There are over 74,000 kids with disabilities in Colorado and most playgrounds do not give these children an opportunity to experience the fun and joy of being outdoors with their peers.
With your support, LuBird’s Light Foundation will build extraordinary, one of a kind inclusive playgrounds for children and families of all needs and enhance existing playgrounds throughout the Metro area.
Unlike other major cities, our area does not offer a playground for all children to play together. LuBird’s Playground in Aurora will be the most inclusive playground in the Denver Metro area.
Our first playground will be built at Stanley Marketplace, http://www.stanleymarketplace.com. Our wish list for this playground includes state-of-the-art handicapped accessible swings, spinners and slides, musical sensory play equipment and more, with a magical vibrant design. Stanley Marketplace and the City of Aurora have generously granted LuBird's Light Foundation approximately 5,000 square feet of outdoor space to build our inaugural playground. Stanley Marketplace features over 50 Colorado businesses, including restaurants, shops and activities for all ages. This location was selected due to the community-focused mission of Stanley Marketplace and it's proximity to Denver Metro's pediatric hospitals.
Consulting with landscape architects, developmental therapists, Anchor Center for Blind Children, Firefly Autism and Landscape Structures http://www.playlsi.com , we will complete the design and fulfill the vision of LuBird's Playground. With the help of generous sponsors, grants, and individual donors, our goal is to raise $500,000 and to break ground at Stanley Marketplace by the end of 2017.
In partnership with the City of Denver, we will also be adding supported swings to existing parks throughout the Metro area. The addition of these swings will ensure all children can enjoy their neighborhood playgrounds.
LuBird’s Light Foundation will build & enhance playgrounds for families & children of all abilities to grow, learn & experience the joys in life together, side-by-side in magical, welcoming outdoor spaces.