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Reimagining Gadsdenboro Park

The new Gadsdenboro Park in Charleston, South Carolina celebrated its grand opening in May of 2015. The park features two custom playground structures by the Miracle Design Studio, working side-by-side with the landscape architects and Churchich Recreation and Design. The park has several other features that cater to visitors of all ages, including soccer fields, bench swings, paved walking paths and a bocce ball court. Gadsdenboro Park in Charleston, SC has not always been the beautiful destination that it is today. This 5-acre park, formerly known as Concord Park, resides at the center of a 10-acre parcel that is bordered by Calhoun, Concord, Laurens and Washington streets. Gadsdenboro Park is positioned in the center of a vibrant tourist area, sitting in close proximity to many of Charleston’s attractions, including the new site of the International African American Museum and the South Carolina Aquarium. The park is also directly across from the Charleston Maritime Center. It was the proximity to the ocean and Maritime Center as well as Charleston’s history and reliance on the rivers that inspired the nautical theme for the new playgrounds at Gadsdenboro Park. The site at Gadsdenboro Park had long sat vacant before the city devised the plan ... Read more

Miracle Recreation Invites Attendees to Experience the Thrill of the Playground at 2016 NRPA Annual Conference

  Zip Line-Inspired Gravity Rail on Display in Booth #2210 LOUIS, MO. (October 6, 2016) – Miracle Recreation, one of the nation’s leading companies in the design and manufacture of adventure playgrounds, will feature its newly introduced Gravity Rail, a zip line experience bringing the thrill back to the playground, at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference in St. Louis (October 6-7, 2016). Miracle will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2017 and is kicking off the upcoming milestone at the show. Visitors to Miracle’s booth (#2210) will have the opportunity to engage in a rollercoaster-like experience with the Gravity Rail. Inspired by zip lines, the gliding structure features a downward slope with dips and curves adding momentum and excitement to the ride. Gravity Rail, designed for riders ages 5-12, works in two directions, eliminating the need to walk back to the start position, maximizing play time. Children can ride safely in the swing seat, requiring no harness or staff. The flexible design configuration allows the piece to fit seamlessly into any playground layout. “We’re excited to bring joy and excitement back to the playground with Gravity Rail at NRPA,” said Mike Sutton, Vice President of Sales - Outdoor for PlayPower, ... Read more