This Awesome Playground Was Built In 5 Days, By Volunteers
This past weekend I visited a playground that is honestly one of the nicest I've ever seen. This park was surprising for several reasons, one of which being how it was built. The park is in Clinton, OK. Just a couple of hours to the east.
You know Clinton. That's where they keep the casino your bartender likes to visit.
What Is It About This "Playground" That Sets It Apart?
The first thing that really stood out when we walked up to the park was that it almost everything was made out of wood. It was like a giant wooden castle.
Instead of rocks or that "foam mat" that most playgrounds have, it was all wood shavings. If there was an opportunity for something to be made out of wood, it was.
Another aspect of this playground that really blew me away was all of the hidden stuff. There was a tire swing hidden under the wooden fortress. There were slides everywhere. There's an area for toddlers, and an area for those with special needs.
A Hidden Gem On Route 66?
Clinton, OK sits on Route 66. They have their own Route 66 museum honoring that part of their city's heritage, much like every other city along Route 66.
If you're traveling along the old Mother Road, and you're in Oklahoma, Clinton is definitely on your way. If you've got kids along for the ride, this a great spot to stop and have lunch so everyone can stretch their legs.
Before we left, I stopped to the read the sign that greeted us on our way in.
Sometimes, You Just Have To Do It Yourself
The sign in front of the children's park states that the park was built in five days. That's pretty impressive. It also states that it was built by volunteers.
718 volunteers built that park, at least according to that sign.
The funds for the park supposedly came from one source. The Gholstons.
Hats off to Clinton, OK for having such a nice park. My kids loved every second that we spent there. There were a lot of people, and everyone was having a good time.