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Bike Paths, Lego Cottages and More, New Playground Opens in Bentonville

BENTONVILLE, AR-- A nature-based playground is coming to life for kiddos in Bentonville.
BENTONVILLE, AR-- A nature-based playground is coming to life for kiddos in Bentonville.

Monday marked the grand opening of the new Helen Walton Enrichment Center's Natural Infant Playscape. It's a shift from your traditional playground, aimed at encouraging outdoor activity.

"First of all, we've used all recycled materials," says executive director Michelle Stephens. "So we've used a lot of trucks, materials made out of recycled milk jugs. We also have a gazebo. We have fall zone bike paths as well as little bridges and musical instruments, sand and water."

We're told that research proves children who have access to the outdoors have lower stress levels and even a lower number of behavioral issues. The project cost about $55,000, all of which was donated by local parents and businesses.


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