Boundless fun in store at new playground
The designs for the new Boundless Playground at WindReach have been unveiled.
The drive by children's charity Meet-A-Mum Association to renovate and redesign the old playground will see a large adventure treehouse, swings, slides and a trampoline built for youngsters of all abilities.
The group began its campaign to raise $400,000 to build the new playground at WindReach in March this year.
It has already raised $130,000 that will allow them to break ground on the first phase of the project in the spring next year.
Mama president Rebecca Lucking said: “Boundless Playground successfully demonstrates that celebrating all abilities at a special place like WindReach is possible.
“We are thrilled that the unique and purposeful design generates an environment that fosters inclusiveness and engagement between all individuals.”
The playground was designed by British adventure play specialists Capco to capture the island's distinct architecture and landmarks like Fort Hamilton, Somerset Bridge and the Bird Cage.
The first phase of the project will involve the construction of a two-storey, wheelchair-accessible, tree fort modelled on Fort Hamilton.
The fort will also include a rock wall, a ground web net, a fireman's pole, ladders and chin-up bars.
There are also plans to extend the playground to include a party room and stage, sand and water play area, a sensory path, balance walk, swings, a roundabout and a picnic area.
Although the playground has been designed primarily for the benefit of children with disabilities and special needs, Mama said it hoped it would provide enjoyment for people of all ages and abilities.
The group added that it planned further events to raise more money for the project and aimed to attract more corporate sponsorship to add to the $50,000 it received from Brit Insurance.
Mrs Lucking said: “We are grateful to Brit for their incredible support and to others who have generously donated towards this playground to date.
“We are also thankful to the Mama volunteers who have worked so hard this year at various fundraising events and to those who have attended and made them a success.
“We expect another busy year of fundraising activities in 2018.
“We have in particular been very touched by the generosity of young children who are excited about the project and have wanted to donated money to Boundless Playground instead of receiving birthday gifts.
“We are looking forward to seeing their faces when they visit the playground and see the positive effects of their charitable giving.”
For more information or to make a donation, contact Robyn Bardgett on 536-4945 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org