Google "Red Bug Lake Playground" and you find an article published October 11, 1987 in the Orlando Sentinel, paying tribute to a long-lost playground deemed unsafe.
"I'm not exactly a stranger to playground equipment. I like to think that I've been around -- having conquered my share of monkey bars, twisting slides and swings," Lisa Carden writes. "But I've never seen anything like the new playground at Red Bug Lake Park."
Many will find this a fitting description of Red Bug Lake Park's newest playground, donated by GameTime distributor Dominica Recreation. The park is dedicated to Dominica president Rob Dominica's late father, FOX 35 Orlando reported. Dick Dominica passed away unexpectedly in 2013. His grandchildren helped design the park by choosing pieces of playground equipment that reminded them of their grandfather.
According to the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce:
Grandson Wesley chose an 8-foot tall slide. Wesley recalls the many times his grandfather said, “it’s okay to run up the slides.”
Granddaughter Abigail selected two, spinning whirl apparatuses -- Abigail fondly remembers her grandfather “whirling.”
Granddaughter Elie recalls her grandfather enthusiastically describing a zipline before the product was introduced, and insisted that the park have a zipline.
Located in Casselberry, Fla., the playground features some of the latest GameTime playground equipment, from the patented Expression Swing to a ShadowPlay® Sky Runner.
You can find this innovative playground at 3600 Red Bug Lake Rd, Casselberry, FL 32707.