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It’s been a great summer celebrating the opening of Winona Lake Limitless Park’s phase one, the K21 Splashpad, and getting to see everyone in the community join together in play. Hours at the splashpad will continue to be 11-6pm through Labor Day weekend. With possible extended hours some evenings TBA on our Facebook page.
Keep your eyes peeled for a greening up of the surrounding area around the splashpad as seeding /sod will be placed soon and visitors can look forward grassy places to have a picnic while playing in the splashpad. Also, the expanded parking lot is anticipated to be poured by the end of August pending the weather so visitors can look forward to more accessible parking.
Have you noticed the blue piping coming out of the ground right beside the splashpad? That is the foundation for the year-round restroom and trailhead designed as part of Winona Lake Limitless Park’s master plan. We are still waiting for complete funding for this facility and will commence building as soon as we can!
Also, if you haven’t “LIKED!” Winona Lake Limitless Park on Facebook or aren’t a Facebook member, you may not know that our main focus right now is raising funding for the universally accessible Playground phase of Winona Lake Limitless Park (and the restroom/trailhead mentioned above).
What is a universally accessible playground? It is essentially a playground which is built in a such a way that everyone can be included in the play, not just sit on the sidelines. In practical terms this means - it will have a surface that is solid (like poured in place rubber or turf) and ramps which helps include anyone with mobility or balance concerns but also includes features that encourage sensory play such as musical boards and balance beams. In terms of FUN a universally playground still means a new playground that is FUN! (For EVERYbody = children of all ages;)
Who in our community would benefit from a universally accessible playground? Well, like we said above, EVERYBODY! But, because the saying goes picture is worth a thousand words we hope that our video campaign “I am LIMITLESS” on Winona Lake Limitless Park’s Facebook page is worth SEVERAL thousand “words”. Thanks to the work of Mason Geiger and our friends at Joe’s Kids you can meet a few wonderful families from right here in our community who will are anxiously awaiting a playground just like the one planned for Winona Lake Limitless Park. Please, take a moment and check one out and be INSPIRED!
Please donate now, each dollar makes a difference!
Visit https://pay.paygov.us/EndUser/PaymentAgency.aspx?ttid=12349 to pay online
Winona Lake Limitless Park is funded through grants, public and private donations. (fact: The Town of Winona Lake acts as the tax exempt sponsor NOT the funder) All donations are tax exempt! Right now we have been given a $25,000 matching grant which means if you or a business you are associated with donates $1 that = $2 toward Winona Lake Limitless Park Playground!
Thank you so much for all the generous donations that have made the beginning of Winona Lake Limitless Park possible. We dream of being able to begin construction of Winona Lake Limitless Park Playground in 2016 but $800,000 is still needed to reach this goal.
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