In 2016, the initial playground with the climbing feature and the accessible transfer station (age rated 5-12 years old) were completed at $30,000. In 2017, the infant swings and accessibility ramps (age rated infant-toddler plus) were completed at about $30,000. This year the sensory dome was put in place (age rated 8-16 years old) at $40,000.
“This is a really amazing piece of equipment because the earlier piece is a little more for five to 12 years and it has this sensory dome that we were able to add on and that means it is inclusive for a wide range of kids that may have different learning styles and abilities,” said Peterson.
Creating Healthy Communities is a 23-county program in Ohio under the Department of Health that works to prevent chronic diseases in Ohio. Clark County Creating Healthy Communities won a five-year grant worth about $500,000 in 2015 for the purposes of disease prevention. Grant funds were used for the Smith Park Project.