Upgrades to Swaim playground complete

Staff Report

Yadkin County has completed the grant project at the Yadkin County Park’s Daniel Swaim Playground. A $41,580 grant from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) that was part of the Connect NC Bond partially funded this project.

This grant was setup to build special recreational facilities or adapt existing facilities in parks that meet the unique needs of children and/or veterans with physical and developmental disabilities.

The county built onto the existing Daniel Swaim Playground at the Yadkin County Park, adding a 1,200-square-foot playground designed with universal accessibility in mind. Universal accessibility goes beyond ADA laws and makes it as easy as possible for children with disabilities to experience the same play as those without disabilities.

The equipment installed on the playground includes a spinner, playhouse, a charade ring panel, paddle ball ring panel, waver ring panel, a rain wheel drum element, a touch-and-play piano element, a touch-and-play drum element, and two supportive swings. Also installed at the playground is a pour-in-place surfacing which is rubber beads that are held together by a bonding agent. This allows for a much smoother surface for accessibility while still being safe for play.

Yadkin County officials expressed thanks to the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund for its support and funding for this project. The officials said, in a news release, they feel that this project is a great addition to the county’s park system and look forward to their citizens utilizing this facility.

Staff Report