In the City of Raleigh, NC people are not going to let their only accessible playground just disappear. It was built 20 years ago, but because of safety concerns, it needs to be torn down. Now the community has started fundraising to replace that playground.
Their website reads. “At Sassafras All Children’s Playground, our Mission is to create a playground for children of all abilities by harnessing the cooperative energy, spirit and resources of the Triangle community.
Back in the good ol’ days of 1991, some big-hearted people got together to build the Triangle’s first and only all children’s playground at Laurel Hills Park. What a great idea, right? The playground was designed so all kids could swing and slide and giggle and glide. It didn’t matter if you were in a wheelchair, had leg braces or gum in your hair, it was yours.
What was true then is still true today.
So now, some 20 years later, a new group of big-hearted people is coming together to reconstruct the playground and not only make it safe, but make it even more awesome than it was before. Experts are being consulted, similar playgrounds are being visited and ideas are being thrown around the table. It’s time to celebrate, as the new Sassafras All Children’s Playground starts to take root.”
You can learn much more about their efforts and why it is called Sassafras http://sassafrasplay.org/