City of Nairobi Park - Colorado Project / Projects

Denver, Colorado

Park Gets Wild with Kid-Friendly Animal Play Structures

  • Developed play structures to blend seamlessly with the renovation's wilds of Africa theme
  • Designed 3 animals: an alert lion cub, a resting hippo, & a majestic 12-foot giraffe
  • Crafted the animals using realistic details that stimulate imaginations and invite play
  • Built the sculptures with weather-resistant, kid-tough material


The City of Nairobi Park in Denver, CO needed fun, child-friendly play structures for its extensive renovation and revitalization project. It was essential that the sculptures blend with the park's safari theme, which reflects Denver's relationship with its sister city, Nairobi, Kenya.


The 4 Kids artists created a lion cub, hippo, and giraffe - all crafted with realistic details to inspire young imaginations. The trio was constructed with glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP), a super-durable material that, pound for pound, is stronger than steel. GFRP is also unaffected by freeze-thaw cycles, making it the ideal material for Denver winters. As a result, these play sculptures will remain vibrant, low maintenance, and ready for play for many years.


The safari sculptures have become a favorite among the park's younger visitors. The giraffe - which towers 12 feet over the playground - is especially popular with little ones.

Next Step

Whether you need one Wow! play structure or an entire playground, we have the know-how to manage your special project, from conceptual drawings to installation. Contact The 4 Kids to learn more about our kid-tested, kid-approved play structures.

To see some of the individual products used in this project, click on one of the links below:

Sunken Hippo             Lying Lion Cub

Giraffe Sculpture