New Toddler Playground at Elizabeth's Garden
As a result of a generous donation by the father of our own Elizabeth Huffner, whom the gardens are named after, we have decided to incorporate a much needed toddler playground into Elizabeth’s Garden at The Elaine Clark Center. This expansion of our current garden comes at the perfect time as it is currently in the middle of a construction zone as the ECC adds a new wing to their center. Our garden will remain in the same area with the “E” bed in its original position, however, a new, refurbished garden will be planted once the construction is complete. In addition to the playground, we will be adding cement paths to replace our small stone paths that were often affected by hard rain. The playground will have a low elevation from the ground so that crawlers and early walkers can confidently and safely navigate the different levels of the playground. Multi-sensory panels, including an abacus, shape-board, colored bead hour glass, and a musical panel will enhance playtime and incorporate fine motor skills. Plants and produce will be planted and a new strawberry patch will be incorporated into the new space. We are excited about this opportunity to expand our efforts at ECC! Our garden will be bigger and better than ever. If you haven't had a chance to see it, please make an effort to visit once it's complete.