A community centerpiece
The Robinia castle, the centerpiece in the park, was popular before it was even built. When asked to draw their dream playground, the kids of Covington, put a castle at the top of their fun list. So they got one. Surrounded by baseball fields there is a competitive energy about the playground with its obstacle course and spacenet. For the younger inhabitants there are swings and a toddler area, catering for all ages, making it the town’s new focal meeting place.
A city of firsts
For a city of just 720 families, Covington City, Indiana has had a number of firsts. The most recent, the first KOMPAN Robinia castle in the US. Home to the author of the best-selling book, Ben Hur and the first mid-western town to have an indoor beach, the arrival of the playground has raised civic pride to new levels.
All the main features like the swings, springers, play structures etc. are in mature Robinia wood making the playground blend in with the immediate area. It’s an amenity that is also an attraction with some families being drawn to the area just because of it.
We’ve even had people who have purchased homes in our city because of this playground. They’ve said, ‘this is what a playground should look like.‘
President, Covington City Park Board