It Takes a Village

to Raise a Playground

Our Mission

To provide a place where individuals of all ages and abilities can learn through play and enjoy the freedom to interact with their peers.



What was once an empty wetland has been transformed into the area’s first all-inclusive playground. In 2013, a group of residents and business leaders formed The Walnut Grove – Field of Opportunity nonprofit organization to create a place where people of all ages and abilities could come together in fun and friendship.

Years of hard work and fundraising paid off in Spring 2018 when the Hine Memorial Fund Playground was installed. It is the first of many accessible attractions that will serve children and families on this Field of Opportunity.

In addition to the one-acre playground, the property currently includes natural walking paths and access to the Mill Creek MetroParks Bikeway. Plans for further expansion are underway.

So Far, SO Good

Hine Memorial Fund Accessible Playground – Phase 1 opened in Spring 2018

We Weren't Done Yet...

Phase 2 of our 1-acre playground opened in Summer 2019. This phase marked the completion of the playground portion of our vision.



Now that Phase 2 and our restroom facility are complete, our efforts now focus on more capital improvements. First things first, we are actively fundraising to add a wheelchair-accessible swing and rentable pavilion, all while developing programming to make our facility sustainable for years to come.

Once those improvements are finished, we want more fun stuff – we will begin working on miracle fields and an indoor facility! This will include baseball, soccer, and football fields, as well as a building with classrooms, a basketball area, and more restrooms.


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