No Limits Play Finalizes Design, Receives $189,000 Grant from GameTime® Cares
[Harahan, LA] No Limits Play has finalized its design for an inclusive playset in Harahan, Louisiana. The new playset, proposed to be located at Harahan’s Soniat Playground, will be one of the area’s most inclusive play structures in the New Orleans metropolitan area and the first certified National Demonstration Site on the Southshore.
Encompassing over 6,900 square feet, the play area and structures are not only designed to be accessible, but also interactive for people of all ages and abilities. Featuring pieces like a roller slide, side-by-side elevated and wheelchair monkey bars, musical features, and several swing variations, this playset is designed to get all children and adults involved in play. Also important, will be a fully accessible play surface with fall protection, gated play areas for peace of mind, and several shaded seating areas.
The proposed project is positioned and qualifies for two of PlayCore’s National Demonstration Sites—Play On! and Inclusive Play. “These qualifications put Harahan on the map,” said Jason D. Asbill, Esq., President of No Limits Play. By promoting physical activity & fitness through active play and including people with disabilities in play, providing them the same opportunities to participate. Asbill added, “That’s truly inclusive play!” Because of these qualities, GameTime, No Limits Play’s supplier for this project, has approved a matching grant of $189,000. Asbill is excited about this grant opportunity. “This grant is a significant benefit to No Limits Play, now we need to capitalize on this opportunity to raise the remaining funds by the end of the year.”
“We have a long way to go in the fundraising department for this project,” said Tim Baudier, Mayor of Harahan, “but it’s inspiring to see a vision to help get more people and money on board.”
About No Limits Play
The mission of No Limits Play is to provide an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to play together by installing quality, inclusive play systems. Their vision is that “Everyone Plays Together!” For more information on No Limits Play and the proposed project, visit www.nolimitsplay.org.