Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Making a difference

Last May Amy (Nathan's mom) and I went to our local Park Board meeting to ask the board to consider putting in an all-accessible playground. We have wonderful parks in our town but they are simply not wheelchair friendly. We presented our case to the Park Board not knowing if they would listen and if they did, would it be years before an all-accessible playground was built? Well a couple of months ago the board asked Amy and I to joy a Park-planning committee for a brand new all-accessible playground! They presented plans for the playground to Amy and I and asked our opinion and they wanted to know what we wanted to see in a playground for our kids. Our local paper is doing a story on the new upcoming playground and wanted to talk to us and take pictures of our boys. So yesterday we took Caleb and Nathan to the playground that is going to be replaced with the all-accessible playground and the boys got a chance to review the plans and have their picture taken. The article is going to be in this Friday's paper, I'll try to post it so that you can read it. We are so excited! The new playground is going to be amazing! It has ramps that go all the way to the top of the equipment with lots of activities along the way. They are getting rid of the wood chips and putting in a wheelchair friendly surface. It is going to be absolutely perfect for kiddos with wheelchairs or walkers. The new park should be ready by the fall and we can't wait!!

2 comments:

Monique said...

That is so awesome Cassie!! Congratulations!

Jessica said...

That's awesome! Way to be an advocate for your kids!

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