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Playground for those with disabilities in the works for Santa Maria

Posted at 7:08 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 11:19:05-04

The Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Department unveiled plans to build an inclusive playground for children and young adults with disabilities.

Inclusive playground in Santa Maria (KSBY photo)
Inclusive playground in Santa Maria (KSBY photo)

The department partnered with Santa Maria Kiwanis For Kids Foundation to begin the development of Preisker Park. The organizations have raised $100,000 to build the playground, but they are hoping to raise the necessary total of $200,000 through local fundraising.

There are more than 100,000 residents in Santa Maria, but there currently isn’t a play area for children or young adults with disabilities. This partnership plans to change that.

“We’re hoping that what we’ll end up doing is providing a venue where we can get the individuals with the disability and without a disability to come together and play and learn from each other,” said Alex Posada, City of Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Director.

You can donate by dropping a check made out to Santa Maria Kiwanis off at the Parks and Rec building in Santa Maria. There is also a GoFundMe page raising money for the project.