Emmanuel's Inclusive Park Project
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Emmanuel's Inclusive Park Team is excited to announce that Fox11's Melissa McCrady will serve as an ambassador for the Park and the project.
Melissa and her husband, Al, have a seven-year-old son, Charlie. Melissa is a proud supporter of various local organizations/programs that support kids with disabilities including CP, Syble Hopp, Exceptional Equestrians and Tails for Life.
Welcome and thank you, Melissa!
Park Vision: Working together, Emmanuel will build an inclusive and accessible community park to inspire, support, celebrate, and equip neurodivergent children and adults to fulfill their potential in life.
What is God asking us to do? An inclusive park!
Families with neurodivergent individuals and people dependent on mobility devices face many challenges, but enjoying a park shouldn't be one of them! Inspired by God's hope and love, Emmanuel will create an inclusive park different from others in the Seymour area and develop accompanying ministries to enrich the lives of families in our community. We celebrate, inspire, and support neurodivergent children, adults, and their caregivers by creating a gathering place for all ages and abilities.
Working together, we reach, teach, and serve by building a community playground where children of all capabilities play side-by-side. This accessible area includes surfaces and ramps for children and adults to engage equipment with or without mobility devices. Emmanuel's truly inclusive playground is designed for all abilities to participate in various activities at varying difficulty levels within the same space. We share God's love by respecting and embracing the different ways God has created us. We purposely removed many barriers, so all God's children feel part of His kingdom and experience the joy of play!
Our faith leads us to establish a community where all feel welcomed and valued. The inclusive park honors this belief by including spaces for multiple uses and all generations. Along with the playground, the complete project consists of bathroom facilities and a pavilion for church gatherings, celebrations, fellowship, and faith formation.
The park renderings are below.