City of Green to dedicate the new Heritage Hill Playground
at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road, on Sunday, October 9 at 1 p.m.
Green, OH – The newly constructed Heritage Hill Playground ribbon cutting and dedication is Sunday, October 9 at 1 p.m. at Boettler Park, 5300 Massillon Road. Following a few brief remarks, the playground will open to all ages to explore, climb and enjoy.
The former Heritage Hill playground constructed of wood was demolished in August to make way for the new playground construction. The new playground constructed with the help of more than 150 volunteers on Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 includes two 80 foot long ziplines, several climbing structures, swings for all ages, and a new toddler section. Designed and constructed to be ADA-compliant and accommodate all ability levels, it also includes a concrete walking path within the fenced in area. In addition, more grassy areas, picnic areas and benches were added to the new design.
“Like so many residents and children that visited Boettler Park, I, too, loved Heritage Hill Playground," said Mike Elkins, superintendent of parks and recreation. "The new playground presents children with a number of new opportunities for play, physical and cognitive challenges, and inclusive play. We are sure kids and parents alike will enjoy the new play structures."
The new playground, designed by Playground World MidStates, was constructed with the help of volunteers from FedEx Custom Critical, Lowes Home Improvement, and Keller Rigging, Jim Davies Integrity Homes, along with individuals and families. In addition, the following businesses provided in-kind services including Lowe’s Home Improvement for donating and installing the fencing, and Stone Excavating and Wenger Excavating for site preparation. Also the following restaurants and businesses provided donations to feed volunteers including Circle K, ACME, Jimmy John’s, Giuseppe’s, Subway, Giant Eagle, and Hickory Harvest Foods.
The dedication event will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held under the Freda Hunter-Bates pavilion.
The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit www.cityofgreen.org. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofgreenohio or follow us on Twitter @cityofgreen.