UPDATE FEB. 10, 2011 -- A new date, Wednesday, Feb. 23, has been set for the fundraising kickoff for the City of O'Fallon's first all-inclusive playground. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the lobby at the Renaud Spirit Center.
JAN. 28, 2011 -- On Tuesday, officials with O'Fallon's Parks and Recreation Department will unveil an accessible and inclusive playground design for Westhoff Park. The design will be unveiled at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Renaud Spirit Center at 2650 Tri Sports Circle in O'Fallon, Mo.
The new, all-inclusive playground will allow children of all abilities to interact and play together. To fund the project, which is to be built in Westhoff Park, the City of O'Fallon is partnering with a local not-for-profit organization, Unlimited Play, to raise approximately $500,000 toward the construction.
Tuesday night's kickoff includes remarks from O'Fallon's Mayor, Bill Hennessy, and Unlimited Play, and recognition of a grant from the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board to help build the playground. Several fundraising opportunities will be presented, including a sponsorship catalog by Unlimited Play, and details of a trivia night fundraiser on April 29 at the O'Fallon Elks Lodge.
Paul A. Westhoff Park is located at 810 Sheppard Drive in O'Fallon.