Cochrane, AB – Starting today, a section of the Centennial Park playground will be temporarily closed for construction in order to build a new inclusive playground for the community.
The project, in coordination with Variety Charity, aims to break down barriers through the creation of a new inclusive playground for those who are facing physical, developmental, emotional or learning challenges. Thanks to the generosity of Variety Charity and other local donations, in the coming months, Cochranites will have a unique space to play and enjoy.
“This is such an incredible opportunity for the community to provide more inclusive spaces that everyone can enjoy together,” says Mitchell Hamm, Director of Community Services, Town of Cochrane. "We are so thrilled to be able to create a more inclusive and diverse community and support initiatives like this."
In addition to this, The Town of Cochrane will be donating the previously existing playground structure to the Emmanual Foundation, a non-profit that collects decommissioned playgrounds and gives them a second chance by sending them to developing countries.
For more information on the Emmanual Foundation, visit: www.efoundation.ca
For more information on Varity, visit: https://varietyalberta.ca/
Learn more about the project by visiting: https://www.cochrane.ca/2141/Centennial-Park-Playground-Resurface