The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha is home to a newly constructed playground structure with a lighthouse theme, designed by Superior Playgrounds. As a public zoo, Henry Doorly offers a range of educational programs, exhibits, events, and food options. To enhance the visitor experience, we put a lot of thought and effort into creating a playground that encourages creativity and provides a peaceful setting for guests to relax and socialize. This unique centerpiece structure is the main attraction of the children's play area, adding character, value, and excitement to the space.
After a long day of exploring this city attraction, children have the option to interact and enjoy themselves on the playground. This structure encourages imaginative play through its Themed Panel Climber, Themed Tic-Tac-Toe Panel, and Themed Window Panel, which includes a bench for resting and socializing. Guests will enjoy making their way down the Wave Chute Slide and the Spiral Tube Slide for a thrilling way to exit the playground. A themed playground was chosen for this project to inspire children and encourage them to explore their creativity and imagination. Henry Doorly Zoo’s Glacier Bay Landing, a public restaurant area, found its inspiration from Alaskan coastal towns which is why a lighthouse design was selected for the playground.
This large structure promotes social play by having a holding capacity of up to 66 children and by being ADA-accessible. Children between the ages of 5 to 12 years can access and take advantage of all the climbing events, activity panels, and slides that this structure offers. Parents and guardians have the option to step aside and relax under multiple square umbrellas that are located right beside the children’s play space while maintaining full vision of the playground. To view the umbrellas we installed next to this structure, visit Superior Shade for more details.