The Logansport Parks & Recreation Department began renovations of the Fairview Park Playground (built in 1998) and the adjacent shelter in August 2022. A ribbon cutting was held in May 2023.
According to the Logansport Parks Department, the “Smiles For All” Playground at Fairview Park is the first public playground in Logansport to be fully inclusive for children of all abilities. It has many ground level activities and ramps to help people with mobile disabilities, many sensory activities that children can hear, feel, touch, spin, and swing, and finally, a new “Omni-Tri-Net Climber” to provide children with an opportunity to really challenge themselves by climbing through a series of nets. The “Smiles For All” Playground is also a National Demonstration Site for Gametime Playground products. More information on that designation can be found at www.gametime.com/nds .
Many people and businesses have had a hand in the completion of the Fairview Playground and the new Security Federal Savings Bank Community Pavilion. This project was paid for by the City of Logansport, the Logansport Community School Corporation, the Logansport Redevelopment Commission, The Cass County Community Foundation, and Security Federal Savings Bank.
In addition to those that helped pay for the project, many people helped to build these structures. During the September 2022 Live United Day, sponsored by the United Way of Cass County, 30-40 people spent two days constructing the playground structures.
The grand entrance “Smiles for All” which was paid for by the Cass County Community Foundation, was fabricated by Jim Galbreath of Galbreath Industries, and the chimes were created and put together by the students of Fairview Elementary School and the Art Club at Logansport High School. Also, during this semester, the Century Career Center students of the Building Trades classes have worked at building the new Security Federal Savings Bank Community Pavilion, which the bank helped to pay for.
This ribbon cutting ceremony was an opportunity to recognize and thank all those people and organizations for making this very special playground possible.
Those with questions may contact the Logansport Parks & Recreation office at 574-753-6969 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further clarification.
SOURCE: News release from Logansport Parks and Recreation Department