The Town of Greenfield unveiled a new “green” playground at its Brookhaven Park & Golf Course at 333 Alpine Meadows Road on June 6.
The playground features materials made by Kompan, an Austin, Tex-based manufacturer of commercial playground equipment. It features Kompan’s new GreenLine products, developed from repurposed materials such as ocean waste and fishing nets.
Greenfield was the first in the country to purchase and install Kompan’s new GreenLine products, according to the company.
Kompan said it uses recycled materials, including textiles, food packaging, plastic bags, and discarded fishing equipment to create its raw materials and reports that its emissions have reduced 50 percent from before the introduction of the new method. Kompan proudly uses a verified method to specify CO2 emissions through Bureau Veritas, a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.
Kompan launched its GreenLine products in 2021.
“We are pleased to offer our residents an environmentally state-of-the-art playground and outdoor recreation space at Brookhaven,” said town Supervisor Kevin Veitch. “It is part of our vision to expand our recreation spaces while preserving the natural integrity of our beautiful, wide open spaces here in Greenfield.”
The playground, which cost the town $130,000, includes a large climbing piece with two slides and a fire pole; a swing set with infant, single and multiple user options; a spica spinning pole; an arc tunnel climbing net; and five free-standing GreenLine pieces including a toddler train and carriage; an albatross seesaw; a dune buggy rocking toy; and a tipi carousel spinning toy.