In mid-December, 2020, a ribbon-cutting was held for the new playground at Santana Park in Corona, CA. It’s Corona's second fully accessible and inclusive playground. It features a massive pirate ship, boulders to climb, swings, imaginative play elements, ground-level activities, and a rubberized surfacing underneath that serves as a treasure map.
The project was developed with a lot of community input. In fact, the pirate’s treasure themed playground is based on community input about inclusive playgrounds, and the pirate ship is named “Crown O' the Sea,” which was selected from a community survey that garnered hundreds of responses.
Inclusive playgrounds remove barriers to play and provide a "sensory-rich" experience for everyone. Children of all abilities can play together, and everyone gets to join in the treasure hunt—regardless of age or ability. The addition of the SpectraPour rubberized surfacing throughout the play area means that children can walk, run, or wheel their way to all parts of the playground, including along the map and all the way to the treasure chest.
Unique Project Features
Important features of this unique playground project include the treasure map design, the inclusive park design, and the creation of a one-of-a-kind play experience for children with this surfacing design and system. The design included intricate graphics and the skilled installers here at SpectraTurf made the vision come to life!
Santana Park Playground joins Lincoln Park as part of Corona's inclusive playgrounds available to the whole community.