Project Name: Owen's Playground at Hillcrest Elementary, 1435 Jefferson Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60516

User Capacity:
Designed for Children Ages: 5-12
Funds Raised: $600,000
Opened: August 2016

  • Number of play events:
  • 111

  • Featured play events include:
    • 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 bench
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