Ben's Red Swings Community Playground, Salisbury

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Playground · Hidden Gem · Park
Diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia shortly after he turned two years old, Ben Layton bravely battled the disease through chemotherapy, radiation, and a bone-marrow transplant. Sadly, all that medicine could offer was not enough to save Ben's young life. Aware that he was going to die, Ben daydreamed about the new life he would have after his death and was certain that he would receive not only angel wings, but red angel wings - his favorite color. Ben received his wings on May 29, 2002, just three months after his fourth birthday.

Inspired by Ben's bravery and in celebration of his spirit, the Ben's Red Swings Community Playground idea was born. The red swings recall Ben's red angel wings and will help all children who play here to share in the soaring joy of childhood.
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  • One amazing playground. Most areas accessible for wheel chairs. A mist area to keep cool in the summer, lots of shade, and it is right next to the free zoo (donations accepted). Bathrooms...  more »
  • We stop at this playground each time we visit the Salisbury Zoo. It is located right next to the West entrance to the zoo. Here they have a nice fenced in play area for the kids with swings, baby...  more »
  • One of the best parks I've been to! The zoo was pretty cool too! Visiting from VA thoroughly enjoyed the visit!
  • These are the swings in the park behind my apartment, so, I often walk there with my husband. Always nice, well kept, clean and seemingly safe.

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