Fredericktown Set To Unveil Universal Children’s Play Park
April 29, 2012 by Sarah
A brand new play area, designed from the ground up to accommodate children with or without disabilities, is on target to open this May.
Situated 20 minutes outside of Farmington, Missouri in Fredericktown, the result of ‘Fitness for All Children – Project Happy Feet’ is expected to provide the only play area suited to children of all abilities for at least 100 miles around town. Catering to more than 350 children with a developmental disability, the park is equipped with specialized restrooms, and there are further plans to develop the area, including a flood plain to help with drainage of the park.
The play area is the result of a collaborative fundraising effort by local businesses, public donations and efforts by community fundraisers. The overall target of $77,000 was met courtesy of a generous donation of $30,000 by the L.I.F.E center of Farmington, which allowed work to begin. A grant that was awarded by Madison Mobilization was also instrumental in getting the project off the ground.
It is likely that the fundraisers and volunteers involved sought the expertise of a local print shop for a run of brochure printing, as many successful charities understand the importance of soliciting for donations in a professional manner and having high quality promotional materials to distribute within the community.
A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the park, which is situated on Azalea Park’s North Main Street, will take place on Saturday, May 5th at 10 AM, and coincides with the Azalea Festival.