GLEN VIEW ELEMENTARY - GILROY
The State Preschool staff wanted to create a unique play environment to inspire movement, encourage socialization and spark the imaginations of 90 preschoolers in the Gilroy Unified School District. Construction Project Manager Jenny Derry had chosen UPC Parks Polycrete play structures for past playground projects, so she immediately thought of going with a UPC Parks themed play space to help fulfill the preschool’s vision, which is to bring nature into play. The Miracle Playsystems design team along with Jenny’s input came up with an amazing playscape featuring a UPC Parks Native American themed design. A Miracle Recreation Toddlers Choice play system was added to incorporate some traditional playground features such as a slide and rock climber. The entire play space is functionally linked, creating a circular course where students can work on their gross motor skills by jumping and balancing from fun features such as the baby frogs head to the tip of the canoe. Strategically placed poured-in-place rubber gives the illusion that the canoe is lazily floating down the river waiting for a passenger or two to hop on.
With the District’s vision and MPI’s design, the preschoolers at State Preschool at Glen View now have a play space where they can learn, develop and creating lasting memories.