Volunteers are needed to help construct an inclusive, sports-themed playground at Heartland Park in Wentzville. Wentzville Parks & Recreation will host a Community Build Day for the new Jake's Field of Dreams playground Saturday, May 12, from 1-4 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. Those who would like to help install the playground are asked to register online. For more information, call 636-332-9236.
The project is the latest St. Louis-area playground from Unlimited Play, 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. Opening day for the new park is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 23.
Heartland Park is located at 100 William Dierberg Dr., Wentzville, MO.