For Immediate Release
Contact: Sarah Boyd, Parks Planner
Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department
UNIVERSAL PLAYGROUND DESIGN PUBLIC WORKSHOP
The Culture, Parks, and Recreation Department will be hosting a Community Design Session soliciting ideas for the Universal Playground planned at Island Grove Regional Park. The Design workshop will be facilitated by Shane’s Inspiration at the Rodarte Community Center, located at 920 A Street in Greeley, on Wednesday, July 17 at 6pm. Shane’s Inspiration is an organization dedicated to creating “inclusive playgrounds and programs that unite children of all abilities.”
The focus of the workshop is for the general public to learn more and be involved in helping with the design process. This new universal playground will be a full replacement of the present Island Grove playground, which is over 20 years old. Shane’s Inspiration will be providing design, fundraising and construction support. About 2 years will be dedicated to fundraising and planning. Initial costs for the playground are set at about $1 million.
For more information about the City of Greeley Parks visit www.greeleygov.com/parks
or call 970-350-9390; for additional details regarding this project, contact Sarah Boyd at 970-336-4180. For more information about Shane’s Inspiration and universally accessible playgrounds visit www.shanesinspiration.org