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North Port: Vote for a name for a new playground at the Garden of Five Senses
If you could name a playground for everyone, what would you name it?
The public is invited to vote for their favorite nominated name for a new playground that is being installed at the Garden of Five Senses. The future boundless playground has been designed for all children, including those with physical, developmental, cognitive, and sensor disabilities. The playground equipment will allow children of all ages to experience independent, self-directed play.
“We wanted to provide an opportunity for the community to name the new playground,” said Parks & Recreation Manager Tricia Wisner. “We know that this is going to be a playground where people will be able to make lasting memories.”
In July, during national Parks & Recreation Month, the City received 100 nominations from the public. The voting period will be open from Aug. 3-14, 2018. The results will be taken to the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board to review during their August 16 meeting. A recommendation will be presented to the City Commission on September 11. 2018.
The playground project will incorporate touch and sound panels, slides, ramps, a merry-go-round, an oodle swing that allows multiple users to swing together, and a sway fun glider which offer seating and accommodates wheelchairs. The park has a restroom facility and will have two water fountains. The project will incorporate the existing tree canopy at the Garden of Five Senses for shade.
Construction for the boundless playground is currently underway. Light underbrush has been removed from the site, and equipment has been ordered. The project is expected to complete in November, at which time the City of North Port will host a Play Day celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony.
For more information, contact Parks & Recreation at (941) 429-7275 or visit www.cityofnorthport.com/boundlessplayground.
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