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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Inclusive Playground Groundbreaking

Wood County Plays is excited to announce a groundbreaking celebration for the new ‘RallyCap Sports Inclusive Playground at Carter Park’! Construction for the newest Inclusive Playground in Wood County will kick off with a groundbreaking on Thursday, June 2nd at 2 pm at Carter Park.

The public and media are invited to come celebrate alongside sponsors, local officials, and the Wood County Plays team.

The new Carter Park Inclusive Playground, located at 401 Campbell Hill Road, Bowling Green, will have several unique features guaranteed to make a memorable visit for all. A larger-than-life wheelchair-accessible log in the center of the play space will allow visitors to explore, climb and imagine together. A five-foot-high artificial turf hillside and accompanying slides will create unique challenges and lots of fun. This playground will also feature the first wheelchair swing in Bowling Green, which is designed for easy access and ensures that all can experience the joy of gliding through the air. And for thrill-seekers, a seven-foot-high climbing course will challenge their ability to race to the top. This playground will welcome children and adults of all abilities. It will provide individuals, who are physically, mentally, or emotionally challenged, the opportunity to grow and learn through sensory-stimulating activities and peer-to-peer interactions. Wood County Plays Inclusive Playgrounds are wheelchair and walker accessible through extensive ramping, rubber surfacing, and specialized play equipment. Fencing also surrounds the playgrounds for children with sensory disorders that may elope or run away. The poured rubber surfacing is coded for children with visual impairments to highlight danger areas and play spaces for toddlers are specially designed for family fun.

“I’m excited to be partnering with Wood County Plays and am thrilled that they selected Bowling Green as the next location for an Inclusive Playground build! I’m looking forward to the construction of this new space that will allow for individuals of all abilities to play side by side in a well designed and safe environment,” said Mayor Mike Aspacher.

Wood County Plays is a registered not-for-profit volunteer organization. More information on the new inclusive playground and the mission of Wood County Plays can be found at wcplays.org

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