Thanks to a grant from The Walt Disney Company and the National Recreation and Park Association we are excited to have been selected as a grant recipient through the Meet Me at the Park program. City of Garden City is improving access to outdoor play through our inclusive playground at A. Harold Long Park.
City Staff and the Park and Tree Board were approached about the need for inclusive playgrounds and/or playground equipment in the City Parks that are designed to provide an accessible safe play space for people of all abilities. These playgrounds are designed to remove barriers of exclusion so all children can experience play together. Together with Live Well Finney County, the grant application was completed and submitted. Construction has begun at A. Harold Long Park located west of Gardendale Avenue between Spruce Street and Walnut Street with a completion date later this fall.
Meet Me at the Park is providing increased access to play spaces in local parks for children and families across the U.S. As part of this program, park and recreation agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories were invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to play spaces for children and families. Agencies with the most innovative and impactful project ideas received grants to build their projects.
This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play.
On Friday, October 25 ten volunteers from Real Men Real Leaders helped move dirt around the play perimeter to level up the landscape and prep it for seeding.