Bellevue’s Kinder Morgan Kids Center to be the Largest Indoor Play Structure in Ohio

A $50,000 donation from Kinder Morgan will have families in Bellevue and surrounding communities enjoying Ohio’s largest indoor play equipment structure opening this spring at the newly-named Kinder Morgan Kids Center.

The official name for the facility was revealed March 10, as the Bellevue Recreation Center received a $45,000 donation from Kinder Morgan. The company donated $5,000 toward the construction of the facility in February, and returned the following month with the larger investment to help make the indoor play center a reality for the region’s residents.

The Kinder Morgan Kids Center is scheduled to open to the public in May, featuring a centerpiece play structure that was once part of the Kalahari Water Park in Sandusky, which gifted it to the city of Bellevue. The center will provide year-round recreational opportunities, with the structure accommodating up to 350 children at a time.

“Kinder Morgan has been a tremendous supporter of our efforts to make this facility a reality,” said Marc Weisenberger, director of the Bellevue Recreation Center. “This generous investment will help create beneficial health and fitness opportunities for families in our communities, and provide an outstanding recreational facility the entire region can be proud of.”

“Kinder Morgan is proud to partner with and support the Bellevue Recreation Center,” said Kinder Morgan Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore. “We’re excited to see families enjoying this truly unique showcase this spring. We are committed to supporting Sandusky, Erie and Huron counties’ nonprofits, as we have been in other parts of Ohio for over 60 years.”

The Kinder Morgan Kids Center will offer a family-friendly play and party facility in a healthy, safe and fun environment. The indoor playground is two stories high with six levels of adventure and over 60 play features, including slides, air cannons, obstacle courses and interactive game panels to keep children entertained and challenged for hours.

Kinder Morgan Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore (left) meets with Bellevue Mayor Kevin G. Strecker during a tour of the Bellevue Rec Center. On Feb. 11, the Rec Center received a $5,000 donation toward the installation of a year-round indoor jungle gym from Kinder Morgan.
Kinder Morgan Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore and a group of kids gather at the newly named Kinder Morgan Kids Center in Bellevue. The company's donation comes a month before Ohio's largest indoor jungle gym opens to the public.

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