Shade structures and the tire swings were purchased from Grounds for Play.   Surfacing and the rock wall tunnel were purchased from Playworld Carolinas.   FunHoop was purchased from PlaygroundPackages.com. The equipment and surfacing installation was completed by  Reese Construction out of Apex.  Many thanks to John Payne, the Lee County Kiwanis Club, and the Lee County Parks and Recreation Department (to whom we donated the plastic timbers and the arch climber) for saving us money by completing the demolition work!

Toddler Town "before" shot

Toddler Town "before" shot

Infant area "before" shot
Infant area “before” shot
Future location of tire swings

Future location of tire swings

Future location of Fun Hoop

Future location of Fun Hoop

Future location of Rock Wall Tunnel

Future location of Rock Wall Tunnel

Demo begins!

Demo begins!

Demo

Demo

What a mess!
What a mess!
Sub-base before being crushed flat

Sub-base before being crushed flat

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The CRUSHER!

The CRUSHER!

Starting to install the bonded rubber

Starting to install the bonded rubber

"FunHoop" with the big mixer in the background

"FunHoop" with the big mixer in the background

A dream fulfilled

A dream fulfilled

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Close-Up of the surfacing - rubber mulch and glue bonded together and smoothed out to form a solid surface

Close-Up of the surfacing - rubber mulch and glue bonded together and smoothed out to form a solid surface

This was a LONG process

This was a LONG process

Watching them get the holes level in order to install this tire swing post was fascinating

Watching them get the holes level in order to install this tire swing post was fascinating

This guys worked hard...and it was HOT!

This guys worked hard...and it was HOT!

Beautiful! There can only be so many inches between the exit of the slide and the top of the surfacing so this was the most challenging area...it wasn't like we could change the height of the slide!

Beautiful! There can only be so many inches between the exit of the slide and the top of the surfacing so this was the most challenging area...it wasn't like we could change the height of the slide!

Safe place for infants to crawl?  CHECK!
Safe place for infants to crawl? CHECK!
Somewhere for the kids to throw balls other than over the fence?  CHECK!

Somewhere for the kids to throw balls other than over the fence? CHECK!

Swings that are safe and fun for all?  CHECK!

Swings that are safe and fun for all? CHECK!

Awesome climbing structure?  CHECK!

Awesome climbing structure? CHECK!

Ready for the kids!

Ready for the kids!

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3 Responses to “We Did It!”

  1. judy thomas Says:

    this is thrilling! love the pictures

  2. Rick Says:

    We came across your playground project while researching the use for rubber mulch. Great job on the project! It really came out great!

    Okay, with that out of the way I am not trying to find out what type of epoxy (glue) to hold the rubber mulch together? I have a small area to do at my in-laws and we were looking to do the same with the rubber mulch.

    Thanks,
    Rick


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