System offers hands-on playtime
By Andrew Barksdale
The Fayette Observer
May 25, 2008
The four Stonehenge-like towers, with upbeat music and flashing lights, beckon anyone for a game of fun, skill and physical activity.
The unusual electronic playground system is called Neos. Two of the units recently arrived in Fayetteville -- the first city in the Carolinas to get them.
At Honeycutt Park on Fort Bragg Road, children after school last week flocked to Neos, with its sleek purple towers standing over 6 feet tall.
Ryan Wolf, who is 6, pressed the button to play Bubble Burst, which requires players to hit buttons on the towers when they light up. He darted back and forth, using his arms and his feet to reach the buttons. Soon, three children joined him, stretching, jumping and bending. [More]