I have three kids ages 9 to 15, and three nieces in Portage County ages 6 to 13. The youngest of the 6 cousins, age 6, has special needs. She is an absolute sweetheart whose eyes light up whenever she sees her cousins. Whenever all the cousins get together, though, she has trouble keeping up with the group, and the older cousins sometimes pick her up and carry her over the uneven ground so she can play with them wherever they go. The new playground will have a safe and even surface that all the kids can run on together – inspiring her to race alongside the
I’m excited that the cousins will have a place where they can all play together on the same equipment – like on a merry-go-round where my youngest niece can ride on a seat with a harness to hold her safe, while the 13-year old can run and spin all the kids together at one time. My 15-year old son can race his youngest cousin on the ziplines since she can be in a seat with a belt flying along beside him on a standard zipline. My 9-year old son can go on a tandem swing with her, and my 11-year old daughter can play music with her on the Weenotes. All 6 will have a ton of places to explore and play together, no matter their age or their ability!
I am excited to see my children race each other on the zipline.