Got a note today from Michelle Farrell, who has been the driving force behind the Swing High Project – her effort to build a true universally accessible playground in Colorado Springs.
Michelle’s daughter, Abby, has spina bifida and uses crutches, braces and a wheelchair to get around.
But it’s tough to play when you can’t reach the swings, slides, play structures because of gravel or stairs or other obstacles.
I’ve written about them a couple times.
But now, thanks to Michelle’s fundraising efforts, an accessible play structure is under construction in Memorial Park.
Here’s the latest in an e-mail from Michelle . . .
We were able to get on the playground site today and look around. It’s coming along very well!
We are on track for a May 22nd grand opening date, weather permitting.
Most of the play equipment is being installed right now, and the bathrooms are in place. The next significant step is to pour in the rubberized surfacing, which is weather-dependent.
Michelle’s e-mail included this great photo of Abby at the playground. Now, this is an awesome way to end the week!
- Abby Farrell
See you at the grand opening in May!