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5/11/17news article

Dayton Children’s Hospital calls kids to get out and play on airplane inspired playground at The Greene

Dayton Children’s and The Greene unveil a new playground in the Plum Street Park on May 11, 2017 at 10:00 am.  Located between White House, Black Market and Pasha Grill, the brightly colored jungle gym is modeled after an airplane to honor Dayton’s history of flight innovation and the theme of “things that fly” in the new patient tower at Dayton Children’s Hospital.

In bright blue, green and orange, the colors call children to come play on the slides, steps, tunnels and monkey bars.  There is also a family-friendly bench where parents can rest and watch their children play. 

“Dayton Children’s mission is to care for all of our children, whether they ever visit us at the hospital or not,” says Deborah A. Feldman, president and CEO of Dayton Children’s.  “This is an investment in the bodies and minds of our children. Not only do they get exercise and fresh air, they get to let their imaginations soar above and beyond here.  Their creativity finds an outlet on the playground, while they learn to share, work together and take turns.“

“We are excited to partner with Dayton Children’s Hospital for the unveiling of a new playground at Plum Street Park at The Greene,” said Steve Willshaw general manager at The Greene. “We pride ourselves on providing a positive experience for all visitors, and adding another play area gives children and their families a designated spot to have fun and interact with their peers.”

Dayton Children’s will also sponsor three family-friendly movie nights at the park on the first Friday night of the month during the summer:

  • June 9 - The Secret Life of Pets
  • July 7 - Moana
  • August 4 - Lego: Batman

“Supporting the local community is another important pillar for Dayton Children’s,” says Feldman.  “Our families live, work and play alongside those of our patients – our kids go to the same schools, play on the same playgrounds and dream the same big dreams.  We are committed to making our community the best it can be.”

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