LeFleur’s Bluff Playground
The LeFleur’s Bluff Playground is an exciting new addition coming to the shared campus of the Mississippi Children’s Museum and the MDWFP’S Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
This multi-purpose complex will be used for recreational and educational activities featuring a playground, an outdoor pavilion, and a museum walking trail. Scroll to the bottom of our page to view our FAQ!
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ABOUT THE LEFLEUR’S BLUFF COMPLEX
The LeFleur’s Bluff Complex is the shared campus between the MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) and the Mississippi Children’s Museum (MCM). The multi-purpose complex will be used for recreational and educational activities featuring a playground, an outdoor pavilion, and a museum walking trail.
Children who play and learn in nature are more physically active, more engaged in learning, and more emotionally healthy. “Outdoor experiences build visual-spatial skills, strengthen observation and creativity, improve concentration, and enhance motor and imagination skills,” said Angel Rohnke, Director of the LeFleur’s Bluff Complex.
The first phase of the project is a 21st century playground which will feature 80 play activities, 73 of these features will be inclusive to children with accessibility needs. A custom We-Go-Swing will allow accessibility to children with and without wheelchairs.
The 30,000-square-foot playground is separated into different play areas based on age, for children ages 6 months to 12 years old. The playground features a unique play structure for ages 6-23 months, the Wedra, which is the first play structure in the world with this design. Another feature is the Hedra® Tower, which is designed for children ages 5-12 and is the fourth play structure in the country with this design. Shade structures cover 75 percent of the playground, making the area below up to 30 degrees cooler for year-round outdoor play.