New Design of Panther Playground Presented 5/20/2020
Courtney Boehm of Quakertown Borough’s Parks and Recreation Department and Matt Burns of Kompan, Inc. presented a new design of Panther Playground to Borough Council at last night’s Council Meeting. Panther Playground will be an all-inclusive, multigenerational playground allowing community residents of all ages and abilities an equal opportunity of play.
The inspiration of Panther Playground came from community feedback on a survey that was provided last year, along with the winner of the Panther Playground drawing contest, Emily Wehr. The Panther Playground drawing contest allowed students of the Quakertown Community School District to submit their dream playground and the winner would have their dream playground come to life within the new design. The new design captures all the aspects that parents were looking for from survey results such as a designated play space for 2-5-years old and 5-12 years old, open concept to eliminate small hiding spaces, and ADA accessibility. The new design also pulls pieces directly from Emily’s drawing such as high and low levels of play with multiple slides, a zipline, a variety of swings, seesaw, and a giant castle structure.