POSTED ON MAY 20, 2014 BY TIDEWATER PARENT
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (May 19, 2014) – Lynnhaven Mall is showing its playful side with the installation of a new children’s area designed especially for youngsters five and under. The “Tot Lot” is an educationally inspired children’s soft play park now open in the Mall’s west wing featuring interactive elements for climbing, jumping and pretending.
“Lynnhaven Mall’s renovation and redevelopment gave us an opportunity to create a fresh new play space for our youngest visitors,” said Michael Harris, general manager of Lynnhaven Mall. “We understand that families with young children look forward to and appreciate an indoor play amenity, and we dedicated ourselves to providing a new, interactive play feature that was fun, educational, safe and convenient for these visitors.”
The heart of the new mall attraction is the Kids Clubhouse, fully decorated with playful letters and numbers and sporting a tunnel tube entrance. Additional features offer opportunities for young visitors to climb, crawl, slide and even learn, all on carpeted safety flooring specially engineered to provide a cushioned landing. An integrated theater section with flat screen television will showcase toddler appropriate educational content provided by Baby First TV. The Tot Lot was designed and developed by Center Stage Productions, based in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.
“Lynnhaven Mall’s Tot Lot represents the best thinking in interactive learning through purposeful play,” says Harris. “It’s been carefully designed to engage toddlers and young children in hands-on experiences to develop both the mind and the body.”
Meanwhile, the well-being of parents has not been ignored in the design. Comfortable seating and cellphone charging stations complete this family-friendly spot. The play area’s location was carefully selected for the convenience of families; the new play space is located between Barnes & Noble, Dave & Buster’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. This space offers visitors nearby dining and entertainment options, as well as several exterior store entrances that allow for nearby parking and convenient access to the new play park.
Lynnhaven Mall is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and redevelopment that began in 2013 with updated seating and styling in the east and west wings and continues through 2014 with a major structural and architectural transformation of the mall’s main concourse, Center Court and main mall entrances, in addition to the development of a new food court on the lower level. Interior work on all improvements is being conducted after mall hours to minimize any inconvenience to visitors. All mall stores and food court merchants are open for business during the renovation and redevelopment.
Lynnhaven Mall is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and developing high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.
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