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The Playgrounds of Mansfield
Mansfield is a special place for kids to live, learn and play. The school district and the community have made sure that there are three safe and beautiful playgrounds for all to enjoy. The playgrounds are located in the north, west and south part of town, so you’re always close to something fun to do with the kids!
The Graydon Scott South Academy Street Playground received funding assistance through the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation and the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund. It has a paved area for basketball and several pieces of colorful playground equipment. There is a covered picnic table for parents to enjoy while the kids play.
At the north end of town on Extension Street is the New Covenant Academy Playground which is open to the public when school is not in session. A swing set, fun playground equipment and picnic tables welcome families. There is also a large grass field perfect for kicking a soccer ball and group games.
Warren L. Miller Elementary School at the south end of Smythe Park rounds out the trio of playgrounds in Mansfield. There are areas around the school that have fun things for kids, with a new feature called a GaGa Ball Pit. The pit was made possible by the PTO and volunteers who constructed it. Kids play inside the pit with a soft ball trying to get each other “out” much like dodge ball. Also at Warren L. Miller is a paved basketball area, lots of swing sets, gazebo with picnic tables, benches all around, and several large pieces of playground equipment.
On the beautiful fall days ahead, pack a picnic, gather the kids and enjoy the playgrounds throughout town. They are another reason why Mansfield is a very special place to live.
Writing: Deb Bastian
Photography: Deb Bastian
Produced by Vogt Media
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