Can-Do Playground

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Rotary District 7630

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Welcome to the Can-Do Playground Grand Opening celebration, July 11, 2007

When you visit, stop and learn about us.

The Playground is the pride of six
Wilmington, Delaware area Rotary clubs.

Let's visit the Can-Do Playground... ready to go!

The sand area, including sand tables

One "Play Environment Grouping"

Climb and slide

More slides and visual stimuli

An opportunity to explore and a workout!

Ready to engage your imagination!

This view shows our special play surface

The climbing challenge builds coordination

A long view shows our variety!

We Can-Do it… and we did it!!!

The grand opening of the Can-Do Playground on July 11, 2007, celebrated a first for Delaware and the 100th anniversary of Rotary International. The result: All of the feel-good vibes, joy and pride that either would generate--times two.

Several small children who had waited patiently during opening ceremonies rushed onto the public playground with delight the second they received the go-ahead, doing what happy kids do and what the planners intended. The top-of-the-line, barrier-free playground is designed as a place for children of all abilities to join in the fun with friends and family in imaginative, interactive and dramatic play. Several parents of children with disabilities expressed heartfelt thanks for the playground, sharing how much this meant to their children and to them.

Members of six Wilmington-area Rotary clubs who conceived the idea for the playground as a way to celebrate the Rotary centennial joined government officials, disabilities professionals and lots of kids among some 300 guests who came to salute the achievement. The Rotarians were having just as much fun as the kids. Margi Prueitt, past president of the Wilmington Rotary Club noted: “I’m truly impressed and pleased with the playground itself. But for me, it’s more fun to see how all of the Rotarians involved are so excited and proud…as well they should be.”

The playground was built in collaboration with the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation; it is located in the new Alapocas Run State Park.

Let’s join the fun…

Master of Ceremonies Pete Booker

Kudos from Rotary District Governor Judy Friis

Project leader Tom Talley celebrates...

...and receives Rotary recognition

A Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship for...

...State Parks Director Chazz Salkin

DelDOT's Mark Tudor celebrates

Boundless Playgrounds' Founder Amy Jaffe Barzach

Rotary's Composer Evelyn Swensson...

...with a song written just for us!

Ronald McDonald entertains the crowd

Tom & Chazz open the Playground!

Rick Rothrock's sculpture is unveiled...

...and it's beautiful!

Thanks to all of our funders!

But most importantly, the Can-Do Playground is about kids!!!

At the Can-Do Playground, everyone's a kid!

Rotarians welcome our friends

State Reps & Rotarians Greg Lavelle & Bob Valihura

Rotarians show off our mementos...

...and our high fashion

Adults bond with adults...

...and with our beloved kids!

Thanks for sharing Opening Day at the Can-Do Playground...

You can also view images from the construction of the Playground.

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Street Address
4361 Weldin Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Mailing Address
1104 Philadelphia Pike
Wilmington, DE 19809