Intergenerational Playscape Brings People Together
We extend our appreciation to everyone who came to our Intergenerational Playscape ribbon-cutting ceremony and to all partners who made this wonderful addition to the St. Luke’s grounds possible.
Special thanks go to our guest speakers: State Senator Sandra Williams, Jane & John Outcalt, Anne Goodman of the Saint Luke’s Foundation, Brooke King from The Intergenerational School, Michael Cosgrove from the City of Cleveland, and our own President & CEO, Joel Ratner.
The Playscape’s oversized chess and checkers boards, concrete ping-pong table, and figure-eight walking track are just a few features for kids—and kids at heart.
The Intergenerational Playscape and Garden comprises 1.5 acres of greenspace on our campus. Designed for interactive play and learning, the space incorporates nature with vegetable and wildflower gardens, a learning gardens overseen by the Saint Luke’s Intergenerational Gardening Society, a willow tunnel (made from willow branches bent into an arch), and a stump walk—where tree stumps form a course for users to hop from stump to stump. The area is also intentionally inclusive; for instance, the figure-eight walking track features smooth asphalt paths for people of all physical abilities.
With the renovation of the E 116/Saint Luke’s RTA station in the planning stages, the Playscape will soon be easily accessible for all local residents to enjoy.
Our CEO Joel Ratner proves the Playscape’s features aren’t age specific and can be enjoyed by all!