A new place to play

Children of all ages and abilities in Flower Mound have a new playground thanks to the efforts last week of hundreds of volunteers and town staff members.

The community came together each day for most of the week to build Fort Wildflower in the town’s new Heritage Park, located at the northwest corner of Spinks Road and Garden Ridge Boulevard. The work concluded with a grand opening celebration on Saturday.

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

Fort Wildflower also includes features for autistic and handicapped children, a separate tot area and an area for older kids.

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

Fort Wildflower’s design was created with the help of Flower Mound elementary students, who contributed more than 500 ideas to ensure Fort Wildflower is a one-of-a-kind project.

Donations and sponsorships from local businesses and the public raised $107,000 for the project.

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