Holding Park Inclusive Playground construction set to begin Monday, several parking spaces along West Owen to be closed

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 2:53pm

On Monday, June 26, at 7 a.m. crews will begin preparing for the construction of the Holding Park Inclusive Playground, 133 W. Owen Ave., by assembling equipment and supplies onsite. The effort will require the closure of 11 parking spaces along West Owen Avenue for the foreseeable future.

Holding Park has been closed since late October 2022. Barricades and signage announcing the closure are posted around the park perimeter. Area residents are urged to obey the signs and avoid the area as construction continues.

Although Holding Park is closed, the Wake Forest Community House, Holding Park basketball courts, and R.H. Forest Field remain open.

Weather permitting, the installation of the new Holding Park Inclusive Playground is expected to be completed by September 2023. Upon completion, the new playground will feature:

  • Fully ramped playground structures that offer ease of access for people of all mobility ranges.

  • Multiple sensory experiences, including tactile, visual, auditory, spatial & vestibular – these items include play panels, rockers, swings, spinners, slides, and balance challenges.

  • Seating and shade for parent relaxation.

  • Play Ensemble Outdoor musical equipment.

  • MOVMNT – accessible interactive game piece.

  • Serenity Spot - fort-like environment with a variety of activities that can be calming and allow the expression of stimming behaviors.

  • Brava Universal Swing – a unique way to experience swinging and rocking movements.

  • Volito Swing – disc seat that allows the whole group to swing together.

  • AirVenture Glider – a stand up swing that thrills all ages.

  • Inclusive Orbit Spinner – a multi-user, zero entry merry-go round.

This project is supported by a grant from US Treasury as part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds award totaling $14.5 million. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/TOWF_ARPA.

For more information about the Holding Park Inclusive Playground, visit https://bit.ly/WFHoldingPark or email PRCR Director Ruben Wall at [email protected].

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