Expanding an Existing Playground Surface
- Community Park - Village of Allouez, WI
- 6,000 sq. ft
The Village of Allouez (near Green Bay, Wisconsin) asked adventureTURF to add an extension to their current play space with a playground surface expansion. Optimist Park hosts The Allouez Optimists Miracle League of Green Bay. This league provides kids with mental and/or physical challenges, an opportunity to play baseball as a team member, with real uniforms, in an organized league, regardless of their capabilities. The playground area, which is called The Favre Family Miracle Recreation area offers a handicap-accessible playground. Incidentally, the playground is named after its major contributors, Deanna and Brett Favre (of the Green Bay Packers).
When they began planning for the playground expansion, community leaders had originally contacted one of our suppliers for information about what playground surface to use. It was that supplier who recommended adventureTURF for installing the poured rubber safety flooring. When finished, the entire surface area included a 6,000 sq. ft. playground. This is the perfect example of how adventureTURF can expand on a current play space and how poured-in-place rubber playground surfacing also makes it easy for even further playground expansion in the future.
Poured rubber playground surfacing is a great place to start for communities that have limited budgets (see how much poured rubber playground surfaces cost), but plan on applying for future grants and other types of funding to expand the play area in the future. Expansion can be completed without having to remove existing surfaces. That saves time and money. See our article on grants for playgrounds ideas on how to get additional funding for your playground.
Over this four-day project, we were able to blend the new surface with the existing one, making the finished surface look like one clean, new play surface. We were even able to include two different colors for the standard installation. That gives the playground a unique look with aesthetic appeal.