How Our Dream Began
While visiting my family in Wisconsin, I took my young son to a new playground in a small town called Port Washington. I knew nothing about it, other than the fact that my mother (who lives in a neighboring town) said all of her friends loved taking their grandkids there to play.
The minute we stepped out of the car, I knew this was a very special place. This huge, beautiful playground was unlike any I had seen or been to before. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, it had an enormous pirate ship to climb on, a lighthouse to explore and an elaborate ramping system.
The sign at the entry said we were at Possibility Playground and it explained it was an all-inclusive, fully accessible playground; a place where able bodied children and children with disabilities, could play side-by-side. Wow! I was truly impressed. Along with everything you see at standard playgrounds, it had therapeutic swings, sensory boards, musical and educational components and more.
What struck me was this little town in Wisconsin, with a population of just 11,250, had this incredible place for children of all abilities to play and there was nothing that I knew of like it in Fort Worth. I knew then and there I needed to bring this amazing concept back home, and thus a dream was born.
– Rachael Churchill