Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The Sunrise Boundless Playscape is a $1.5 million interactive playground for children of all abilities and disabilities. The grand opening was held Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Playscape was a community service project of the West Sedgwick County Sunrise Rotary Club.
Children, parents, elected officials and donors gathered for the official opening celebration. Festivities included a U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard, food, balloons, puppets and music.
The Playscape was designed by a local landscape architect, Steve Perry, and constructed by Dondlinger Construction. The project was generously funded by Children’s Miracle Network and the Via Christi Foundation.
The playground is designed to facilitate play for children with disabilities, enabling them to play side-by-side with their siblings and friends. Rubberized surfacing, ramps and other accessible play equipment make this innovative playground a destination for many families in the south central Kansas region.
The sign at the entrance to the Playscape includes a donor listing of the many area residents, businesses, foundations and organizations who stepped forward to help the Sunrise Rotary Club fulfill their dream of giving the community a special place where all children can play together without regard to physical, developmental or cognitive limitations.