Greeley, Colorado Residents Celebrate Woodbriar Park Grand Opening

The grand opening of Woodbriar Park in Greeley, Colorado, on August 4 had a fantastic turnout.

About 100 parents and children attended the unveiling of the revamped park that features an impressive natural playground designed by our team, and was much anticipated by youth and families in the community.

Since opening, the natural playground has been a draw for parents and children in Greeley, and beyond.

“During the installation, it was encouraging to see local children with their faces pressed against the fence waiting to play,” says Mike Pond, a foreman who helped build the playground.

Judging from the beaming smiles on the faces of the children at the grand opening, who leapt across stumps to get to slides, swings, and sand and water play areas, the new playground is a total hit.

“With people coming from neighbouring communities to check it out, it’s safe to say the new playground is extremely popular,” says Mark Edward, a foreman who also worked on the installation. “It’s also amazing to see parents, many who have never met before, socializing on the sidelines, while their children are having fun at play.”

Local children had a blast test driving the new play features in Woodbriar Park
Local children had a blast test driving the new play features in Woodbriar Park, including this swing for gathering.

The one-of-a-kind natural playground is a first for the City of Greeley. In addition to providing park-goers with new-and-improved recreational opportunities, the renovation has also served as a solution for the area’s massive flooding challenges due to stormwater runoff.

“For decades, stormwater management has been treated with a purely conservationist ethic. This project, which in my opinion is one of the best in North America right now, abandons conservationist ethic in favor of stewardship and engagement,” says Adam Bienenstock, our principal designer and founder.  

“If we don’t engage people in learning to love their community and environment, they will never care for it. And play is the secret sauce that ties all of that together.”

Sand and Water play area
The sand and water play area was a main attraction for children during the grand opening.

Thanks to all who attended the grand opening, and who worked to make this project a success!

Check out time-lapse drone footage of the park’s renovation from start to finish!

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