Ocee Park Re-Opens with Miracle Playground
Ocee Park, located in John’s Creek, Georgia, received a Miracle® Makeover this past month, with help from Hasley Recreation, Inc. A brand new state-of-the-art playground took the place of an outdated structure. Robby Newton, Parks Manager, led this project with safe but challenging play in mind. Two structures were completed in early April— one for children ages two to five, and another for five to twelve-year-olds.
Newton couldn’t have been happier with his decision to entrust Hasley Recreation with this project. “From a project management perspective, the recent John’s Creek Ocee Park Playground renovation with Miracle was extremely smooth, from the contract phase through the last pitch of engineered wood fiber! In fact, they finished two weeks ahead of my projected timeline!”
For the younger children, the structure includes climbing opportunities and slides, with Miracle’s new not-so-traditional Generation Swing (shown left), which allows for siblings, parents, grandparents, or caretakers to enjoy face-to-face swinging with a toddler. In addition, the climbing ramp provides a safe play experience for younger visitors.
For the older kids, Miracle brings back the thrill of play with a multi-level Mega-Tower® and the inclusive Avalanche Slide. This slide is the first and only accessible slide of its kind and allows children to access the slide from the ground level. From there, they can pull themselves up by gripping the side rail. Once they’ve reached the desired height, gravity whisks them down the slide. Also featured, the Backtrack Climber, a multi-directional climber, requires some strategic flip-flopping and challenges.
At Miracle, we believe that every child deserves a safe, interactive and enjoyable play environment, no matter their abilities. Robby Newton agrees. “We want everyone to be able to enjoy the new playground,” Newton said. The Ocee Park playground was created with many different ADA-accessible elements, including the Ten Spin (shown below), Avalanche Slide, and Therapeutic Swing Seats.
Since its opening, the Ocee Park playground has been flooded with satisfied visitors. “The kids are really enjoying the interaction with their parents or grandparents on the Generation Swing and I have received numerous compliments on the ‘playability’ of the Avalanche Slide and the Ten Spin! I hope to be working with Allison and Eric [Hasley] on future playground projects in my community,” said Newton.
Founded in 1927, Miracle Recreation Equipment Company is one of the leading commercial playground equipment sources in the nation. The company provides customized solutions for parks, schools, churches, communities and other large-scale projects designed for children of all ages and abilities. With an emphasis on innovation, Miracle strives to put the thrill into play spaces, delivering challenge, excitement, and fun for all. For more information, visit the Miracle Recreation website.
Hasley Recreation, Inc has been Miracle Recreation’s exclusive representative in the State of Georgia for 35 years. Family owned and operated, their team is dedicated to providing their customers with the highest quality products and exceptional customer service that has made them Georgia’s Premier Recreation Consultants since 1981.