GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The dream to create a wheelchair accessible playground at a Southern Oregon school is becoming a reality. On Friday, a group of kids broke ground on the Parkside Elementary School playground.
The Blue Slide Project is the reason for the reconstruction.
Work is now underway for the first phase of the project, which puts a play structure with wheelchair ramps outside of the elementary school. It’s the inspiration of a Grants Pass mother wanting to create a playground for her disabled son.
The Blue Slide Project needs to raise $6,000 in the next thirty days. There will be two more fundraisers to do so; the first one is tomorrow at Roe Motor’s in Grants Pass. It’s holding a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All of the proceeds will go to the Blue Slide Project. You can also donate by visiting the Blue Slide Project’s Facebook Page.