Jonny and Melissa Fisher were inspired by their daughter, Brooklyn, who has spina biffida, to create a playground where children of all abilities could play together. Together the Fishers spearheaded a volunteer based committee to raise $525,000, recruit thousands of volunteers and complete an amazing 20,000 square feet play space that accommodates all children, regardless of their abilities.
Brooklyn’s Playground was built in just five days in September 2011. It is located on the border of Pocatello and Chubbuck, Idaho. Leathers and Associates was the communities choice of playground designers and community build experts to help them accomplish the tasks. Brooklyn’s Playground has an excellent website that demonstrates how a website can tell a story, recruit volunteers and motivate a community.