New Summit Park Playground Connects Children to Nature
Summit Park’s newest amenity encourages children to discover the great outdoors in a creative and safe setting. The City of Blue Ash invites the public to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Children’s Nature Playscape at 6 p.m. on September 13th, at 4335 Glendale Milford Road.
Located just south of the Summit Park Observation Tower, the Children’s Nature Playscape isn’t an average playground. The purposeful design is filled with the earth’s elements including water, mud, sticks and timber instead of the rubber and plastic found in traditional playgrounds. Children can immerse themselves in nature as they play in forts, explore an underground hobbit hole, climb the log jam, race down child-sized zip lines and jump into shallow water play.
“The non-traditional materials found in nature playscapes have been proven to encourage social interaction, evoke creativity and problem solving, promote independence and force imaginative play,” says City of Blue Ash Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Funk. “This playscape will allow kids to get a little dirty while learning about the world around them, and we are very pleased to be able to offer this unique advantage in Summit Park,” he says.
The playscape is also the only children’s area in Summit Park that has swings, as well as a dedicated play area for children under the age of two. The playscape will be open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.