The city’s Parks and Recreation Department is applying for an Accessibility for Parks (AFP) grant for the installation of an inclusive playground at Maides Park.
The grant funds would be used in combination with existing city budgeted funds for a new playground at this location. The proposed project would also include accessible walkway connections to the playground.
An inclusive playground will make it easier for children, adults and veterans with disabilities to navigate the park, thus serving the entire community regardless of age and ability.
Public input is a critical component of the grant application process. The city will hold a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Davis Center at Maides Park, located at 1101 Manly Avenue.
The public is encouraged to drop in anytime between 4:30pm – 6:30pm to provide input on this project. Have any questions? Please call 910.341.7867.
About The Grant
The Accessibility for Parks (AFP) grant, administered through the NC Division of Parks and Recreation & the NC Parks & Recreation Trust Fund, provides funding to benefit children and/or veterans with disabilities in North Carolina. The grant provides matching funds to awarded projects to build special facilities or adapt existing facilities to meet the needs of children and/or veterans with physical and developmental disabilities.