New Playground at Little Star’s Lafayette Center is Safest Available!

Little Star Center – Lafayette is pleased to announce its new playground has been completed!  The playground came together thanks to several contributors which include funds raised in April by Immortal Ink, a local tattoo and piercing shop.

“The learners were very excited for the playground to open, said Maggie Moore, Assistant Clinical Director of the Lafayette Center. “The swings and slide are a big hit!”

Mary Rosswurm, executive director, said, “The playground area features super fancy mulch. It’s the kind used in the Whitehouse playground.  The mulch is made of recycled scrap tires minus the metal, so it cushions falls and minimizes dangerous playground impacts.”

The mulch — made by Rubbercyle — looks like rubber chunks, nuggets, and shredded rubber.  It is designed exclusively to make playgrounds safe, is nontoxic to the environment, conforms to all Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) safety guidelines, and has earned Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approval.

“The playground equipment looks great and the learners are really enjoying it,” said Rosswurm.  “It came from Recreation Unlimited in Noblesville.  Pat Richard and a crew from Inspire Group in Lafayette worked hard to expand the designated area, install a fence, and put the mulch in.”