Plano’s Liberty Playground splash pad turned off due to safety concerns

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The water stream for Liberty Playground’s splash pad has been turned off until safety concerns can be resolved by the city of Plano Parks and Recreation Department.

According to a press release from the city of Plano on Oct. 2, the surface becomes slippery when water is turned on. The city is now working with the designer of the facility to change the surface.

“We apologize for any inconvenience to those families who were enjoying the water feature or looking forward to playing on it,” the statement said.

Liberty Playground, Windhaven Meadows Park’s newest inclusive play space, opened Sept. 23.

Liberty Playground features 40% sensory play activities and 60% physical play structures across a 20,000-square-foot park space in Windhaven Meadows Park. Within the play space, there is also a sensory garden with wooden play structures, a water table and a stream with spray features.

The playground was built as an all-inclusive space for children with and without disabilities through a partnership between Liberty Mutual Insurance and the city of Plano. Both entities gave $1 million to fund the development of the playground.

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