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Nevada Pulse Tempo Electronic Playground
NEVADA, MO.--- "They all three enjoy interacting. The youngest, it's a little bit hard for him, but he likes watching his brothers and listening to the music," said Jason Blight, Nevada Resident and Parent.
Jason Blight is a nevada resident and parent. He has three children ages two to five years old.
"It's hard for our oldest to leave when we're ready to go, because it keeps moving and the music moves to another spot, and he wants to go hit that spot," said Blight.
He's interacting with the "Pulse Tempo" electronic playground. It features multi-sensory games, which helps improve hand, eye, and muscle development.
"I've seen young kids, barely walking toddlers all the way up to adults playing with the equipment as well as. It does meet the ADA compliance regulations," said Dana Redburn, City of Nevada Parks and Rec Director.
Nevada's Park and Recreation director says it's an alternative way to be active, and it's the only one in the area.
"You don't necessarily have to be athletically inclined, you don't necessarily have to be a fast runner or anything like that. It's kind of a non-traditional way just to get moving," said Redburn.
Players listen for the musical tones, chase the lights, and then are rewarded with five unique sound and light shows. The playground was donated to the community after residents met Governor Jay Nixon's "100 Missouri Mile Challenge" last year. City leaders say without the donation, the equipment would cost about $15,000 to $18,000.
"This will accommodate one to six people. It just kind of builds that community," said Redburn.