UnitedHealthcare Says It's Play Time For Arlington Children
Spending time outdoors has become more interesting for the children in the City of Arlington. That's because River Legacy Parks 'Play Trail,' funded by UnitedHealthcare, has installed new play pods along the existing accessible trail loop that connects back to the main playground area. The funding was made possible through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.
PlayTrails is a collection of play equipment designed for installation as pockets of play along a path or trail. As children and families explore a trail, they encounter nature-themed play pockets that promote physical activity and fun, as well as educational signage with fun facts and activities related to the play pocket theme.
In line with River Legacy Park’s design concept, the installations make reference to nature and the environment. Visitors will see play pods that include a dragonfly see-saw, frog-shaped and fish-shaped climbers, a turtle-shaped spinner, butterfly-shaped and Caterpillar-shaped climbers and a chrysalis-shaped spinner.
The idea behind the pods is to promote fitness by encouraging families to walk together along the half-mile trail and stop to enjoy the playground activity at the separate pods.
The ‘Play Trail’ project is part of UnitedHealthcare’s “Do Good. Live Well” employee-volunteer initiative, whose mission is to prevent hunger and obesity and inspire service and encourage volunteerism.
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