Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Keep PA Beautiful: Handicapped Accessible Playground Restored By Grant In Dauphin County

Possibility Place Playground in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, was built in 2006 by community members as a place where children of all physical abilities could come together to play.
Since then, the playground has become the go-to place for recreation, birthday celebrations and special sports team events.
It’s no wonder that when the Rotary Club of Colonial Park Foundation applied to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for a Fresh Paint Days PA Grant to renew a mural, garden boxes, climbing wall, benches, a boat house and more it was awarded with pleasure.
The restoration was timed to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the playground’s construction, bringing together many of the same people.
The playground is the only 100 percent handicapped accessible playground in Dauphin County and was the first fully-accessible playground in the Commonwealth.
“We would like to thank Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for their financial support to help us keep the playground beautiful,” said Janis Creason (photo), Coordinator for the Colonial Park Rotary Club Foundation.
“KPB is thrilled to be a part of the Possibility Place Playground restoration where children and adults of all abilities are able to play and exercise side-by-side,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “It’s so inspirational to see what can be accomplished when community members come together for a common cause,”
“The transformations are a visible reminder of the pride that people have for the places they live. Through our partnership with Behr and The Home Depot we are honored to be a part of  these community revitalization efforts,” added Reiter.
Each year, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, in partnership with The Home Depot and a paint retailer, awards eight community groups with paint and painting supplies enabling them to renew a community structure in need into something beautiful.
Click Here for a complete list of Fresh Paint Days Grant recipients.
For more information on programs, initiatives and special events, visit the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful website.  Click Here to sign up for regular updates from KPB, Like them on Facebook, Follow on Twitter, Discover them on Pinterest and visit their YouTube Channel.
Also visit the Illegal Dump Free PA website for more ideas on how to clean up communities and keep them clean and KPB’s new Electronics Waste website.
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