Green, OH – Construction of a new ADA-accessible playground is currently underway in the City of Green. The play structure named the Patriot Playground due to its proximity to the Green Veterans Memorial Park in the John Torok Senior Center and Community Park, 4224 Massillon Road, is anticipated to open in mid-September. The structure replaces a 25-year-old play structure at the park.
The red, white and blue structure features a handicap-accessible ramp, 8-foot slither slide, 4-foot twist and shout double slide, 9-foot spiral slide, crisscross rope climber, 8-foot rock wall, drop zone floating platform, and poured-in-place playground safety surface.
“Patriot Playground was designed as an additional and future feature to the Green Veterans Memorial, which was built in 2010,” said Mike Elkins, superintendent of parks and recreation. “Due to its proximity to the memorial and the need to update the existing structure, it made sense to make it a patriotic-themed play structure. The topography of this park, close proximity to parking, and paved access to the structure makes it an ideal place for an ADA-accessible play structure.”
The structure is being paid for in part by a $62,633 NatureWorks grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, which the city received in 2014. Total cost of construction is just under $170,000.
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