Initiative:
Hudson, MA Playground

Mission:

Help us raise ~$500,000 to fund state-of-the-art Universal Design compliant playground equipment, rubberized surfacing and other key items to create a universally accessible playground in Hudson, MA. This will provide a safe place for children and adults of all abilities to come together to play, learn, and grow.
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Details:

By this fall, due to safety regulations and the age of the current equipment, Hudson will reduce the total number of its community play spaces with playground equipment to just three: Wood Park, Riverside and Kelly Playground. None of these playgrounds meet ADA requirements or feature a Universal design, meaning they are usable by all people, including those with disabilities or those using transportation devices, like strollers and wheelchairs.

“Many families need to leave town, in order to find accessible outdoor spaces to play. She hopes the Smile2Play playground project will provide a safe space for all Hudson children to enjoy and will serve as a positive community asset for years to come.” said Amy Griffis, Founder of Smile2Play (Hudson Playground Project)

“Anyone traveling through town can see that Hudson is undergoing a transformation and energy-filled revitalization,” said Griffis. “As the town grows into a thriving family-friendly community it has become apparent that we need a safe place for children and adults of all abilities to come to meet, play, and grow. As a mother of three small children I find myself packing the car and driving up to an hour round trip to neighboring towns to use their playgrounds. This can be difficult for many families, especially those with different abilities. Bringing this type of playground close to home will allow families to spend more time enjoying each other and our growing community.”

What is a universal playground?

A universal playground provides structures and activities that allow access for
people of all abilities including those in wheelchairs or with other disabilities.

Where will it be located?

The Location will be determined by the the Hudson Park Commission which will be conducting the Recreation Master Plan this summer (2019).

How can I help?

Your donations will help greatly and if you would care to do more, please join our facebook group at Smile2Play on Facebook or complete the below form to join our email list and receive updates on the project progress.

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Special Thanks To Our Sponsors:
“This organization is doing so much for so many families. I used their beach chair loaner program to get down to the beach with my family for the first time in over a decade. I didn’t really realize how much I missed spending time "strolling" at low tide and swimming in the ocean.  There aren’t enough words of gratitude to express how this organization has changed my life.”
Deb Fowler via Facebook