The Playground @ JPS

Our Future is in Play

Welcome to The Toddler Playground at JPS!
After 20+ years, we are raising funds to build an imaginative, nature-themed new playground that will inspire creativity, active play, and meaningful Jewish connection.

The Playground at JPS will feature:
Sinai Sand Dunes, Simcha Swings, Little Kosher Playhouse, Drama Deck, Trike Trail, Torah Tunnels and much more!

Playground Dedication Opportunities

Make your mark with your family’s name and support childhood joy by sponsoring a special playground activity at JPS's New Playground!

 

Disclaimer: Photos may not accurately represent playground equipment.

Reserved: Sinai Sand Dunes – $36,000 

Dedicated by Susan & Donald Jacobs and Florence Jaffa

Our journey began at Mount Sinai in the desert with the receiving of the Torah. Now at JPS, we’re recreating the iconic Mount Sinai experience for our little ones with the new Sand Dune Play Area and Slide! This toddler playground feature includes multiple ways to climb up and slide down, and is styled after the sandy slopes of the desert for kids to ascend just like Moshe did. Once at the top, they can relish the thrill of sliding down below.

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The Mount Sinai Sand Dunes is designed specifically for toddlers ages 6 months – 23 years old. With its kid-sized slopes and slides, this playground feature allows our littlest learners to develop motor skills, balance, and confidence. Whether you have a newly walking 1 year old or an adventurous preschooler, this desert themed play space encourages children to challenge themselves within a safe environment.

Unity Tower $25,000

This toddler play structure is a meticulously designed haven for young children. It offers a seamless play experience, with elevated platforms and an inclined crawl tube for exploration. Panels, including maze, bubble, gears, elephant, and house panels, stimulate cognitive development and imaginative play. A metal barrier with a ship’s wheel adds an interactive element, while the highest platform features an exciting straight slide. Ground-level components like a drum, bongos, and a rain wheel ensure inclusive play. With thoughtful design and accessible features, the Stamford play structure invites young minds to embark on a world of curiosity and joy.

Dedicate

JPS kids aged 6 to 23 months.

Little Kosher Playhouse Area $30,000

This life-sized playhouse will provide a safe, engaging space for our children to learn and play. Inside the playhouse, kids can cook and serve up pretend meals using toy kosher dishes, have tea parties at the play table, care for baby dolls, and let their imaginations run wild. Roleplaying real-life experiences like keeping a kosher home will teach Jewish values in a fun, hands-on way.

The playhouse will be child-sized and durable and equipped with kid-sized kosher play food, dishes, refrigerator, sink, oven and more. 

Dedicate

JPS Kids of all ages!

Both bays reserved: Simcha Swings $5,000 per bay

Dedicated by Ken Helfing

art room

Our playground swing set promotes active play and vestibular development for infants and toddlers. The set features two bucket swings with high backs and two half bucket swings with harness restraints to encourage independent swingers.
Two bays are available for sponsorship, $5,000 for each bay.

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The infant swings provide important vestibular stimulation and movement for our littlest learners. The bucket seat fully supports babies and keeps them safely swinging, while the half bucket swings allow for toddlers to experience independence in climbing in and out of the swing on their own. The swings promote core strength, motor skills and just plain fun! We can’t wait to see our kids soaring on these engaging swinging structures designed for everyone’s enjoyment.

Trike Trail $25,000

Our looping trike path is the perfect spot for preschoolers to hop on riding toys and cruise around the playground. The paved pathway features speed limit and traffic signs and a trike bridge to inspire pretend play.

Kids can choose from a variety of tricycles, cars, scooters, and other riding toys from our storage shed. As they ride around the path, they’ll work on coordination, balancing, and building leg muscles while having fun.

The trike path’s twisty design provides an exciting course for little ones to follow. They can race with friends or go solo as they zoom around corners and straightaways. Kids will learn to steer, pedal, start, and stop on their own.

Dedicate

JPSkids of all ages

Drama Deck Musical Area $20,000

The Drama Deck will be equipped with leaf shaped seats for an audience, musical instruments, and more to spark imaginative fun.

