The new, accessible Nicolet Beach playground at Peninsula State Park is now open, courtesy of the Friends of Peninsula State Park’s fundraising efforts. Those began soon after the former wooden playground was deemed unsafe and beyond repair in May 2021.
“Our amazing Friends group here at Peninsula State Park immediately jumped on this project to assist the park to fundraise and replace the aging playground with a new, accessible playground,” said Eric Hyde, Peninsula State Park superintendent. “The outdoors are for all, and now people of all abilities have a new space at the park to enjoy.”
The new playground features an accessible surface and accessible playground equipment, including a flush-mounted merry-go-round, a universal swing and universal, interactive ground elements such as a rain wheel and music elements.