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Urgent Message:
Nash County residents:
Effective date has been moved to July 1, 2017. See more details here
Urgent Message:
Nash County residents:
Effective date has been moved to July 1, 2017. See more details here

Play Together

Play together logoACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUNDS

This year, cities throughout eastern North Carolina will open 30 new, all-inclusive playgrounds, thanks to a grant from Trillium Health Resources.

Equipment will vary in each playground, and may include a Liberty Swing (accessible while in a wheelchair), Cruise Line, and zip line. Playgrounds will include a rubberized surface to ensure safety for children and adults with mobility challenges, as well as wheelchair accessibility — all accommodations providing an opportunity for individuals of all ages and abilities to play together outside.

Play Together
Amy Corbitt - Project Manager
 

Trillium’s Play Together Accessible Playground grants have provided towns with the ability to build fully accessible, all-inclusive playgrounds for individuals with special needs and physical disabilities. 

Grants were awarded to the following 30 locations: Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret (Emerald Isle and Morehead City), Chowan, Craven (New Bern, Havelock and Dover), Currituck (Barco and Point Harbor), Dare, Gates, Hertford, Martin, New Hanover (Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach), Northampton, Onslow (Jacksonville and Swansboro), Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender (Hampstead and Burgaw), Perquimans, Pitt (Greenville and Ayden), Tyrell and Washington. 

Click on the map for more details

New playgrounds map

Grants Funding for the Play Together Construction Grant for Accessible Playgrounds is a result of savings from operating as a Medicaid 1915 (b)(c) Waiver site. 

By managing Medicaid funding and services locally, we’ve been able to achieve cost efficiencies that allow us to reinvest savings into programs that increase resources and community engagement opportunities for the individuals and families we serve.

Reinvestment dollars were allocated to award to communities for the development of accessible playgrounds that allow young people of all abilities to come together. 

Each county received a grant amount appropriate for the scope of work and land space allocated for developing or updating a playground.

See how a number of communities have benefited from this Initiative on our Announcements & News web-page.

 Everybody play together 

Transforming Lives

Good morning!

I just wanted to send a few pictures of my 6 year old daughter playing at the Camden County Community Park. Because of your generosity, she is able to be independent on a playground, she is able to feel included in things she otherwise would feel left out of. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Sincerely,
Maria Koser

Girl Playing

Girl walking playground