The community came out to celebrate a new kind of playground at the Adair County Family YMCA Monday morning. Itâ??s a playground where you use your imagination.
Imagination Playground is an innovative playground equipment system that transforms any space into a play space that encourages learning, social development, movement and above all fun.
The big blue blocks come in many unique shapes and sizes that allow the kids to make whatever they want.
This mobile play system is a first for the YMCA
â??We received a grant from the non-profit organization KaBoom where they gave us this imaginary playground. They can build a fort, a castle, there's a pathway where they can build a racetrack, so they can take it wherever they want to go with it. We're really excited to have it here, it's a really good opportunity for the kids to just come and play and grow their imagination,â?? said YMCA Program Director Brittni Kastelic.
Imagination Playground blocks are made of a lightweight foam that is non-toxic and microbe and mold resistant.
They're soft and friendly to the touch yet dense and firm enough to build structures and shapes.