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Fulton needs volunteers to build all-inclusive playground

Posted: 5:41 PM, Oct 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-04 19:14:37-04

A long-awaited playground will soon be opening in Fulton Beach Park, but before that can happen city officials need the communities help.

The playground is replacing the previous play area destroyed by hurricane Harvey. Fulton mayor Jimmy Kendrick’s says the non-profit KaBoom! and the Rebuild Texas Fund are working together to build a state of the art playground.

“It’s going to be monstrous,” says Fulton mayor Jimmy Kendrick’s. “It’s going to be able to hold 75 people at one time.”

Kendrick’s says the new play area is three times the size of the previous one and the best part, it is an all-inclusive playground. It will have wide ramps and supportive swings.

“Schools don’t have accesses for the special Ed children to get on the playground, swing,” says Alderman Beverly Garis.

“It’s going to give them a chance to be a part of the other kids playing in the playground,” says Kenrick’s.

The town will also be adding a rubberized mat to make it more accessible. Kendrick’s says it’s a project the council has been aiming to bring to Fulton.

“No child shall be left behind, I strongly believe that statement,” says Kendrick’s.

The town has all the components, now they just need 200 volunteers.

“To show up on the October 20th, to help us build this playground,” says Kendrick’s.

The days to volunteer are:

Prep Day 1: Thursday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Prep Day 2: Friday, October 19

The building day is Saturday, October 20th.

Volunteers must be 18 years and older. Gloves, goggles, breakfast, and lunch will be provided.

To RSVP contact Jennifer Heard at 361-790-9496 or jheard@aransascounty.org