Treehouse next project at Davie Community Park

Published 9:23 am Monday, March 27, 2023

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Davie County is among the recipients of part of $9.6 million in accessibility grants awarded by the state Parks and Recreation Authority.

Davie’s CanoPLAY Treescape project was selected for the focus on accessibility and the commitment to investing in a project to serve the needs and abilities of all residents and visitors. It will be at the Davie County Community Park.

The CanoPLAY Treescape will be an inclusive, interactive outdoor treehouse. This design and build is an opportunity for education, exploration, outdoor adventure, and planted within the northern boundary of the park as evidenced within the Site Master Plan.

“This treehouse will be a place youth and adults of all ages and abilities can play together. Part of this unique design will allow for sensory relief and education,” said Paul Moore, Davie recreation and parks director.

“The DCRP team is delighted for our community as the Treescape will add another unique feature and experience to our destination park. We are thankful to residents who shared their vision during public input, which ultimately made our grant application stand out.  We will call on our community again during the design phase of the project to ensure specific components within the treescape match expectations.”

The project is poised to feature each military branch insignia detailed underneath the treescape canopy, which will allow for anthems of each branch to play individually with sensory inspiring soft tone. Another major component to this project includes an accessible boardwalk that connects to an existing greenway and boardwalk observatory.

“The CanoPLAY Treescape project demonstrates a continuation and commitment to bring Davie County Community Park towards full build-out while creating unique park facilities and impact experiences for residents and visitors alike,” Moore said.