DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Henry Ford plans to take children back to the Roaring Twenties with a new historically-themed playscape.
The museum announced plans for the new playscape at a groundbreaking ceremony April 17. The playscape will be located in Greenfield Village at The Henry Ford.
Part of the 1920s construction site-based playground will be an interactive steam shovel, a cement mixer and an interactive boiler feature.
Two actual artifacts – a 1931 Ford Model AA truck and a 20-feet-long boiler tunnel that originally sat near the Armington and Sims Machine Shop inside Greenfield Village – will be on-site at the playground.
The playscape will meet all accessibility standards. It will have multi-level topography with ramp accessibility and ADA accessible bonded and concrete rubber surfaces.
A press release says it will be a place where “where children of varying physical, developmental and sensory abilities can play and learn together within the same environment.”
Other playground attractions include a rock climbing wall, water tower and swings.
The playscape is made possible through a donation from Don and Mary Kosch. The Henry Ford plans to open it to the public in the fall.
For more information on the new playscape, please visit thehenryford.org.
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