Independence Park Needs Us! May 8, 2012Posted by philangelus in Uncategorized.
Jason Block (whom you know from the comments as well as the fact that he was on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire) alerted me to this:
So here’s the scoop: there is ONE (count it) park in Indiana that is fully handicapped-accessible. So accessible that even kids in wheel-chairs can use the specially-modified swings, and they have a special musical-instrument area for children on the autism spectrum.
This park wants to expand, so they’re hosting a Battle Of The Bands this Saturday. Jason Block is going to be their emcee.
So first off: wish Jason luck.
According to the article,
At this time, the park needs $250,000 for the additional improvements including a corporate shelter, new steel ramps for existing equipment, new ADA bucket swings, a large scale glider that will hold 4 wheelchairs and up to 12 children, an X-Wave II motion bench, several balancing activities as well as 2 accessible spring riders that children can sit IN rather than ON making them accessible for children with no upper body support and control.
If you’re looking for a cause or you woke up this morning asking God for a sign of which charity to give to, Independence Park sounds like a good and very necessary one.