Improvements to the town’s Greenway Park playground have netted Leesburg’s Parks & Recreation Department another award.
The department was the recipient of the “Best New Renovation/Addition” award during the 64th Annual Conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, held in Tysons Corner last week.
The award recognized the summer 2018 renovations to the Greenway Park playground, which was unveiled last August. Designed by Playground Specialists, Inc., the playground features two play areas, one for ages 2 to 4 and the other for ages 5 to 12. New components to the playground include climbers, climbing walls and nets from Playground Specialists’ Adventure Series; a swivel seat; ground-level musical and play panels; and an imagination play area. The most unique addition is the cargo net climber, the first of its kind in Leesburg and a favorite among the children. The playground was originally built in 1997.
Over 500 delegates from around the state gathered for the annual conference. Highlighting each year’s conference is a formal presentation of awards, which honors individuals, departments, and organizations throughout Virginia who have demonstrated excellence in any of several areas during the previous year. One hundred and fifteen applications were considered for awards in 14 different categories.
Greenway Park is one of 17 parks in the Town of Leesburg’s 368-plus-acre park system and features a four acre park that, in addition to the playground, also includes a basketball court, picnic tables, benches, and a nature trail.