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Making an All-Ability Playgrounds a Reality

Help make these play areas more accessible to all kids

Plano unveiled an impressive all-abilities playground last year, but the Dallas-Fort Worth area still has work to do before every family lives close to to a playground that’s accessible to children of all abilities. So local communities are stepping up and doing their part, fundraising and securing grants to cover the extensive costs—building any playground is a pricy endeavor, especially one featuring everything from ramps and therapeutic swings to wheelchair-accessible gliders. Join the effort by spreading the word about these three works in progress, which have already been designed and are just dollars away from being realized.

Bonnie Wenk Park, McKinney Join the Rotary Clubs of McKinney in developing phase II of Bonnie Wenk Park with a specialized playground and equipment. Visit rotaryplayground.com.

Cottonwood Park, Richardson Richardson East Rotary Club is raising funds to replace the playground at Cottonwood Park. Gifts in all amounts are welcome. Visit richardsoneastrotary.org.

Dream Park, Fort Worth Located in Trinity Park, Dream Park will be Fort Worth’s first truly accessible playground. Visit dreamparkfw.org.