Missouri Realtors Provide A Bench For All8/10/2017
Gifted Bench Will Face City’s First Inclusive Playground
Warrensburg, MO: August 7, 2017- Cave Hollow Park received a public bench on July, 28, 2017, thanks to the Midwest Missouri Board of Realtors. The bench was presented in recognition of the future Inclusive Playground project. “Playground For All” will be a park that is accessible by all kids of all abilities. It’s a collaborative effort led by Warrensburg Parks and Recreation, Johnson County Board of Services, and WILS (West-Central Independent Living Solutions. The bench is positioned facing the future site of the park, which is slated to open May 2018.
“This is not a park for children with special needs. It’s a park for everyone to play,” says Jessi Frencken, a Pediatric Physical Therapist, in a post at inclusiveplaywbg.wixsite.com. “Our world is made up of people with varying abilities. It’s our job to make sure everyone has access to their world.”
Present at the bench placement were members of Warrensburg Parks and Rec, Johnson County Community Services/RISE, and the Midwest Missouri Board of Realtors.
This is the third bench in Warrensburg that MidWest Missouri Board of Realtors has donated to Warrensburg. The board has also placed benches at Lions Lake and Old Drum's Best Friend Dog Park. These gifts were all made possible by a grant from the National Association of Realtors.
“Realtors understand the importance of community, and benches are a simple thing that can be a quiet place to rest, or even a place to meet a new friend,” says Bryan Jacobs, President of Midwest Missouri Board of Realtors. “If anyone has an idea of a public place that could use a bench, let the Midwest Missouri Board of Realtors know. ”