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Posted on: November 14, 2016

[ARCHIVED] The Awesome Spot Playground Design Unveiling

The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods and O’Dell Engineering along with Shane’s Inspiration, who shares the vision of a bias-free world for children with disabilities, want to share the design concept that has been developed through input from the community meetings this summer. The Awesome Spot Playground will be the first fully-inclusive playground in the Modesto park system at Beyer Community Park. The new inclusive playground is inspired by community member Rachel Loredo. Rachel has a child with a disability and could not find an inclusive playground reasonably close to Modesto. She had visited many other inclusive playgrounds in other communities so she thought why not bring an inclusive playground to Modesto. “The Awesome Spot Playground”, as Rachel and her son Tommy have named it, will offer fully accessible and sensory-rich play equipment that will enrich and integrate the lives of children with and without disabilities and their families.

Please join us Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. for the design unveiling and fund-raising kick off for the new playground. The meeting will be held at The Century, located at 927 10th Street, in Downtown Modesto. For more information about the meeting or if you are interested in helping Rachel as she leads the fund-raising effort for this “Awesome” new playground, please email her.

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