The City of High Point now has a new playground that’s meant to be especially “inclusive” – that is, it’s meant to serve kids of all abilities.

Recently, the Kiwanis Club of High Point celebrated the group’s 100th anniversary with the dedication of the new inclusive playground at Washington Terrace Park – 101 Gordon Street in High Point.

The group did so with a brief program at noon that included members of the Kiwanis Club of High Point as well as City of High Point officials.

For the year 2020 to bring a positive child-focused outdoor project is very welcome by the city’s kids – who’ve spent way, way too much time at home and indoors since the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March. Earlier this year, the fear of the spread of coronavirus shut down playgrounds across Guilford County. However, in recent months, those playgrounds are full of kids once again.

The High Point Kiwanians branch raised $150,000 for the project through grants, fundraisers and in-kind donations. That money was used to create the colorful playground that’s designed in a way to make it easy for all kids to access and use.   It’s a much welcome addition to the city-owned Washington Terrace Park.

Playground creators say that the uniquely designed area features “numerous safe and engaging play options for a variety of ages and provides opportunities and challenges for kids of all abilities.”

Throughout the process, the Kiwanis Club worked with the High Point Parks and Recreation Department, which provided assistance with the installation of the playground.

The city’s parks and rec staff will also maintain the playground now that it’s established.