Rosemeade Recreation Center and Rotary Park- Carrollton, TX

Carrollton adaptive playground

Carrollton City Council members, parks and recreation staff and members of the community gathered at the Rosemeade Recreation Center to celebrate the opening of the city’s new adaptive playground.  – Courtesy of Victoria Atterberr

The Rotary Club of Carrollton-Farmers Branch embarked on a Signature Project back in 2012/2013 when, then President Ben Cunningham, challenged us to come up with a significant multi year project.  After almost a year and realizing our club is all about the support of kids in our community, we decided to raise money and purchase All Accessible Playground Equipment for the two cities we serve.
Farmers Branch was ready, so we embarked on creating Rotary Park in Farmers Brach. That park was dedicated back in May of 2016 after raising over $150,000 from our members, companies and the community.
We began the same process in late 2018 to raise in excess of $150,000 to purchase All Accessible Playground Equipment for Rosemeade Rotary Park in Carrollton. This was in partnership with the City of Carrollton who also spent considerable funds for the new surface and infrastructure.  This park just opened to the public last Friday, August 9th.  It is ramped accessable so that wheelchair bound kids of all ages can play along side their parents and siblings.  One of the newest features is a We-Go-Round.  This is the old fashion marry go around but is wheelchair accessible.
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Morgan’s Wonderland – San Antonio, TX

We were so thrilled to be a part of this project. This ultra-accessible amusement park allows kids of all ages and abilities to come together in play.

This ultra-accessible amusement park in San Antonio, Texas was inspired by Morgan Hartman. Morgan’s parents, Gordon and Maggie saw their daughter’s ability to smile through physical and cognitive challenges. And that’s what gave them idea to build this one-of-a-kind theme park called Morgan’s Wonderland.

While originally it was just a small project, the park quickly grew into a magical place where children of all differing abilities can come together and have fun in an entirely welcoming and inclusive environment.

Pucks for Autism a Huge Success! 2019 Tournament Raised $75,000

Pucks for Autism is an annual adult hockey tournament that raises awareness and funding for children and young adults impacted by autism. Funding goes toward resources, programming, and educational tools that provide a more Autism friendly environment to help children and young adults in their development and to succeed in the classroom.

Whirlix Design and Landscape Structures® proudly sponsored the 2019 Hockey Tournament and believe in inclusive play for children of all ages an abilities and support the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL) Foundation in its efforts to provide physically, mentally, and emotionally challenged children with educational opportunities appropriate to each child’s needs.

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