Of all the landmarks in Georgetown, TX, the Creative Playscape tops the list for children and families. The original, built in 1993 by community volunteers, created 20 years of memories for Georgetown residents. In 2010 more stringent accessibility standards were put in place through an amendment of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and that - along with new standards set forth by the Texas Health and Safety code - led the city to push for a redesign of the playscape.
The original playscape was torn down in the fall of 2013, and construction for the new design began in the spring of 2014. Now, the brand new Georgetown Creative Playscape is just days away from its Grand Opening. July 2nd, at 10am, Georgetown Parks and Recreation will open the playground to the public. With sturdier materials and its improved accessibility, this new playground will provide years of enjoyment for the children and families of Georgetown. To preserve happy memories from the first playscape, some of the original elements have been included in the design, such as the tile pillars at the playscape entrance. The tiles were created by Georgetown students in school art classes, and will be one of the sights residents will recognize.
Many families joining in the celebration of the new playground will be parents who grew up playing at the original Creative Playscape, and are now bringing their children to play on the newly transformed version. Built in the same location as the original playground, it is conveniently located beside San Gabriel Park and the Recreation Center. The playscape design features artwork that resembles historic locations around town, and has a wonderful community feel to it. Georgetown is proud to provide a beautiful, safe place that children of all ages can experience for many years to come. Come out and celebrate with us!