Westwood Park Playground Improvements

July 18, 2017

Location: Kansas City, MO
Products: Berliner, Burke, Playground Grass

In the heart of the Westwood Park neighborhood – at 47th Street & Wyoming – you’ll find the 9.3-acre Westwood Park, a neighborhood park known as a premier sledding place, but also due for some playground improvements.

Westwood Park Playground

Westwood Park, Kansas City, MOThe Kansas City, MO Parks & Recreation Department recognizes the importance of neighborhood parks in the community and works to keep them maintained.

While an existing play structure remained in place at Westwood Park, ABCreative added new playground equipment:

  • Berliner O’Tannenbaum
  • Berliner Cloud 9 two-bay swing
  • Burke play structure

In addition, ABCreative brought in ForeverLawn Kansas City to install Playground Grass Extreme safety surfacing around all of the play structures, including the existing play equipment.

Elements of Play

Accessibility and inclusiveness are always important elements in the design of a playground.

  • The O’Tannenbaum and the Cloud 9 swing are at transfer height, allowing a child of any ability to play alongside their friends, not on separate equipment.
  • The O’Tannenbaum gives kids something to climb and spin on. Spinning develops balance and the vestibular system – that sense of balance and movement – helping kids to move more smoothly and efficiently.
  • With the Cloud 9 swing, children can swing together, which emphasizes social interaction among the children. Swinging also helps develop a sense of balance, whole body awareness and body coordination.
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