A Playground Focused on Inclusion
HEATH, TX (Oct. 19, 2020) Despite pandemic challenges, many good works continue. That includes the tireless efforts by Heath residents, Ginny Jackson and Gini Seely, to bring an inclusive haven where children can play and caregivers can rest to Terry Park.
In August 2019, the Heath City Council dedicated a .54 acre parcel of land at the waterfront park for a beautiful all-abilities playground that will be privately funded. The playground has been designed by Robert Luna of Middleman Luna Architects, who designed Morgan’s Wonderland, the all-abilities amusement park in San Antonio.
Luna’s concept design is situated on a small footprint on the north end of Terry Park, but it packs in a ton of fun with play structures and features that are wheelchair accessible, sensory friendly and safe for all. The features also allow wounded war veterans to enjoy some of the attractions and take part in playing with their children.
Unique elements include musical instruments, a platform with more than 50 items such as periscopes, and activities that answer every kid’s love for climbing. Attractive shading and secure fencing that enhances the lakefront setting will surround the playground to ensure each child’s safety and every caregiver’s peace-of-mind.
Mr. Luna is now working on the construction documents so that the $1.2 million project can move forward once the private donations have been raised.
“Due to COVID-19, we suspended all public fundraising events out of concern for the safety of our community and respect for the significant challenges so many individuals and families are facing right now,” said Mrs. Jackson, noting that personal outreach to potential donors is ongoing.
Learn more about the park, the inspiration behind its name, and make a contribution at the non-profit’s website, marshashappyhaven.com.
You can also make donations in person at Heath City Hall, or contact Mrs. Jackson with questions or ideas at email@example.com.
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