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William Harrison Park

The City of Louisville recently chose Bluegrass Recreation Sales and Installation for a massive park upgrade to William Harrison Park, near historic Churchill downs. The project consisted of removing old, worn out playground equipment, then designing, delivering, and installing a multifunctional playground unit from Little Tikes, complete with safety surfacing.

The new playground design incorporated a mix of play features; a tree climb, a huge slide for up to three children to slide on together, new swings, a merry-go-round, and a variety of climbing and balancing features. The Little Tikes Commercial play structure was paired with NRG climbing nets, balancing pods, and overhead features that our great for strength building.

The new William Harrison Park playground now offers something for everyone. Patrons can get a little exercise, swing, slide, spin, run, climb, play imaginative games, or just hang out with friends. The City of Louisville was very satisfied with the project and has reported an uptick in park usage since install.


Kendyl and Friends​

Kendyl and Friends is a non-profit, charitable, educational, and financial resource for persons living with disabilities. The foundation recently partnered with Bluegrass Recreation Sales and Installation for a playground project at Anderson Dean Park in Harrodsburg, KY, to serve disabled children and their families.

Unique to this project was the means in which it was funded and completed. Volunteers from Kendyl and Friends participated in various online fundraisers as well as fundraising activities such as drives, restaurant nights and 5ks to raise money for the new playground.

The installation features our surfacing from No Fault, making it easy for anyone to easily navigate the area and use all the play structures.


Importance of Play

Play isn’t just for fun. It also helps encourage growth and development in children. Play can help develop social skills, for example, by encouraging children to engage in play together. When children play on the playground and imagine themselves on a pirate ship, for instance, they may add to each other’s ideas, agree on a set of rules, and each take on specific roles as part of their game. This prepares them for social interaction in other ways, too.

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