Butterfly Playground

Butterfly Playground Opens Saturday, Oct 26





Dayton Daily News

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013

Rohin Jain (left) and Mark Walczak play on the new Butterfly Playground at Countryside Park in Washington Twp. on Saturday after a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting.






A new Butterfly Playground that expands creative play opportunities for children opened on Saturday, October 26, with a dedication celebration that includes musical performances by kids at 2 p.m. and a ribbon cutting at 2:30 p.m. in Countryside Park, next to the Washington Township Recreation Center at 895 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.

Saturday marks the installation of the first two areas of the playground -- the Nature Sounds and Butterfly Meadow areas. Nature Sounds offers a music and theater space for creative play, while Butterfly Meadow offers a place to climb and play. Both are handicapped accessible.

The first two phases include:

Nature Sounds Area –

 A stage provides the focal point and is surrounded by three large, outdoor musical pieces -- including a grouping of five hand drums, a metalophone, and chimes that are 9-feet tall. Concrete seating offers a place for parents and others to enjoy the show. Nature Sounds is located behind the Rec Center.

Butterfly Meadow Area –

A spider-web like structure offers a place for kids five and older to climb and play, while lady bugs provide smaller climbing opportunities. A nearby toddler area includes a bridge, slide, steps for climbing, and springy poles to stand on and practice balancing skills. Both sections are decorated with butterflies and located near the park’s A-frame shelter.



Butterfly Playground Build

Details on various pods of the Butterfly Playground Countryside Park are available here. 


Trustee Vice President Dale Berry accepts a $21,000 check from Arti & Hemant Garg and their daughter, Ishita Garg


Linda Madden, Senior Recreation Supervisor of Washington Township

Recreation Center, accepts a $10,000 check from Arti and Hemant Garg

Butterfly Playground - Countryside Park

The Butterfly Playground - Countryside Park will consists of five play areas namely, Butterfly Meadow, Nature Sounds, Woodlands, Natural History, Pond Stream. Click on the image/link below to view the details.



        Butterfly Meadow                                Natural History



        Nature Sounds                                                Pond Stream



       The Woodlands