Location: Okeechobee, FL
Square Footage: 9,160
Architect: Leathers & Associates
Completion Date: August 2015
Owner: Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners
Address: 640 Northwest 27th Lane, Okeechobee, FL 34972
Wooden Jungle Playground existing playground was demolished, to construct a new 9,160 square foot children’s playground for the County of Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Reopened on September 12, 2015, the playground was rebuilt with recycled materials, ensuring a reduction in maintenance costs and still providing a 15+ year life cycle for the unique playground. It was designed to allow for a separation of age-appropriate play equipment for 2-5 year old and 5-12 year old, making supervision of children on the playground easier and increasing safety for the user. The playground has improved sightlines, new and updated play features, and designed to meet ADA guidelines.
Clifford Moore along with NuJak Construction partnered with Leathers and Associates, who specializes in custom-designed outdoor play spaces, for the project.