Unlimited Play is rounding the bases on a new sports-themed playground in Wentzville. The local non-profit organization, which heads up construction of inclusive playgrounds throughout St. Louis, will host a groundbreaking celebration at its newest location at Heartland Park in Wentzville March 21 from 4-5 p.m.
Jake’s Field of Dreams will be universally inclusive, meaning it is designed to remove physical and social barriers so all children, both with and without disabilities or critical illnesses, can play together. The sports-themed project is inspired by Jake Vollmer, a young sports fan who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a disease that weakened his muscles.
Unlimited Play is a local non-profit that partners with municipalities, local businesses, schools and community groups to help plan, design and build fully accessible playgrounds. Unlimited Play is working with Friends of Wentzville Parks on the playground, which will include football zip lines, a Cardinals-themed stadium play structure and more.
Project Manager Jim Vollmer anticipates a grand opening date in May, depending on the weather. The playground has reached approximately 90 percent of its fundraising goal. To donate to the project, visit jakesfieldofdreams.com. Organizers will also be needed for a community build day later this spring; more details will be available on the website as the project moves forward.
Heartland Park is located at 100 William Dierberg Dr., Wentzville, MO.