USA Today published a list of “10 Best: Playgrounds with way more than slides and swings” on Friday. The article describes “a new breed of playground” designed to welcome kids of all ages while taking special consideration for those with disabilities and sensory issues.
Sara Moore, who works with EarlyChildhoodEducationZone.com, a resource for parents and educators, listed Smothers Park in the center of the list. Here is what she said about Smothers:
Water plays a big role at this huge downtown park with fountain shows, a waterfall, and Ohio River views from swings. A 30-foot elevated walk offers a route through trees inspired by the city’s record-size sassafras tree, while a splash area offers a chance for cooling off. “It’s so expansive, the kind of place I’d like my kids to see.”
Smothers is the only park in Kentucky mentioned. The other parks on the Top Ten list were located in Washington, D.C.; Mesa, Ariz.; Cherry Hill, N.J.; Greensboro, Ala.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Lake St. Louis, Mo.; Port Washington, Wis.; Columbus, Ohio; and Salinas, Calif.
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