Phase one is now complete at the All Kids Playground in Parma, which is open to the public. The all abilities playground provides ramps, a “cruiser,” which is a wheelchair accessible motion glider, and adapted swings.
The vision began about five years ago with Tammy Tomasello, a former resident of Parma, who after speaking to parents at a prom for teens with special needs, decided to pursue this project. She, along with her committee of volunteers, then collaborated with the city of Parma to build the playground at James Day Park.
The next phases include installing a soft rubber surface and sensory-type play area. However, more funding is needed to complete the project. The committee has been reaching out to the community and local businesses through fundraisers, along with applying for grants.
For more information or to donate, visit allkidsplayground.org