Next phase of Holding Park Inclusive Playground project to begin Monday
On Monday, March 6, crews will begin removing the existing playground equipment at Holding Park, 133 W. Owen Ave., an important next step in the installation of a new inclusive playground.
Holding Park has been closed since late October. 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 June 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.