The Uxbridge Lions have embarked on a new community project, with a proposal for a Universal Accessible playground in Elgin Park.
“We are looking for people to help us raise funds for a new fully accessible playground in Elgin Park to accommodate people with all abilities to upgrade an existing play structure.”
The above video is from a Lions inclusive Playground Project in Vancouver
Our motto is “We Serve,” and our slogan is “Where There’s a Need, There’s a Lion,” and over a year ago we identified a need,” said Bob Armitage, Secretary of the Uxbridge Lions Club during a presentation to Town of Uxbridge Council. The proposed play structure would be for children and adults of all abilities.
“Imagine a child not being able to get on a swing and not feeling that rush of pleasure we remember as a child and that we took for granted. We’re trying to bring inclusivity into the town. I think it’s an important topic these days and it will also be a destination. Elgin Park is already host to a number of events throughout the year, and this would, hopefully, bring a broader audience and increase accessibility to the park by the community.”
The new accessible playground will be the first of its kind in the Uxbridge area. We are planning exciting play opportunities with natural elements for climbing, rolling, sliding, crawling, building and adventure. Fun features for spinning that are inclusive and safe and an array of swings for everyone. We are adding music features that will invite children and adults alike to explore percussive instruments.
We have already raised more than $500,000, and we need your help to take us over the top (our budget was $550,000).
Please make a donation to help us Build your Community’s Dream Playground – A Playground for All!
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