An existing ramping system playground that was funded and built by the community in 1991 was replaced by the City with an inclusive, multi-generational playground. Funding was secured for all the ADA elements associated with construction of the playground through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The City exceeded the matching portion of the grant for the play elements of the facility. The design was drafted to embrace our aviation-based city brand, ‘America’s Seaplane City’, resulting in the decision to include a semi-custom air traffic control tower as the main focal point of the space. Picnic tables, benches, lighting, and a plaza adjoining the playground and Splash Pad were all a part of the design.
Receipt of the CDBG grant was paramount to accomplish the beautiful, new space. Keeping with our brand has enabled us to realize a unique playground that is already proving itself to be a destination.
America in Bloom is an independent, 501c3 nonprofit organization.