- 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!
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
- Infant area “before” shot
Future location of tire swings
Future location of Fun Hoop
Future location of Rock Wall Tunnel
- What a mess!
Sub-base before being crushed flat
Starting to install the bonded rubber
"FunHoop" with the big mixer in the background
A dream fulfilled
Close-Up of the surfacing - rubber mulch and glue bonded together and smoothed out to form a solid surface
This was a LONG process
Watching them get the holes level in order to install this tire swing post was fascinating
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!
- Safe place for infants to crawl? CHECK!
Somewhere for the kids to throw balls other than over the fence? CHECK!
Swings that are safe and fun for all? CHECK!
Awesome climbing structure? CHECK!
Ready for the kids!