All-Inclusive Discovery Playground Officially Open
Lisle, IL – Lisle Park District, in partnership with Unlimited Play Playgrounds, is excited to announce the opening of the community’s first, universally accessible playground, aptly named “Discovery Playground,” located in Community Park (1825 Short St., Lisle).
With the help of the nonprofit, Unlimited Play, a generous $100,000 donation from Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation, and overwhelming support from local businesses and residents alike, the project broke ground late summer, 2019. While there were some speedbumps along the way, the community came together to make the vision of an inclusive playground possible. Thanks to the tireless efforts and impressive skill of Lisle Park District Parks and Playground Specialists, the playground was constructed and officially opened to the public at a ribbon cutting on Saturday, August 29.
As mentioned during the small ceremony by Lisle Park District Director, Dan Garvy, none of this would have been possible without the support of local organizations, in addition to Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation, like SEASPAR, The Main Street Organization of Realtors, as well as great support from the Lisle community and beyond. The park district is proud to provide an inclusive, safe play space for all ages and abilities, and could not be prouder of the work done by parks staff to make the mission a reality.
Director Garvy summed up the opportunity to bring this project to the community, particularly during this difficult time period, saying “Let Discovery Playground, Opportunities without Boundaries, serve as a testament to what a community can do together, and be a beacon of inspiration and hope moving forward.” Children and adults, with and without disabilities and/or critical illnesses, will have the opportunity to play, learn, and grow, in a space specifically designed to remove physical and social barriers.
Unlimited Play is a nonprofit organization that works with communities to build universally inclusive playgrounds to promote health and wellness and change communities by providing freedom of play for all children. The organization helps plan, design, and build fully accessible playgrounds, allowing children – regardless of their abilities – to play together.
Donations are still being accepted, so please share, donate, and/or spread the word - every penny counts!
MAKE AN IMPACT – DONATE NOW!
Help us make the playground a reality & make an impact in our community through a donation today!
If you want to join the movement and contribute to Discovery Playground – Opportunities Without Boundaries, please select one of the 3 options below to make a donation — online through PayPal & Facebook or by check. Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which means that any contributions made to the organization are tax-deductible. All donations over $500 are recognized on the Donor Wall -or- by sponsoring a piece of equipment!
Whether you are a resident, local business or just supporter of our mission at the Lisle Park District, you can host a fundraiser to raise funds and help us make the new all-inclusive Discovery Playground a reality!
Need some flyers, posters or donation forms? You can download & print marketing materials to help spread the word about Discovery Playground right here.
Summer is here, and who doesn't love a good lemonade stand on the corner? Feel free to think outside the box and add your own twist!
Who doesn't love a good sweet treat? Host a neighborhood bake sale and donate the proceeds.
Have you been spring cleaning or purging your house after watching Marie Kondo? Then, host a garage sale to get rid of some of your unwanted belongings and donate a percentage of the proceeds.
Wall of Explorers
Encourage customers to donate by honoring their own original artwork! When a donation has been collected, reward your customers' philanthropy by displaying their masterpieces in your place of business. Print off this magnifying glass coloring activity to start your very own Wall of Explorers today!
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Percentage of Sales
Donate a percentage of revenue from sales during a specified time-frame.
Leave a Legacy!
Put your name on our playground! Donor Wall Sponsorships start at $500. Donors will be proudly and permanently recognized in a prominent location on site. Donor wall inscriptions are limited to 20 characters (spaces are considered a character).
Please note that item quantities are limited and may no longer be available – check for 'DONATED' notation below. Lisle Park District will confirm sponsorship upon receipt of both the Donation Form and the gift amount. Equipment may not be identical to photos in this catalog (color variance, etc.).
All donations are tax-deductible. Lisle Park District reserves the right to reject sponsorships.