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Imagine a place where a child with sensory, developmental or physical disability
can play right alongside a fully able child, exploring, creating, dreaming...
just plain having fun!!! The "Can-Do Playground" is just that place! It is a unique
play environment where all kids will grow and learn together...
where every child "can do" it!

2011 Delaware State Parks Entrance Fee Program
Learn more about the many options available to you for visiting Delaware State Parks, including Can-Do Playground at Alapocas Run State Park.

Relive the July 11, 2007, Grand Opening:
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Wilmington Area Rotary Clubs honored for helping Wilmingtonians with diabilities. Click here for more information.


We Can-Do it… and we did it!!!

The grand opening of the Can-Do Playground on July 11, 2007, celebrated a first for Delaware and the 100th anniversary of Rotary International. The result: All of the feel-good vibes, joy and pride that either would generate--times two.

Several small children who had waited patiently during opening ceremonies rushed onto the public playground with delight the second they received the go-ahead, doing what happy kids do and what the planners intended. The top-of-the-line, barrier-free playground is designed as a place for children of all abilities to join in the fun with friends and family in imaginative, interactive and dramatic play. Several parents of children with disabilities expressed heartfelt thanks for the playground, sharing how much this meant to their children and to them.

Members of six Wilmington-area Rotary clubs who conceived the idea for the playground as a way to celebrate the Rotary centennial joined government officials, disabilities professionals and lots of kids among some 300 guests who came to salute the achievement. The Rotarians were having just as much fun as the kids. Margi Prueitt, past president of the Wilmington Rotary Club noted: “I’m truly impressed and pleased with the playground itself. But for me, it’s more fun to see how all of the Rotarians involved are so excited and proud…as well they should be.”

The playground was built in collaboration with the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation; it is located in the new Alapocas Run State Park.

What is a "Boundless Playground"?

In a nutshell, a Boundless Playground is an integrated play area in which all children, those who are 100% enabled and those with disabilities, can play together, interactively. The objective is to design an area that is barrier free, socially inviting and contains play environment groupings.
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