Upcoming inclusive play area in Daphne
DAPHNE, Alabama (WKRG) – The crates are delivered and soon they will be unpacked as new construction begins on the East Coast.
“The Kiwanis Club came to us and told us we needed an all-inclusive playground for our kids. For all children with disabilities up to able-bodied children, so that they can just play together, ”said Daphne Mayor Robin LeJeune.
It is the first of its kind in Daphne. The future playground will provide a place for families in Baldwin County to come together. Currently, the city’s current playgrounds do not offer something for everyone.
“All Inclusive is a platform wide enough for two wheelchairs to cross, able-bodied children to play with disabled children where everyone is included,” added LeJeune.
The Daphne-Spanish Fort Kiwanis Club and the Exceptional Foundation raised $ 53,000 for the project. The Town of Daphne has funded the additional $ 300,000 needed to make this a reality.
“The equipment is there. We’re looking at a 60-day turnaround time for this thing to open, so we’re excited for everyone to come together and celebrate, ”said Mayor LeJeune.
The new playground will be located next to the Daphne Sports Complex. A splash pad will be added to the site in the coming months.