A touch of magic coming to Glace Bay
New playground had Disney World design
There’s something magical about the playground equipment destined for the South Street Ball Field in Glace Bay.
“We found out this entire playground had been designed for Disney,” said Charlene Bradbury, secretary of the Glace Bay Community Commons Society. “The only people that have this design are Disney and Glace Bay. We were amazed and thought it was pretty cool.
“We can’t wait to see it in the space.”
Bradbury said when designer Jim Scott of Trace Planning and Design first came to Glace Bay to work on the revitalization project a couple months ago, he brought a book with design options.
“We didn’t like the cookie cutter type of designs. We liked some aspects of one and then some of another.”
The designer later contacted them and said he found something he thought they would like.
“He said, ‘Can I send you the plans of it?’”
Bradbury said he sent the photos immediately and their president Dana Milley, along with everyone else, loved it.
“From the climbing equipment to the swing, everyone fell in love with it.”
The equipment includes saucer swings in which a child can lay on a swing, or two or three children can fit on the same one.
“Someone in a wheelchair can also get on this swing, so it’s accessible to everybody, which is cool and what our goal was,” Bradbury said.
“The climbing equipment included everything from jungle bars to a rock climbing wall.
“It’s pretty original.”
The playground layout includes a few different things children can sit on and rock back and forth.
“The entire playground is exactly the same as the one at Disney.“
The playground equipment arrived in Cape Breton last week.
“We are all excited about seeing the final project.”
The project also includes a basketball court, splash pad and a new parking area.
The $400,000 revitalization of the South Street Ball Field, which $50,000 raised by the society, begins next week and is expected to be completed by the end of the summer.
“Someone in a wheelchair can also get on this swing, so it’s accessible to everybody, which is cool and what our goal was.” Charlene Bradbury, secretary of the Glace Bay Community Commons Society.
This is a rendering of the playground equipment that has been selected for the Glace Bay Community Commons. It follows the same design as a playground at Disney World in Florida.