Inclusion Feature at Melvin Miller Park
“We are still doing fundraisers and looking for local sponsors,” said Mary Kay Snyder, who works at the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
“A typical playground, like what we used to have and what a lot of people are used to seeing, does not allow access to people with disabilities,” said Snyder. “They might have wood chips, high slides, narrow pathways and multiple levels that they can’t get to. Inclusion playgrounds take care of that. It will work for everybody, kids with or without disabilities.”
Snyder emphasized the need for an inclusion playground in Champaign County, stating that all surrounding counties have inclusion playgrounds that allow easy access for all people.
“This will help bring the community to the park,” said Snyder. “It will help children learn how to play with others at equal levels.”
To make a donation for the EVERYbody Plays playground or to learn more about the project, visit the EVERYbody Plays Inclusion Playground Project Facebook page or contact Snyder at 937-653-1775 or email@example.com.