Posted by Joseph Kitchen on Sep 25, 2020
One playground down and one to go!
MRDD superintendent Teresa Schnipke along with Esther Baldridge, President of the Marimor Legacy Foundation gave Rotarians an update on the very exciting “All Abilities Playground” project.
 
Like most other nonprofits, their fundraising stalled out during COVID-19, however they are still moving forward to complete the second of two planned playgrounds designed specifically for children with special needs. 
 
The total of the two projects is 1.26 million with 75% raised so far. One playground located at Camp Robin Rogers is completely finished with outstanding results. Kids in wheelchairs can be seen playing on the merry-go-round with their friends, which has been quite an extraordinary experience for all.
 
The plan is to build a second park located at Marimor School and connected to the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District at Ottawa Metro Park. 
 
There are various ways to give and you can go to allabilityplayground.org for more information.