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O’Fallon All-Abilities Playground sponsorship opportunities now available

Sponsorship, donation and volunteer opportunities are now available for the future All-Abilities Playground in O’Fallon Community Park. Available opportunities can be found at www.ofallongives.com.

“We will soon be constructing a new playground in Community Park where all children and their families can play together regardless of their abilities,” said Mayor Herb Roach. “The City is paying for most of the costs through the Build O’Fallon Trust Fund. However, there are plenty of opportunities to contribute to the project. Any donations of time or money will go to improve and add additional features to the playground. Donors will have an opportunity to have their names permanently be part of the project and volunteers will have an opportunity to help us build it in spring 2023.”

The new playground will replace the aging playground in Community Park. It will be constructed to being accessible, and exceed ADA regulations, allowing people of all abilities and development stages to play together. An inclusive playground removes barriers between kids, despite any differences, and gives them the chance to play and grow together as they should.

Those interested in getting involved in this exciting project are encouraged to go to www.ofallongives.com. There are three options to give towards the project. Anyone can make a financial contribution, sign up to volunteer to help construct the playground, and for those sponsors wishing to make a larger contribution, entire playground features can be sponsored.

Construction of the new playground is expected to begin in the spring of 2023.

For questions about the playground or sponsorship opportunities, contact Pearl Gipson, O’Fallon Parks & Recreation, at pgipson@ofallon.org or (618) 624-0139.

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