New Legacy Play Village design inspired by kids
In October 2002, nearly 15,000 volunteers in Lubbock built Legacy Play Village. It is described as a community treasure, but has faced challenges.
The wooden park could not withstand our climate and became a target for vandals. So more than a year ago, a steering committee got together and decided it was time to revamp the beloved spot.
Designer Laura Sehn came form New York with a blank canvas. In order to figure out a blueprint for the new playground, she thought why not just ask the kids.
"Something that is nice from what we do is we really take into account what the people in the area want to see," Sehn said.
She said keeping that western style is a priority for these kids.
"One boy said we should include a train because that's why your city is here," Sehn said.
After just a few hours, she went to work and drew up a design both more accessible and easy to maintain. While it is hard to imagine just based off the initial drawing, Sehn is excited for what this park could do for the community,
"To have just like a really fun place for them to get out and run around and get their energy out and get some vitamin D, it's so important," Sehn said.
She said there will be an area designated for kids two to five, and then five to 12. It will be fenced off completely, aside from the entrance/exit to avoid vandals.
The next step will be to perfect the plan and then rally up volunteers to build it. To learn how to volunteer or donate, click here.