CLEVELAND — Cleveland Metroparks held a grand opening of its Lindsey Family Play Space at Edgewater Park on Friday afternoon.
The new Play Space will serve children of all ages and abilities. Located near the Upper Edgewater Picnic Shelter, the nearly one-acre accessible play area features a wide range of nature play opportunities including boulders, water and sand, as well as climbing structures and shaded areas.
“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 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.
Friday's unveiling of the Lindsey Family Play Space continues a busy summer of openings for Cleveland Metroparks. In the last few weeks, Cleveland Metroparks opened the Wendy Park Bridge and Whiskey Island Trail, Brigton Park, and the Red Line Greenway bike and pedestrian trail.
Cleveland Metroparks notes that Edgewater Park, Whiskey Island and Wendy Park collectively had more than 2.3 million recreational visitors last year. The recent openings should only add to that figure in the future.
You can watch the opening of the Lindsey Family Play Space in the video below:
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