Variety Star Playground
Connect and Play!
Children’s Cancer Connection’s Variety Star Playground opened in June 2023 on-site at the Jeff and Deb Hansen Home for Hope.
The inclusive playground features a merry-go-all, an accessible forward-facing spin wheel, an arch swing, a multi-user swing, music panels, an overhead climber, slides and more. A poured-in-place rubber surfacing eases access for all users. Now all CCC visitors can enjoy outdoor activity and play with friends just steps from the building, regardless of health status or mobility levels.
The Variety Star Playground is open to the public when not being used for CCC programs. The daily hours are 9 a.m. to sunset. Please visit our calendar to see when programs may make the playground unavailable.
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Iowa provided the lead gift to make the playground project possible. Other project donors include: the Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation, Polk County Board of Supervisors, Mechanical Contractors Association of Iowa, The MidWestOne Bank Foundation, Cardinals Care, the Peter H. and E. Lucille Gaass Kuyper Foundation, Care Camps, GreenState Credit Union, ITA Group and Walmart. Thank you!
If you have questions about donating items, please email the Programs Team.