PRESIDENT KAREEN EVERMAN
The Kids Are
Special Here Playground will put safety and convenience first, but not at the
expense of the fun. It will be built over a poured rubber surface,
which is smoother on wheels, gentle in falls, and lasts longer than wood
chips. The playground will have equipment fun for all ages and
KASH Playground seeks to provide a fully integrated, universally accessible playground environment for people of all ages and abilities. Children with and without disabilities can play together on a colorful play structure. All children can explore, imagine, create, learn and just have fun playing with friends. Children with disabilities will no longer watch from the sidelines as other kids have fun.
The playground will be a centerpiece for our community and by no means will KASH Playground be a place that only children with special needs will benefit. Children with disabled parents or grandparents will now have a place to go together. It is our goal to make KASH Playground a common place for children and adults of all abilities and backgrounds to come together, meet, play and embrace the value of diversity within our community.
KASH Playground committee's initial research uncovered that Wisconsin does not provide much in terms of equal access to playgrounds for both children and adults with special need, once developed the group intends to use KASH Playground as a model and source of information for other communities interested in developing an integrated playground. This information will be available through a booklet and on the KASH playground web site.
The KASH Playground budget reflects a 15% increase for future maintenance of the playground. The money will be setup in an endowment fund and the KASH Playground Board of directors will determine the use of the funds.
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