Once Upon a Time, a Mom took her daughter to a playground. It did not end well. While the child did okay, the Mom saw her struggle to navigate the play structure area. The ground covering was made of shredded tires. The daughter, who was still learning the fine art of balance, never made it to the playground structure on her own. She fell repeatedly and ended up just playing with the pieces of shredded tires. Mom thought. “There has to be a better way”
True Story: That was me 5 years ago. I started talking with OT’s and PT’s, Specialists in Child Development and Special Needs and I came up with this whole HUGE project. Meetings were held. plans were made, and as it sometimes happens, things fell apart. But the Dream is still there.
So, Baby Steps, Education, Opportunity.
I am so pleased and proud to be able to announce to our families in Southern West Virginia that there is now a Park in Beckley that offers a FULL ADA Compliant Playground! The Key to this amazing playground is the ground covering. It is Water Repellent. Heat Resistant, and will not hurt as much when falls happen. It LITERALLY Levels the Playing Field allowing for children of ALL abilities to play TOGETHER! And that is ultimately what we want right? For all our kids to be able to play together!
Anyone who knows me knows that I can talk about the Playground project all day long. And no, it is not Cheap!
But Leslie Bakker – Head of the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City of Beckley has been a big supporter of my Dream Project from the very beginning. THANK YOU, LESLIE! YOU MADE IT HAPPEN!
Now I pass the ball to you- Our friends and supporters who tell me that these are the types of things that we need.
Let’s use them! Get Your Directions Here
Updates to New River Park in Beckley levels the playing field for children
Posted: May 31, 2017 10:49 PM EDT