The inclusive play area was designed, manufactured and installed by PLAYTIME, LLC, the global provider of unique, interactive play areas and playground equipment for indoor, outdoor and water play.
Edens spoke to a representative from PLAYTIME at a conference after she saw their playground equipment at a mall in Knoxville, TN.
“I was amazed at what I saw,” she says. “I saw families interacting with children in a special way. So often in this day and age, when kids are playing, parents are distracted with other things. With the play space, I saw parents playing with their children.
“I thought, ‘This is pretty neat. I wonder if we could do this at the hospital,’” she says.
The new play area opened May 9, 2012, and both Wallace and Edens say it’s been a big success.
“I’ve received nice emails from nurses and doctors,” says Wallace. “I think it creates a more fun environment there. It’s colorful and you can hear kids laughing. It feels less like a medical atmosphere and one where kids are just being kids.”
Edens adds, “You cannot help but get a big smile on your face when you see the play area. We are absolutely thrilled to have it.”
See a video about the play area by visiting: http://www.hasbrochildrenshospital.org/DunkinDonuts
PLAYTIME is the global provider of unique, interactive healthy play areas and playground equipment for indoor, outdoor and water play. The company’s themed soft play areas drive traffic and enhance customers' brands. Thousands of families experience PLAYTIME every day at shopping centers, restaurants, airports, stadiums, childcare, healthcare centers, fitness centers, churches, resorts, recre
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