HEATH, TX (May 24, 2021) For many years, Heath resident and former Park Board Chairman Ginny Jackson and supporters, including Heath resident Gini Seely, have shared a passion to create an inclusive haven where children can play and caregivers can rest and restore. Their vision took a big leap towards reality on August 27, 2019, when the Heath City Council dedicated a .54 acre parcel of land at the waterfront Terry Park for a privately-funded all abilities playground.
The concept design is situated on a small footprint on the north end of Terry Park and features play structures and elements 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.
Attractive shading and gating that enhances the lakefront setting will surround the playground to ensure each child’s safety and every caregiver’s peace-of-mind.
Official events and activities to raise funds for the playground were put on pause during the past year due to COVID-19, but you can make a contribution online at the non-profit’s website, www.marshashappyhaven.com/donate. The estimated construction budget is $1.2 million.
Courtesy of City of Heath, June 2021 newsletter.
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