In 1991, residents of Stow came together to build an 11,000 square foot multi-level wooden playground located at the City Center Complex. Manpower and many materials were donated. Tools and equipment were borrowed. Monies for the project came from the City of Stow, local charitable foundations, business and individual contributions, as well as from fundraisers. SKiP stimulates exploration and imaginative play while at the same time leaving quiet corners where children can just sit, think, dream or read.
Play activities for all ages. Adequate parking, Restrooms.
Safety Village was built in 2007 and is adjacent to KidStation at Oregon Trail Park on Fishcreek Road. The playground features a miniature village atmosphere, with building replicas of establishments in our community. The facility was constructed partially by students from the Six District Education Compact vocational education program. Monies for the project came from local businesses and organizations that sponsored a building or a street in the village.
Educational purpose, “Mini-Stow”, Real stop lights and road signs, Open year-round. Adequate parking, no restrooms. (Porta-potty)
Play area for younger children. Slides, swings and other equipment. Tennis courts nearby Adequate parking. Restrooms.
This Fire Station-themed playground is located at Oregon Trail Park on Fishcreek Road. It was built in 2005 and is adjacent to Stow Fire Station #3 and Safety Village. The playground features are:
Unique slide features, adequate parking diverse play activities for all ages.
The City of Stow, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Stow-Munroe Falls, began a fundraising campaign in 2007 to fund the building of a special needs playground. Donations from individuals and businesses in the community, along with funding from the City of Stow, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Kiwanis Foundation, CVS and Tallmadge Asphalt and Paving Company, allowed the project to move forward with construction.
SOAR Playground opened for play in August 2008. SOAR Playground is fully accessible to all children, including those with physical or developmental disabilities, and provides an avenue for children of all abilities to play together. A special needs playground is an integrated play area that is specifically designed to insure that children of all abilities are able to play in a safe area created to meet their special needs. The playground includes a variety of stimulating opportunities for self-directed, challenging and independent play.
SOAR Playground is located next to an existing playground at Silver Springs Park, allowing whole families to experience a truly barrier-free play environment. The addition of SOAR to the Stow Parks system allows children of all abilities to play, explore, and imagine with their friends and families.