Creative Playground Sign

“IF YOU WANT to do something nice for a child, give them an environment where they can touch things as much as they want.” Buckminster Fuller

Creative Playground within the West Wetlands Park in Yuma, Arizona is located along the Colorado River. The park was opened in 2002 on 110 acres of city. Then, in 2007, the Stewart Vincent Wolfe Playground was created with the help of 8,000 members of the community who also helped in raising funds. Creative inspiration for the playground design came from 5,000 elementary school children. This project was in honor of Stewart Wolfe who, together with his family, was a regular visitor at the park. A close friend of Wolfe donated $100,000 towards construction of the playground, which was then managed by Yuma’s city parks department, making this 3 acre playground a reality. The large playground included a castle with slides (including tunnel slides from the castle towers), swings, climbing wall, lots of nooks and crannies to explore and a pebble flex ground cover. As reported in the ‘Yuma Daily Sun’, “In 10 short but full days, the project took shape under the labor of thousands of people, from children who painted bricks to contractors who donated use of their employees. Firefighters on duty worked in between calls, and prison inmates did a lot of the heavy work. The unskilled fetched water and snacks and materials while the skilled workers ran saws and drills and hammers.”

Tragically, in December 2014, the park was destroyed by fire. Since then, the inspiring news is that, once again, community organizations, businesses and individual volunteers are getting together to plan reconstruction of the playground, with plans to make it even bigger, better and safer than before.

The pride in this project showed in their handcrafted sign, with its colorful dimensional figures and hand carved letters. It speaks of hope for the future, and many more years of play ahead for the children of Yuma.

Carved & Painted
Sculpted & Painted Add on
Sign Size
40 " x 17 "