Sugar Sand Park Science Playground Opening
By: Nikki Colonna
The Sugar Sand Park Science Playground will reopen to the public, starting March 25 with a new look and purpose. At 10 a.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled to officially open the new, remodeled park to the public.
The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District are proud to be opening after all the hard work and construction. The hard work put into a such a project for the past year is finally ready to exceed all expectations.
“We are so happy with the new design that Leathers and Associates created for us,” said Briann Harms, Assistant Director of The Great Boca Raton Beach and Park District. “It is the largest facility in the country [that they have designed], and we are able to have such a beautiful community for our kids to play in.”
Sugar Sand Park, as a whole, has worked diligently for roughly a year to upgrade and take their facility and playground. Cleanliness, safety and of course the fun new structures for the kids to play on make this playground the place to be.
The added features include accessibility around all the different jungle gyms, many more offered seating around the playground for parents and kids to sit in the shade, and enhanced play areas specifically for the kids. The water facility was also redone.
“The entire superstructure is completely renovated,” said Harms. “We have brand new features and our carousel ride is free this opening weekend to all.”
Not only is this new park trying to make things fun with new rides such as the carousel, but they are simultaneously making safety as a priority. The new fun-looking structures and slides are built with stability in mind.
The new and improved play grounds are bigger and are marked with new informative signs throughout. The park is designed to attract families to spend the day and build an inclusive community hot spot.
“We want families to come to our parks on the weekends and have everyone playing together,” added Harms. “Getting kids back outdoors and having fun in an inclusive environment is what it is all about.”