Construction on Proctor’s Playground For EveryBODY Completed
Ten years in the making, Proctor's Playground for EveryBODY completed all major construction over the weekend, which they proudly announced on their Facebook page.
According to FOX 21 in Duluth, the idea for this terrific playground came from Jennifer McDonald. Jennifer's daughter has Spina Bifida and her walker often led to limited enjoyment at most playgrounds as they sadly aren't designed with kids like her mind. Jennifer decided it was time to take action and make a playground all kinds could enjoy.
With more than 3,000 children in the region having impairments and disabilities, the Playground for EveryBODY is exactly what was needed and now it's about ready to have kids take full advantage of all it has to offer.
They offered a progress report Sunday:
We (almost) completed the installation today. We have a few pieces on order out of the million that we already put in place.
We are waiting for benches, railings and brackets and a few odds and ends.
This week, finishing dirt work will take place and curbs will be installed around the perimeter of the entire playground.
THEN a poured in place rubber surface will be installed. Soon. After it has cured, the playground will be ready for use.
Caution tape has been placed around the entire playground equipment, including the train (New concrete footings we’re poured there as well). The playground remains closed. Please give us time to finish things before playing on it. I promise we will let you know when it’s ready for use!
This is such an inspirational story of a mother looking out for her child and a community coming together to make a fantastic idea a reality.
The Playground for EveryBODY is located on Pionk Drive in Proctor.
As stated in their update, they are currently putting the finishing touches on the playground and they'll let the public know when it's officially open.