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Ulysses S Grant Playground

April 1, 2021

Its not everyday that Wicksteed install a new inclusive playground with links to an American President! This new playground equipment installation is situated at the ancestral home of Ulysees S Grant, the 18th President of the United States!

US Grant Playground

A playground fit for a President!

Ulysees S Grant’s great grandfather John Simpson was born in a farmhouse just outside Ballygawley. The original ancestral homestead where the playground is located has been preserved and is open to visitors all year round. In 1760 John Simpson emigrated to Ohio, USA. His great grandson, Hiram Ulysses Grant was born in 1822.  When Hiram was registering for West Point Military Academy as a recruit, he was mistakenly called Ulysses Simpson Grant, and this became his adopted name. Grant went on to become a leading General in the American Civil War and then Secretary of War over the newly reunited nation. In 1868, running against Johnson, Ulysses S Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States.

Basket Swing at US Grant Playground
Basket Swing at US Grant Play Area

Play area makeover

The existing playground was given a much needed makeover with new equipment added to boost the play value of the space including the Wicksteed Swirl Inclusive Roundabout, Trampoline, basket swing and so much more! The outdoor play area near Ballygawley features a wonderful mix of some of Wicksteeds best dynamic play products and a sensory play items. Wicksteeds interactive music play panels are always a big hit with all children and help to improve motor skills, essential for a childs development.

Trampoline at US Grant Play Area
Trampoline at US Grant Playground

With a range of playground equipment suitable for all ages and abilities, there has never been a better time to get started on your new outdoor playground project! Get in touch today!

 

Written by: Andy Prentice
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