THE GARY PLAYGROUND INITIATIVE
We need your help to raise $275,000 to build the first of six playgrounds for kids in Gary, Indiana!
NOW, more than ever, kids in Gary need a place to play! Playground equipment is old, outdated and have not been maintained for decades.
Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc., an IPEMA-certified manufacturer of state-of-the art playground equipment, has been in business in the city of Gary for 38 years. Having completed a survey of Gary's parks and playgrounds Kidstuff owner Richard Hagelberg decided to take action and do good by developing the Gary Playground initiative.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAIL A CHECK?
Make the check payable to Force for Good CDC
Mail to: Force for Good CDC, 607 S Lake St., Suite D1, Gary, IN 46403.
Please write "PLAYGROUND" in the memo for proper restricted designation.
The goal of this initiative is to build a state of the art playground in each of Gary's six districts by 2026. After partnering with Force for Good to serve as the fiscal agent for this initiative, Richard secured the support of local leadership and community residents to launch the first campaign to build a new playground in the northwest area of the city.
All play equipment proposed exceeds the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it relates to playgrounds and playground equipment. Kidstuff Playsystems, Inc. is proposing a playsystem for ages 5-12 that accommodates 50 children and includes a wheelchair ramp. It further proposes a smaller playsystem for children ages 2-5 to accommodate 20 children. Swings including a full-body accessible swing seat are also proposed. Safety surfacing proposed is state-of-the-art poured in place rubber surfacing.