In late October, Westman Dreams for Kids unveiled plans for a brand new accessible park to be constructed this spring at Brandon’s Riverbank Discovery Centre.
The park, to be constructed on the opposite side of the walking path from the Riverbank’s current playground, will feature a rubber surface for wheelchair accessibility as well as accessible variations of popular playground items such as a teeter totter and a spinner.
Part and parcel to that announcement was the beginning of a fundraising initiative to cover the $134,000 cost of construction.
Today it was shared that a major surprise $67,000 donation was received by Westman Dreams for Kids thanks to Brandon’s J and G Group of Companies and the Jacobson Family that will cover half of that entire cost of development.
The donation according to Dreams for Kids’ Angie Ball is the largest ever received by the charity.
Further fundraising and grant applications are in the works with plans for construction to begin in the spring. The anticipated opening of the Westman Dreams for Kids Accessibility Park is to co-incide with the May 31, 2020 Children’s Country Fair at the Riverbank Discovery Centre.
Westman Dreams for Kids is a locally operated charity that grants Dreams and provides support to children living with serious health concerns and disabilities.