The ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden is a place of adventure and education for kids of all ages! The state of the art playground is one of the most popular features at Friendship Botanic Gardens. Kids can go down the slides, climb up the towers or trek over the bridge. The playground is full of excitement! We want to be utilized as a resource for nature appreciation, while also helping with personal development and happiness. The Children’s Garden helps us achieve this for families with kids looking to have fun and learn!
Kids can simulate drawing groundwater up from the earth with a hydraulic hand pump before watching it trickle down a 16-foot gold miner’s sluiceway. The hydraulic hand pump is useful because it helps demonstrate the fundamental process and understanding of where water comes from. In the spring, the nearby garden beds will blossom with flowers and herbs selected to provide a feast for the senses of smell, touch and sight. Relax on the swing or use the slide! Everyone can find something to enjoy in this area.
At Friendship Botanic Gardens, we are determined to continually improve and add to our already incredible landscape. ArcelorMittal initially funded the Children’s Garden in 2015. The first and second phases of the playground were completed in 2016 and 2017, respectively, and phase three was successfully installed in April of 2018. Friendship Botanic Gardens purchases equipment of only the highest quality. The playground equipment is made of a splinter-less cedar wood, therefore providing a safe environment for kids to enjoy. In 2018, we added additional signage to enhance the educational aspects of the garden. Read more about the introduction of the Children's Garden here.
Take a break and enjoy some family time, especially with the hectic world we live in today. We have become absorbed in technology. Do your kids a favor - put your phone away and come out to the ArcelorMittal Children’s Garden and enjoy the playground and some family time at Friendship Botanic Gardens!