Our Outdoor Playspace: A Place for our Kids

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A space that came to life

In 2021, Crescent Cove completed a project that would be outdoor play and engagement to our Respite & Hospice Home for Kids. Working with many friends and vendors to bring this space to life, the outdoor playspace features our Dragonfly Tower, a custom-designed and built play structure with wheelchair accessibility, a mini-baseball field for running the bases and more, outdoor musical instruments, and a new picnic area. Bordering the playspace is a beautiful greenspace with native plants and trees, all to blend function and nature at Crescent Cove.

The outdoor playspace was designed and implemented by Steven Mastey of Landscape Architecture Inc.  See below for a full list of collaborative partners.

Our Funders

Thank you to the following funders who believed in our vision and supported our ability to bring all-accessible play to our kids and families are Crescent Cove:

Chad Greenway's Lead the Way Foundation | Dragonfly Tower & Greenspace Enhancements

Shingle Creek Watershed District | Pollinator Habitat & Water Quality Enhancements

Toro Community Foundation | Greenspace Enhancements

Minnesota Twins Community Fund | Accessible Mini-Baseball Field

Local Rotary Clubs (District 5950 & 8 clubs - Brooklyn Center, Burnsville Breakfast, Burnsville Noon, City of Lakes, Minneapolis #9, Plymouth, Orono, & St Cloud) | Outdoor Musical Instruments

MN Lions Childhood Cancer Foundation | Outdoor Picnic Table

In Memory of Teresa Pettit | Flower Musical Instruments

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 24, 2021

On June 24, we were thrilled to welcome guests to Crescent Cove for a special ribbon cutting ceremony to thank and recognize the donors who made this new outdoor space possible. The two-and-half year project was a true community effort and involved hours of visioning, planning, and creating a special place that would serve our kids and families, but also blend in with the special surroundings of our Respite & Hospice Home for Kids.

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The Team

Meet the team that brought the playspace to life:

  • Landscape Architecture, Inc | Steven Mastey and Lisa Van Der Pol
  • Mike Basich Inc 
  • City of Brooklyn Center | Ginny McIntosh and Andrew Hogg
  • Dr. Bill Delanis
  • Forms & Surfaces
  • Mark Jordan
  • Land Logic Inc
  • Minnesota Native Landscapes
  • One Call Contracting
  • Regan & Eric Stommes Family
  • Siegfriend Contracting
  • Synthetic Turf Solutions
  • Tire Aggregate