Woodridge Park Inclusive Playground

$5,468 of $150k goal

Raised by 35 people in 10 months
Molly Root Pietruszewski  COTTAGE GROVE, MN
The community of Cottage Grove, led by the Inclusive Playground Task Force, is attempting to build what is believed to the be the largest and most inclusive playground in the state of Minnesota at Woodridge Park in Cottage Grove.  When complete, it will be a gathering place where generations of memories are made through the simple act of PLAY.

The playground will include ramps to the tallest part of the play structure for those with mobility devices, safety swings for the youngest or weakest of individuals and a zipline that will challenge the most athletic of kids and adults.  No matter your physical, mental or social status, the inclusive playground will bring the community and visitors together to feel the joy of PLAY at Woodridge Park.   

The total cost for the project including six zones of playground equipment, three sensory gardens, ten swings, three accessible cruisers, sand and water play area, music play area, and 23, 000 sq ft of accessible surface will cost about $800,000.   The City of Cottage Grove contributed the first $350,000 towards the project.  The task force is asking for donations and submitting grants for the balance.

Please contact us if you have fundraising ideas, would like more information, or for the task force to make a presentation to your organization/business.
 
For more information and educational videos on the playground, please visit http://www.cottage-grove.org/cottage-grove-parks/local-parks/inclusive-playground.
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Update 1
Posted by Molly Pietruszewski
10 months ago
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The task force along with South Washington County Telecommunications Commission produced a video to explain a little more about "why" we need a playground like this in Cottage Grove. Enjoy...
Inclusive Play Video
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SaSha Kayleen Bowen
7 months ago

Bless you for doing this. I read about a mom who worked for over 10 years in Woodbury to have an accessible park after her own child was often to weak to join at the park but only watch siblings enjoy. I think this is amazing. Thank you.

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$5,468 of $150k goal

Raised by 35 people in 10 months
Created April 4, 2016
Molly Root Pietruszewski  
SF
$1,000
Schwichtenberg Family
1 month ago
$25
Eric Short
2 months ago
JO
$100
justin olsen
2 months ago

I am making this donation in honor of my City Council colleagues. $25 each in the names of Steve Dennis, Dave Thiede, Jen Peterson, and Myron Bailey. Merry Chrsitmas!

MU
$50
Michael Utell
3 months ago
CL
$200
Cheryl Lindgren
3 months ago
JL
$100
Jana Lelm
4 months ago
AM
$100
Amber McLeod
5 months ago
MW
$50
Matt & Alyssa Wolf
5 months ago
AR
$10
Alex Ritchie
5 months ago
KL
$100
Kris & Dave Lindsey
5 months ago
SaSha Kayleen Bowen
7 months ago

Bless you for doing this. I read about a mom who worked for over 10 years in Woodbury to have an accessible park after her own child was often to weak to join at the park but only watch siblings enjoy. I think this is amazing. Thank you.

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