Grand opening coming up for Lake Monticello inclusive playground
FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- An all-inclusive playground will be opening up later this month at Lake Monticello.
The Lake Monticello Community Foundation says the grand opening for the playground at Lafayette Park will take place on Sept. 30.
According to a release, the playground is designed to be used by children of all physical and mental abilities.
“We’re just so proud that we could make this happen,” said Foundation President Nancy Parsons. “This was a huge project to be taken on by a brand-new foundation, but the community has been just so generous! It’s true: This community is better, together.”
The new facilities are an extension of an existing playground, with a special surface that can support wheelchairs and walking aids, fencing, and benches to make it easier for caregivers with limitations to monitor children.
The Lake Monticello Community Foundation worked to raise about $100,000 through charity events such as yard sales, raffles and more to build the playground.
“[The Lake Monticello Owners Association] and its leaders, including Facilities Director Mark Lugar, have been just terrific throughout this process,” Parsons said. “This would not have been possible without that great cooperation.”
Along with events that will be taking place at the celebration, attendees are encouraged to wear white t-shirts for color activities.