Colerain Township has been fortunate to have five community built playgrounds! Colerain Park’s Megaland was constructed in 1997 and was the first volunteer built playground in the area; Skyline Park was completely renovated in one day in 2008; Clippard Park’s Boundless Playground was constructed in one day in 2009; Wert Family Park’s playground was built in one day in September 2011; and Palm Park was our fifth playground site in September 2012. See below for details!
The Colerain Community Playground Commission organized and raised funds to build the 10,000 square foot multi-level wooden structure that was designed based off of the ideas from the children of two area elementary schools. Volunteers from the community assembled from 8 AM to 9:30 PM on September 17-21, 1997 to construct the massive structure that was NOT pre-fabricated! Skilled and un-skilled workers aged 10 and up worked alongside Leathers & Associates, Inc. for five days to give this community a wonderful interactive play structure that was fun for the whole family and has become an adored family attraction over the years and the most identifiable feature of the Colerain Park system!
The Crosstown Helpout develops the passion of a crosstown rivalry into a passion of improving our city, one neighborhood at a time. The new mission builds a community playground in one day for the universal cause of children’s well being. On July 26, 2008, the 11th Annual Crosstown Helpout vsisted Colerain Township’s Skyline Park to build a new playground, basketball court, and a walking trail connecting the park with Skyline Community Center.
Clippard Parks Boundless Playground
On September 18, 2009, approximately 100 volunteers from CVS Pharmacy turned out to build a massive 10,000 square foot playground in one day. Thanks to a grant from CVS Caremark/All Kids Can and Boundless Playgrounds, families in Colerain Township have a fully handicapped accessible playground with poured rubber surfacing and an accessible sand lot to provide hours of fun!
The playground has ADA wide ramps, a variety of play equipment, swings with zero-G seats, tot seats and open seats, many climbing features, a music play area, a sandlot with backhoes (one accessible), sand and water tables and other fun features, plus swinging benches and covered tables to watch your kids play!
Groesbeck Park’s Playground
Thanks to a $25,000 donation from Our Lady of Grace’s PTO and matched by Colerain Township, a group of approximately 30 people gathered together on July 17, 2010 to build a poured rubber surface playground at Groesbeck Park.
Wert Family Park’s KaBoom! Playground
On September 9, 2011, over 175 volunteers joined the Township’s Parks & Services Department to help build a playground in one day thanks to a generous donation from KaBoom! and the Dr Pepper/Snapple Group’s Let’s Play. The $60,000 grant included a 2,500 square foot playground, park benches, community garden boxes and 15 new trees!
Palm Park’s KaBoom! Playground
Palm Park was the location of another 1 Day playground build with KaBoom! This new playground was funded by KaBoom! and Foresters and was built in one day on Saturday, September 15, 2012. Children from the community designed it in July and after receiving three final plans, they selected the one below.