Flower Mound approves community-built playground design

A playground designed with the help of Flower Mound elementary students is closer to becoming a reality.

The Flower Mound Town Council recently approved an official design for Fort Wildflower, the town’s first community-built playground.

Elementary school students from Flower Mound contributed more than 500 ideas to ensure Fort Wildflower was a one-of-a-kind project, combining nature and fort themes with local historical flavor to create a unique experience for children, town officials said.

In September, hundreds of community volunteers will come together to build Fort Wildflower.

Playground components include a climbing forest, tee pee, rock wall, old town playhouse, tree house, flower chair, and lily pad hops along with numerous slides, swings, and bridges.

The volunteer playground steering committee and town staff worked together to ensure Fort Wildflower will be accessible and enjoyable for all children.

The community-built playground will exceed Americans with Disabilities Act standards and will include amenities to challenge children of all abilities, according to a press release from the town.

The playground will be constructed of recycled plastic and wood fiber material that has a life expectancy of approximately 25 years.

Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available to help with the project. For more information, visit www.fortwildflower.com or call 972-874-6342.

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