The last time Rainbow Lake Playground got any sort of maintenance attention was over 20 years ago. It’s a popular playground, so it’s gotten a lot of use since then! With dated equipment, crumbling walkways, and a lack of elements that encourage creative play, Rainbow Lake Playground is ready for renovation.
The Overton Park Conservancy will break ground on a refresh of the playground in December 2012. The new playground was designed by Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Inc and contains many new features that will encourage imagination as well as physical activity. Some of the new elements include:
- Two new climbing structures, one made of netting and one of multi-level wooden ramps
- A merry-go-round
- A tree-shaped tunnel for exploration
- A musical sculpture created by the National Ornamental Metal Museum
The playground is expected to reopen in spring 2013. In the meantime, funds are still needed to complete the renovation! You can make a general gift to the playground, or you can sponsor a specific element. If you’d like to donate, click here.
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