New community-driven play space is the largest of its kind in Cleveland Metroparks
Cleveland Metroparks and the Lindsey family today opened The Lindsey Family Play Space at Edgewater Park that will serve children of all ages and abilities. The Play Space is the largest of its kind in Cleveland Metroparks and was made possible through a generous gift by Brett and Teresa Lindsey and the support of additional donors.
“Cleveland is our home, and our family has been blessed to have successful businesses here that drives a responsibility to give back. Our hope is that the park brings joy to families when they come visit Edgewater Park,” said Brett Lindsey.
Located near the Upper Edgewater Picnic Shelter at Edgewater Park, the accessible play and family gathering area features a wide range of nature play opportunities that align with the natural character and beauty of Edgewater Park. Unique features include boulders, water and sand play, nature play, as well as tunnels, climbing structures, slides and shaded areas. The use of natural materials for many of the custom built elements of The Lindsey Family Play Space were influenced by natural features within Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace.
“We are so thankful to bring this new community-driven play space to Edgewater Park and our lakefront thanks to the generous support of the Lindsey family and significant contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations,” said Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian M. Zimmerman. “The new Lindsey Family Play Space is the result of a shared mission to connect more children with nature and recreational opportunities in our community.”
The nearly one-acre Play Space is surrounded by open play fields, a new paved loop trail, and is easily accessible from Edgewater Beach and surrounding neighborhoods. The Play Space features distinct play zones designed to serve children of all ages and abilities.
The $500,000 Lindsey Family Play Space was designed by Cleveland Metroparks following community support and feedback for a new play area along the lakefront. A generous gift from the Lindsey Family as well as contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations from our community and beyond have provided support for the project.
Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island and Wendy Park collectively had more than 2.3 million recreational visitors last year. With the recent opening of the Whiskey Island Trail and Wendy Park Bridge, Cleveland’s lakefront parks are more accessible than ever.
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