The new Mango Area park offers intergenerational swings


Mango Park & ​​Recreation Center celebrated the grand opening of a new 8,000 square foot playground for children of all skill levels in October.

Kids of all ages have a new place to play this month. Mango Park & ​​Recreation Center celebrated the grand opening of a new 8,000 square foot playground for children of all skill levels in October and since then it has been a hit with locals across the region.

According to Hillsborough County’s Todd Pratt, the playground features numerous play units designed to encourage children to stay active and have fun, including intergenerational swings that allow adults and children to swing together in front of face. In addition to traditional elements such as swings and slides, the playground features climbing and rope structures, musical elements, and synthetic turf.

The park and recreation center is located at 11717 Clay Pit Rd. In Seffner and features two basketball courts, two lighted softball fields in addition to play equipment and a dog park.

Pratt explained that the playground is just one part of Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation’s recent improvements to the park and recreation center.

The project also included additional amenities at both dog parks, including shade shelters with decorative benches, a dog wash station, improved dog agility equipment, and renovated toilets with sidewalks accessible by ADA, ”he said. “Basketball courts and rental shelters have been improved, and the recreation center now has a renovated patio, improved catering kitchen for community rentals, and more storage space.”

The recreation center also offers rooms to rent and hosts after-school programs and summer camps for youth.

For more information, visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/locations/mango-recreation-center.

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