The City of Sacramento Parks & Recreation will install a new playground at Reichmuth Park with design assistance from MRC & GameTime. The new playground will pay tribute to the hard working men and women of the Sacramento Fire Department. Reichmuth Park is located directly next to the Sacramento Fire Department (SFD) station 13, which is why city officials thought a fire truck/fire station themed playground would be a phenomenal way to honor the cities bravest.
The playground equipment design will feature a custom fire station with multiple slides exiting the enclosed tower. The fire station portion of the playground will also be decorated with the SFD emblem to bring a lifelike element to the focal point of structure.
A fire truck climber and slide sit just below the fire station. Inside the fire truck is a play panel that children can use to create sounds familiar with the vehicle. Adding lifelike audio to this play structure is a great way to get the imaginations of children running wild.
Also exciting, the Reichmuth Park playground will be the first of its kind to incorporate augmented reality as a feature throughout the play structure. Park visitors will be able to use their smartphones to engage with photos posted throughout the structure that will link to videos highlighting the history of the SFD, fire safety and many others. Suddenly this playground structure becomes a place to not only play, but learn at the same time.
The new playground is scheduled to open this summer. Stay tuned for more photos as we gain access to this awesome playground in the coming months upon completion.
Reichmuth Park is located at 6135 Gloria Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831.