Carrollton Plans Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Adaptive Playground
The City of Carrollton in partnership with The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, November 9 at 10 a.m. for a newly renovated adaptive playground adjacent to Rosemeade Recreation Center (1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway).
“Carrollton is proud to upgrade this outdoor amenity for preschool children, tweens, teens, and individuals with special needs,” Carrollton Parks & Recreation Director Scott Whitaker said. “Playgrounds should go beyond simple accessibility and be fully inclusive so that children of all abilities can play together.”
The collaboration is three times the size of the original Rosemeade Park Playground dedicated in June 2007 and was made possible by funds supplied by Carrollton Parks & Recreation and donations made to The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch.
The play structure is retrofit with additional elements that stay within the goal of being an inclusive playground including new wheelchair accessible ramps that traverse multiple levels of play, an interactive music station, a We-Go-Round that allows kids in wheelchairs the ability to smoothly roll onto the deck, a Friendship Swing, and a small Loft House for children ages 2-5 years old.
“Adaptive playgrounds like this continue the City of Carrollton’s efforts to better support special populations, promote inclusiveness, and further the City’s vision to be the community that families and businesses want to call home,” Mayor Kevin Falconer said. “We appreciate this partnership and thank the Rotary Club for their continued dedication to Carrollton.”
The layout of the playground was designed and installed by Whirlix Design Inc. and the equipment was manufactured by their partner, Landscape Structures, a company which has been at the forefront of innovation for inclusive play since the 1970s with design structures that allow all kids to have fun and grow together.
The installation of the turf was done by SynLawn, one of the largest manufacturer/installers of synthetic grass. No more mowing, watering, fertilizing, and re-sodding needed. The turf utilizes renewable resources for its composition and is virtually maintenance free providing for lower water and utility costs.
All ages are welcome to attend this free event. Following the ribbon cutting, free grilled hot dogs, chips, snacks, and drinks will be available.
For more information, call 972-466-3080.