Cove Common Playground Opens in Hampton Cove

Do you know that Madison County’s first common playground just lately opened? It’s referred to as Cove Common Playground (CUP). CUP is situated on the grounds of Mark Russell Recreation Middle in Owens Cross Roads and is open every day. What makes this playground actually common is its distinctive design that enables each kids with and with out particular must play collectively on the identical gear.

As of right now Part 1 is full and put in. Fundraising efforts are underway for Part 2 of the playground. Extra into Part 2 in a bit…

Cove Universal Playground features play areas for kids of various abilities.

Guardian Overview: Cove Common Playground

Once I pulled as much as Cove Common Playground with my 6 and 9 12 months outdated I used to be instantly impressed by the mountain theme and measurement of the gear. The complete construction is surrounded by a fence. Get this: not solely does the fence have a technique in and a technique out, it’s double gated. On the opposite facet of the primary gate is stroller parking and a fantastic customized brick entryway earlier than you attain the second gate. If it is advisable to park close to the gate to enter the playground be sure you park on the facet reverse of Taylor Highway.

Playground Guidelines

A couple of pleasant reminders may be discovered on Cove Common Playground’s Fb and Instagram: 1) The playground is open till nightfall. 2) We respectfully ask that cleats NOT be used inside the gates of the playground. It will assist to keep up our poured in place surfacing! 3) Please take pleasure in snacks at one in every of our many benches or picnic tables and never on the gear. We’re particularly protecting of our little ones with meals allergic reactions and need all to be secure! Please additionally use one of many many trash cans obtainable to wash up after you’ve loved your time on the website. 4) Points may be reported by sending us a personal message and we’ll fortunately talk with our Metropolis companions. 5) No glass or bottles within the play space. 6) No pets inside the playground space. 7) HAVE FUN!

The large play area at Cove Universal Playground features several mountain and forrest themed climbing areas.

Playground Options & Lodging

As soon as contained in the playground each of my kids performed nonstop for an hour and a half. The most important construction on the playground in addition to a couple of sitting areas are coated by solar sails. There are a number of sensory stations across the playground resembling a musical devices heart and a Sounds of Water station. There may be additionally a cave-like space with a sleeping deer statue beneath the waterfall the place sensory overloaded kids can go for a break earlier than heading again out to play.

Yet one more a part of CUP that units it aside are the image communication boards it has displayed in order that nonverbal or kids or these with expressive language difficulties can talk with others by pointing to the image(s) on the board of what they want/ really feel/ need.

The principle portion of the construction has a ramp in addition to the choice of assorted ladders and a climbing wall in order that kids with completely different bodily talents might be entertained. There are a number of varieties and heights of slides together with one fabricated from small rolling bars that enable the kid to slip extra slowly.

Surrounding the middle construction is a excessive again (for head and neck assist) spinning/ merry-go-round sort trip and likewise a excessive again seesaw sort trip. My kids’s favourite was the merry-go-round. They loved it a lot they requested for one final trip earlier than we went residence.

There’s a rest room inside the fence of the playground. It’s geared up with an adult-size altering desk which may accommodate a variety of ages. There may be additionally a water fountain, rubbish can, a number of benches, coated picnic tables, and a charging station for mobility gadgets and cellphones.

Extra Swings!

As of Part 1 the one swing is a enjoyable disc formed swing. Part 2 has a number of completely different swing choices deliberate. As a matter of reality I seemed on Cove Common Playgrounds’s Fb web page and was in a position to see the entire superb constructions deliberate for Part 2. Just some of those embody: a KidNetix Twirl roundabout, a coated toddler space, Expression Swing Tandem, Expression Swing with Adaptive Seat, OmniTri Internet maze, Cliffhanger Bridge, SkyRun Zip Monitor, and conventional swings.

Assist the Cove Common Playground

If you need to assist assist Cove Common Playground efforts to make Part 2 a actuality please contemplate making a tax deductible donation. You possibly can even buy a personalised brick that might be put in on the playground beginning at $100.

I feel it’s truthful to say each my 6 and 9 12 months outdated had a good time at CUP. We will certainly be again.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Leigh Wren lives in Hampton Cove – Owens Cross Roads along with her husband and two kids. She holds a grasp’s diploma in Speech-Language Pathology, presently homeschools part-time and volunteers all through her neighborhood. When she isn’t volunteering you’ll find her supporting native companies and having fun with the various parks and museums that the Rocket Metropolis has to supply.

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