Opening of the Sona at Wonder Spelen playground

A Dutch-Themed Sona is Warmly Welcomed into the Dutch Community at Pella

Julie Paxton from the Wiskus Group in Pella, IA, contacted Lappset Interactive's National Sales Director in May 2021. She'd visited Oliva's Playground at the Salina Regional Health Center and was amazed by the interactive games and inclusive play experience of the Lappset Sona Interactive dance and play arch. Her mission was to get this installed as part of the Wonder Spelen playground she had been working on with the local community and Kiwanis Club.

Pella (IA), United States
2022
Cunningham Recreation
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Wonder Spelen, or “Miracle Play”, is dedicated to building a fun, safe, and state-of-the-art playground to be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. The playground is designed to help people play together and ensure no one is left out.

This playground project was also unique because it was designed with a Dutch theme since Pella, IA, has a large Dutch community. And given that Lappset Interaives are made in the Netherlands, we all knew that a Sona needed to be at the park! To that end, the Lappset team got right to work designing a Dutch-themed “Funky Floor” for the Sona, complete with clogs and tulips. It did not take long after that to get the approval of the playground planning board to move forward with getting the Sona.

Children and adults playing together under the Sona

Children and adults playing together under the Sona

It was so very awesome to see the kids play and have so much fun! Their smiles, laughter, and dancing said it all!

- Teresa Beyer Rietveld (Facebook comment)

A huge success

Since the Sona was installed and turned on in April, it has been a big hit with the kids and community. As you can see from the play stats below, it is getting upwards of 5 hours of play a day.

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A line graph titled "Daily play hours" shows playtime for a specific product and its type from 05/10/2022 to 05/24/2022. Three lines represent different data sets: Sona (orange line) peaking around May 22, and two other sets in gray lines. The y-axis marks hours.

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