Organizers planning the volunteer effort to build Superior’s first all-abilities could use more help.
The community build runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, and Friday, Aug. 16, at Webster Dream Park in South Superior.
Volunteer shifts are available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. both days until the project is complete, said Kalee Hermanson, whose daughter, Kenna, inspired Webster Dream Park.
Kenna Hermanson, 8, was discouraged that her friends with disabilities were not able to play with their peers because playground equipment didn’t accommodate those with differing abilities.
“It is her vision to build a space to bring people of all ages and all abilities together and give them a state-of-the-art playground to interact with each other, make new friendships, create playground memories and form healthy lifestyle changes,” her mother said. “There will be no special needs area because the park is designed to challenge all children in shoulder-to-shoulder play.”
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Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen and bring a tool kit, said Linda Cadotte, parks, recreation and forestry director.
“We could use a couple dozen more,” Cadotte said. While the effort has received commitments from volunteers, she said the project could accommodate up to 100 volunteers.
The project was paid with $200,000 from the city’s capital improvement program and more than $53,000 in corporate and private donations.
For information, contact Kalee Hermanson at 218-590-8622.