The Silver Summit Playground is a brand new play space which is fun, welcoming and challenging for ALL children! It opened in July 2014, located in McCormick Park near Currents. The playground was designed based on focus group input from children using wheeled mobility, children on the autism spectrum and youth with a variety of disabilites. Feedback from families, adults with disabilities, rehabilitation and education specialists and community members helped to refine the vision.
Covering about 30,000 square feet, the playground is a “park within a park,” enabling children to play without feeling crowded. Pour-in-place rubberized surfacing will allow kids using wheeled mobility to navigate smoothly to play with features and their peers. Areas for nature play, sensory play, and creative play will be combined with spaces for families to socialize and connect.
The playground is a public private partnership between Parks and Recreation and Friends of Missoula Parks. Major supporting gifts from the Morris and Helen Silver Family Foundation, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation and many other local supporters have made the playground possible.