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Expanded Playground at Greenway Park Reopens

Playground features the first cargo net climber in Leesburg.

Post Date:08/03/2018 3:23 PM
Greenway Park ribbon cuttingLeesburg, VA (August 3, 2018) – This morning, Mayor Kelly Burk was assisted by a group of young Leesburg residents and their parents in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly expanded and improved playground at Greenway Park. Following the ceremony, attendees were treated to ice pops.

“This new playground is part of Leesburg’s commitment to make continued investments in our community,” said Mayor Burk. “Playgrounds serve as gathering spots, where our neighborhoods come together.”

Designed by Playground Specialists, Inc., the Greenway Park playground features two play areas, one for ages 2 to 4 and the other for ages 5 to 12.   New components to the playground include climbers, climbing walls and nets from Playground Specialists’ Adventure Series, a swivel seat, ground-level musical and play panels, and an imagination play area. The most unique addition is the cargo net climber, the first of its kind in Leesburg and clearly the favorite feature among the children at the ribbon cutting.

“Since the foundations of the play structures were in good shape, we choose to expand the play areas in order to get more play components onsite, as well as replace a few worn-out slides and bridges,” explained Kate Trask, Leesburg’s Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation. “We’re excited to bring more play opportunities to the community that provide children the chance to challenge themselves, build friendships, and enjoy the outdoors.”

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Betsy Arnett
Public Information Officer

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