Ground Breaking!

Today we took a very big step in the building of Sophie and Madigan Lillard Memorial Playground! We were invited to help at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Butterfly Ln Realignment project, this road will serve all of West Side Regional Park which is home to the playground. We left today filled with gratitude that …

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Fri-YAY Featured Inclusive Playground!

There are five elements of inclusive play: Social/Emotional, Physical, Cognitive, Sensory, and Communication. Woodsboro Park does incorporate cognitive play features, like the alphabet board, drums at a lower level, and animal learning board. Kids love spinning! It is a great sensory relief! This park has a good mix of some vintage equipment and newer builds! One of the favorites is that dangerous old merry go round where some kid always gets thrown off! Spinning and hanging upside down are great for overstimulated kids (and grownups), and is a great calm down tool!

Fri-YAY Featured Inclusive Playground! Pinecliff Park

Pinecliff was one of our favorite parks when my kids were younger. The playground area is accessible covering, so my kids didn’t eat the mulch or rubber tire pieces like at most playgrounds…Is that just my kids? It was large for their ages, so there was a lot of freedom to run up the ramps and down the ramps and up the ramps…yeah, you get the picture.

Let the Kids Play! aLL the Kids!

What is “accessible” and “inclusive”? Why are these features important in a playground? Accessible means to be reached or entered. An accessible playground is one that has gone beyond ADA to make sure people using wheelchairs can use the playground. Inclusive is ensuring that people feel that they belong, are engaged, and connected. An inclusive playground is designed specifically so people of all abilities can play together. All inclusive playgrounds are accessible, but not all accessible playgrounds are inclusive!

the year of the playground

Almost 6 years ago when we lost our girls we had the vision of creating a space in our community where big sister Morgan and little sister Sadie could go and feel the warmth of their sisters through the laughter and love shared by countless families playing together. It seemed like it would be much …

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Merry Holidays and Happy New Year!

We hope you get a chance to take the time to slow down and remember your gifts this season could never come from a store… they come from your heart and the hearts of those who surround you. Hold those you love just a little longer. Read the extra book. Smile a little more. Play …

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Tomorrow is never promised

“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short…” ~ Sandy Dahl wife of flight 93 pilot, Jason Dahl The terrorist attacks of 9.11 left countless families grieving, for their loved ones, for homes, pets, and belongings, grieving for their sense of security, health and their sense of self. When …

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