Monday, June 7, 2010

A dream park

I have been dreaming big. Dreaming of a big park that would accommodate all three of my boys, meaning accessibility for Brayden.

This week we are presenting to our local Parks and Rec. We hope to get some sort of approval so we can continue with design and start our fundraising plan.

Myself and a few others have been working the past several months: researching, calling, gathering any and all information about accessible parks. Surprisingly, so much support for the community.

We have dreamed big, bigger than most parks.

We formed our own non-profit.
The shape of the playground is our county (like the blue image above). In different sections of the county we plan to have items to reflect its unique characteristics. A large part of the county is involved in the equestrian lifestyle, what could show this better than a CAROUSEL! The western part of the county is rural so we plan for a large barn play structure. The eastern has the Dulles airport. And oh so much more!

Here are some some draft concepts.
Around the outside of the playground will be a nature path. That serves for a trackless TRACTOR RIDE (like a trackless train). The NATURE PATH will also have many niches with nature play opportunities like a sensory garden or labyrinth maze.
So exciting! If you think about it, please pray for our presentation, this Wednesday.


Shannon said...

Fantastic logo!! I am excited to see you are moving ahead with this idea and glad to hear you are getting community support. Well done!

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

This all sounds wonderful! I like the logo and the ideas you have so far look pretty amazing. So exciting!

kirstenpetree said...

how neat!!

The Henrys said...

Wow, how exciting! I can't wait to hear what happens!

Courtney said...

you are just i don't know what else to say!

The VW's said...

Looks awesome! Hope everything goes great! Hugs!!!

the deKorne family said...

that seriously is absolutely amazing! i want to come visit! you are such a great advocate for brayden and your community...can't wait to see what happens!

Laurie said...

Wow, Carrie. When you say you have an idea for something, you go all the way! The love you have for your three boys absolutely shines through. I'm so happy that you have found such community support, and best of luck at your presentation tomorrow.