FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- A living community moving toward inclusivity broke ground this morning for the first wheelchair-accessible playground in Central Virginia. 

Lake Monticello Community Foundation first heard from a family that said the current playground makes it difficult for a handicapped mother to play with her children and keep up with them. 

This opened the communities eyes that this was a concern in case of an emergency, but it also excluded a number of special needs children in the community. 

Since 2020 the community foundation has been working to raise over 100 thousand dollars for an all-inclusive playground.

“We think it’s going to make a huge difference for many children in the community. One of the points I would like to make is that able-bodied kids benefit from playing with, meeting, and getting to know other children with disabilities,” Nancy Parsons, President of The Lake Monticello Community Foundation.

On Friday the community foundation announced construction will begin immediately to start renovations toward a fenced-in, leveled grounded playground with new play sets accessible with a wheelchair. 

The foundation hasn’t reached 100 thousand dollars so they are still accepting donations.