The Play for All Foundation and the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department kicked off new fundraising efforts and shared expansion plans for the Play for All Park Wednesday, Aug. 3.
The Play for All Foundation and the City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department are joining forces again to expand the Play for All Park. After hosting several community input meetings, plans are in place to take the Play for All Park to the next level by doubling the size of the current park by creating 3 additional themed play spaces and expanding 4 current play spaces. To that end, the Round Rock City Council will contribute towards the $2.5 million fundraising goal to complete the park expansion.
On March 3, 2012 the original Play for All Park opened with a community-wide celebration. After 5 years in the making, Central Texas children of all abilities had a one of a kind park to play side by side without limitations. Making the park a reality was truly a community-wide effort and a dream come true for the children of Central Texas and across the nation.
The original park was made possible with the help from the entire community. The City was able to build this 1.3 million park for $600,000 in City funding with the help of the Play for All Foundation a non-profit organization, as well as awarded grants, in-kind donations and sponsorships from local businesses. The success of this park has been a public and private partnership success story.
The park has truly become a treasure and from opening day, hundreds of thousands have visited the park from Central Texas and across the nation. Throughout the year, children are bussed in from surrounding communities to enjoy this one of a kind park. The need and love of this park has far surpassed expectations and it’s time to grow again to meet the needs of our community.