Kids Planet at Century Park

Nestled in Century Park between Hwy. 14 and Buncombe Road, Kids Planet is a wonderful recreation spot for all ages. It has two awesome playstructures, surrounded by wooden picnic areas, pavillions and a paved walking track. It was built through a huge outpouring of love by the community of Greer for the children of Greer and the Upstate.

For The Kids

Kids Planet benefits children by giving them a free, safe haven to run, jump, laugh and play heartily. It also is a place where all members of the community can come together to share smiles and laughter.

About Kids Planet

Many children consider television and video games as their recreation.  Greer wanted to encourage its citizens to “Get Outside and Play!” The result was a play area that has served as the model for pre-teen recreational areas across the Upstate.

In 1998, a planning team of 25 community volunteers worked under the leadership of the architectural firm of Leathers and Associates of Ithaca, New York, to design and plan a fantastic playground.  It took one year of raising funds, tweaking designs, amassing volunteers, buying lumber and securing tools to literally build the structure from the ground up.  It was a moving sight when more than 3,000 volunteers from all walks of life came to build the playground in nine days in March of 1999.

The playstructure was an immediate success as hundreds poured into it daily. But the planning team encountered another challenge within six months of the opening — designing and building a second playstructure for children with special needs.  The new experts — children in wheelchairs, their parents, and therapists — devised a plan.  With the help of community volunteers, these hands-on experts and the architectural firm of Learning Structures of Strafford, New Hampshire, they dreamed up every aspect of this unique playground.

The construction of the accessible playground provided a second project for the community — and again it answered the call.  More than 700 volunteers built the playground in just five days in October of 2001.  Every apparatus is 100 percent accessible by children and adults in wheelchairs, and the equipment allows children and adults of all abilities to play side-by-side.  This playground continues to draw families and special needs groups from across the Upstate.

Kids Planet benefits children by giving them a free, safe haven to run, jump, laugh and play heartily.  It also is a place where all member of the community can come together to share smiles and laughter.

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