Commonly Asked Questions
Accessible Play Inc. has a verbal agreement with Mayor Lowery and the City of Florissant to build the playground in Manion Park which is located off of Graham Road behind Hutchens Mortuary about a mile North of I-270. Click here for a Google map.
This playground will include specialized items that provide accessibility not available in traditional playgrounds.
A few examples include:
The estimated cost is approximately $1.5 million
The specialized materials are very expensive. The size of the playground (approximately 10,000 square feet) is itself a major cost of the endeavor. Our vision is to make it big enough to accommodate large numbers of children at one time.
The playground will be paid for through fundraising and donations. Accessible Play, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax deductible. In addition to monetary donations, we are accepting donated services. Donations will come from individuals, local businesses, non-profit groups, major corporations, utilities and other advocacy agencies.
At this time, the Board of Directors would like to raise the entire $1.5 million without accepting any public tax money. An endowment will be set up to maintain the playground after it is turned over to the City of Florissant.
When children have a place to play together they learn and grow by interacting with others who are in some ways different from them, so that social barriers can be broken and all will learn to respect and understand each other.
No. The blue depicts the area that will be rubber surface.
The pavilion will serve a couple of functions. It will provide an additional shade area where parents, grandparents and caregivers can watch their children play. We also envision it as a place where childrenís parties, such birthdays can be celebrated at low cost for families.
Until we are closer to our fundraising goal, itís unknown exactly when the playground will open.
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