The Village at Indian Springs on Saturday opened the new Marvelous Maverick’s Adventureland playground with a ribbon-cutting and reception.

The playground is named for Maverick Sundeen, who died just after his second birthday in 2018. He was the son of Natalie and Chris Sundeen, and grandson of Bill and Joyce Fears, and Debra and David Sundeen.

The playground includes swings, slides, a replica helicopter, a replica bulldozer and replica John Deere tractor. It also includes a replica of the old Wigwam Hotel in Indian Springs. The miniature version was named Charming Channing’s Princess Paradise, for Maverick’s sister Channing.

During the ceremony, Bill Fears, a Butts County Superior Court Judge, remembered his grandson’s love of the outdoors. “Maverick was a good little boy. He loved to be outside with his daddy,” he said. “And he would follow Channing everywhere Channing went.”

Natalie Sundeen also addressed the hundreds of family and friends that attended the dedication, thanking them for their support.

Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly state Maverick Sundeen's age. The article has been corrected.

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