Better Together Playground is a nonprofit organization created by local community members, with the support of the Willard Parks and Rec Department, to provide a state of the art, inclusive playground at Jackson Street Park. We understand the importance of sensory rich and physically rewarding experiences to a child's development and believe that every child in our community deserves to have the benefits of outdoor play. Our mission is to provide children with a safe place to learn and play, set a standard for inclusive practices, and strengthen our community by providing a large, innovative play area for community members to gather and friendships to form.
‘A community that excludes even one of its members is not a community at all’ - Dan Wilkins
The benefits of an inclusive playground are not limited to children with disabilities.
Additional benefits include:
See Evidenced Based Research to learn more about the benefits of outdoor play; 6 principles our design incorporated to maximize motor development for all children; design accommodations for physical and sensory challenges.
Give the gift of play.
For a donation of $250 you can leave a lasting legacy in honor of someone (or yourself!) to be recognized on our donation recognition sign at the entrance to the playground.
$250 will sponsor a square foot of the smooth surfacing that will be used throughout the playground. Smooth surfacing is the most accessible playground surfacing available. Its smooth, even terrain removes barriers for those who use w/c or mobility devices and it provides safety for anyone with a high risk of falling.
Better Together Playground will provide 10,000 square feet of play area to accommodate our growing community.
Additional features will include:
See additional Playground Design
This goal can not be achieved without your help
Your tax deductible donation will make a difference for countless lives in Willard and surrounding communities for years to come.
Donor Recognition Sign at the entrance of the Playground for contributions starting at $250.
Check out our Sponsorship Levels for more details.
Contact us for more information
Donate your time and talent
See upcoming Fundraising Events
for opportunities to assist
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