Kids Planet Offers Outdoor Fun Just Minutes from Spring Lake Estates
Kids Planet at Century Park in Greer Offers Safe Haven to Run, Jump and Play
Just a few miles from Spring Lake Estates by Crown Communities is Century Park. Located at 3605 Brushy Creek Road, this amazing facility is home to the City of Greer’s baseball and softball complex and is also where you will find one of the city’s more popular venues, Kids Planet Playground.
Kids Planet is a wonderful recreation spot for all ages. It has two awesome play structures surrounded by wooden picnic areas, pavilions and a paved walking track. It was built by more than 3,000 volunteers through a huge outpouring of love by the community for the children of Greer and the Upstate.
Kids Planet benefits children by giving them a free, safe haven to run, jump, laugh and play heartily. It also is a place where all member of the community can come together to share smiles and laughter. The play structure was an immediate success as hundreds poured into it daily. But the planning team encountered another challenge within six months of the opening — designing and building a second play structure for children with special needs. The new experts – children in wheelchairs, their parents, and therapists — devised a plan. With the help of community volunteers, these hands-on experts and the architectural firm of Learning Structures of Strafford, New Hampshire, they dreamed up every aspect of this unique playground.
The construction of the accessible playground provided a second project for the community — and again it answered the call. More than 700 volunteers built the playground in just five days in October of 2001. Every apparatus is 100 percent accessible by children and adults in wheelchairs, and the equipment allows children and adults of all abilities to play side-by-side. This playground continues to draw families and special needs groups from across the Upstate.
Information and photo courtesy of www.cityofgreer.org