Little performers can take the stage and make music on the giant musical instruments, including chimes, glockenspiel, drums, and a treble tongue drum. Children can take the stage and form a band, perform and act out scenes for their friends and teachers, all while feeding their budding imaginations.

Dedicate

JPS kids of all ages.

Torah Tunnels $10,000

These unique structures will inspire active play and exploration. Our Torah Tunnels will be made of hollowed-out logs for children to crawl, climb and squeeze through. As kids make their way through each log, they’ll work on coordination, balance and motor skills while having a blast. They can choose to go through the log or climb right on top.

The crawl log tunnels will be smoothly sanded for safety and are designed to look like natural wood, blending beautifully into our playground’s nature theme.

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Both sand boxes reserved: The Promised Sand$5,000 per sandbox

Dedicated by Stuart & Erin Wernikoff
Dedicated by Paul & Cathy Schackman and Barry & Sunni Sears

Our desert-themed sandboxes provides sensory play and construction fun galore. These spacious sandbox feature soft sand, toy plants, and wooden borders designed to look like desert mesas.
Kids can use buckets, shovels, rakes, and other sandbox tools to scoop, pour, dig, and build to their heart’s content.

They can design roads, mini desert landscapes, and sandy masterpieces. The loose sand improves fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Plastic critters like snakes, lizards and desert animals add imaginative play. Kids may create desert animal habitats or bury treasures found in our sandbox excavation site. With its sensory-rich sand and fun desert theme, this sandbox invites endless engagement and learning through play.
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The height of the sandboxes is specifically designed for toddlers.

Reserved: Infant Zone $18,000

Dedicated by Barbara & Jerry Levin

While the entire playground is built and designed to be safe for both infants & toddlers, there is an area dedicated to infant play! With soft surfacing and plenty of gross motor opportunity, the infant zone will be a special nook for our youngest learners.

The Butterfly Hill features interactive gears and spinners to help babies and toddlers develop coordination. Cutouts and a window permit easy viewing, inside and out. The mirror panel reflects happy faces as little ones scramble around.
Flowers and butterfly silhouettes decorate the entire unit, enhancing the outdoor feel. An apple maze and other shapes on the walls also delight the senses.

The playful mushrooms, colorful and made of soft rubber, provide challenge and a great climbing opportunity for infants. Once children can stand, the mushrooms will be fun to balance on while hopping from one to the next, introducing concepts such as gravity and equilibrium.
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Infants.

Reserved: Sensory Play & Creativity Spot $10,000

Dedicated by Addie Chesson & Family

Sensory play encourages learning through exploration, curiosity, problem solving and creativity. It helps to build nerve connections in the brain and encourages the development of language and motor skills.
There are no limits to what you can use in sensory activities and the double nature bowls are double the fun! Perfect for learning and playing: they can hold sand, water, dirt, terrariums, or display natural objects.

Art exploration is not only fun and entertaining, but also educational. The freedom to manipulate different materials in an organic and unstructured way allows for exploration and experimentation. Our sensory & creativity spot will feature both a chalk wall and a paint wall, and the children will enjoy creating their masterpieces!
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The Mount Sinai Sand Dunes is designed specifically for toddlers ages 6 months – 23 years old. With its kid-sized slopes and slides, this playground feature allows our littlest learners to develop motor skills, balance, and confidence. Whether you have a newly walking 1 year old or an adventurous preschooler, this desert themed play space encourages children to challenge themselves within a safe environment.

Reserved: Pull Up Bars $3,600

Dedicated by Phillipe & Nicole Chemla

Whether you’re a child or an adult, pull-ups can go a long way in strengthening the physical body, such as the arms, shoulders, and back muscles. This equipment will help build stamina and movement. When children use the pull-up bars, they will practice their grip and build hand strength.

Dedicate

The Mount Sinai Sand Dunes is designed specifically for toddlers ages 6 months – 23 years old. With its kid-sized slopes and slides, this playground feature allows our littlest learners to develop motor skills, balance, and confidence. Whether you have a newly walking 1 year old or an adventurous preschooler, this desert themed play space encourages children to challenge themselves within a safe environment.