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Inclusive Playground
Imagine a place where kids (and their families) with diverse abilities can come together and participate in meaningful play! The City of Richardson and Richardson East Rotary Club (RERC) have teamed up to "make it happen" by raising funds to build an inclusive playground in Richardson. This exciting and bold venture will not only create a great place for play, but also will create understanding of how kids of varying abilities can interact and play together!

The playground will be located on the site of the existing playground at Cottonwood Park. The current playground is scheduled for replacement through the City's 2015 General Obligation Bond program. This enhanced project will include elements such as ramps, inclusive play amenities and full solid surfacing for easier access. The fund raising goal for the inclusive playground is $250,000 with opportunities existing for grants, corporate and philanthropic contributions and community support.

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Building the Inclusive Playground is a community effort and will require gifts at many levels to Make It Happen. Click here to find your level and donate.

Status Updates

As of mid-November, more than $38,000 had been raised for the Inclusive Playground. Announced at the Richardson East Rotary Club's (RERC) first annual Picnic that was held this past June, a total of $25,958 had been raised in support of the playground. Since then a combination of efforts including participation in North Texas Giving Day and a special event at Richardson's Wildflower Patio & Grill has raised an additional $13,000. A number of other fundraisers are in the planning, including RERC's biggest and most popular event, Rotary Cares: Games and Gala, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at St. Paul the Apostle Church's Flori Parish Center in Richardson. Online donations may also be made in support of the Inclusive Playground by visiting

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Last updated: 11/27/2017 2:49:05 PM