Owen’s Playground at Hillcrest Elementary

1435 Jefferson Avenue
Downers Grove, Illinois 60516

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USER CAPACITY: 624
DESIGNED FOR AGES: 5-12 Years
FUNDS RAISED: $600,000
OPENED: August 2016

Owen’s Playground Features:

  • Connected structures so children can play with a group of peers
  • More climbing structures
  • A special Relaxation Station where they can read a book or have classes outdoors
  • Equipment that offers sensory and vestibular input and allows all children to play, regardless of their ability
  • Structures that adapt to a wheelchair or walker
  • Recycled rubber instead of wood chips
  • Wide double ramps to connect structures
  • Buddy Benches? where students know to include children sitting alone at the benchFuFun