Thanks to the generosity of the Phillips family, the two recreation and playground sites were dedicated on May 4, 2017 in memory of Dr. Bruce Phillips.

 Dr. Bruce Phillips "For the Love of Kids" Recreation Therapy Exercise Area

The recovery of motor-function and reasoning abilities, building of confidence and better socialization skills are a few of the results recreational therapy can provide. Through creative activities such as arts and crafts, animal care, sports, dance and movement, drama, music and community outings, our staff works with each child to achieve desired outcomes. Participation in recreational therapy can improve or maintain physical, mental and emotional well-being while reducing depression, stress and anxiety.

In order to best address the physical aspects of recreational therapy in an outdoor setting, the recreational therapy team has proposed the replacement of the current playground equipment with a more comprehensive fitness station set up. This specially designed area will allow for a variety of physical exercises including squats, dips, push-ups, and balance exercises. A challenger guidelines sign will provide written instructions on how to utilize the equipment outside of group activities.

Dr. Bruce Phillips "For the Love of Kids" Playground 

A separate swing set with baby bucket seats is located near the Janet Mitchell Winstead L.A.K.E. Houses to allow those teen moms participating in the program to bring the babies to the playground for some bonding time.