PARA Foundation Announces Lead TAPP Gift
June 26, 2020, 2:04pm
Tuscaloosa, Ala. ~ During its regularly scheduled meeting on June 24, the Tuscaloosa County Commission unanimously voted to approve a $514,000 cash or in-kind donation for the Tuscaloosa All-Inclusive Playground Project to be built in Sokol Park. The monies will be directed toward civil engineering work which includes site preparation, utilities, and handicap accessible parking required to complete the playground.
TAPP is the current focus of the PARA Foundation and is designed for people of all ages and all abilities to play together and specifically addresses physical, social, cognitive, communicative and sensory needs. The design features a Tuscaloosa theme that speaks to the history and iconic elements of the Tuscaloosa area.
“The County Commission’s donation will allow for the completion of Phase One of the playground. This is key to its construction timeline and overall success,” said Caroline Lasseter, director of outreach.
“We are thrilled that all three of our local governing bodies are on board to support the inclusive playground in a big way. This will be an outstanding asset for all families in our community to enjoy,” she said.
Playground equipment for Phase One has been delivered and the pavilion bid will be announced in July.