Project Description

Located on the east side of Fort Wayne, Kreager Park is a destination park that includes many recreational activities including: soccer, softball, tennis, walking trails, outdoor fitness equipment, natural open spaces, Taylor's Dream Boundless Playground, spray ground, and two additional playgrounds. On the east side of the park lies a playground central to the many soccer fields, the outdoor fitness area and picnic shelter. New play equipment is planned for this playground in Spring of 2024.

Designing this playground is fully inspired by the fitness theme of the entire park. Every kid loves a good obstacle course and even better if you can pretend like the surrounding floor is hot lava or water and no one wants to fall off from that obstacle course. The Three towers with net and bridge fills that multiple ways to enter/exit and encourages children to be active, physically and socially. The net bridge provides a connection between play activities and encourages movement. It also provides a challenge along with the opportunity for children to assess risk and feel the sense of accomplishment when they work toward mastering the physical activities. While navigating the nets, children work on their cross-coordination skills both important for physical and cognitive development. Sliding down the slides supports posture and balance. The multiple ground level accessible play panel activities evoke exploration and wonder. These are designed to support cognitive skills as well as emotional awareness in play.

Playground Renderings

Kreager Park Playground 8

Play Tower and Climber

Kreager Playground Equipment 2-5

Combination play equipment for 2-5 year olds