This week Wicomico County officials opened a new inclusive playground in Salisbury.
Inclusive playgrounds provide a safe, accessible area for all children including those with disabilities to play. The new Donnie Williams Inclusive Playground is located at the County’s Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex in Salisbury, and will allow residents to stay locally instead of having to travel out of state for appropriate facilities. The County Recreation and Parks Department worked with families of children with disabilities and advocates to ensure the playground will meet the needs of the local community.
Funding for the project came from a variety of sources including state and local government funds, and private donations including $100k from The Donnie Williams Foundation.
From the press release:
“This new addition is something that Donnie would truly be happy with,” said Allen Brown, who was representing the Donnie Williams Foundation and is also chair of the Wicomico County Recreation & Parks Commission.
Acting Wicomico County Executive John Psota also spoke to the group, which included local elementary and middle school students, elected officials, and other community members.
“The Donnie Williams Foundation challenges children, and all of us, to dream big, and in working together, we can make those dreams possible,” Psota said. “Thank you again to everyone who had a part in this project, and I’m excited to see all these faces out here in this playground very soon.”
For more information view coverage in Bay to Bay News.