Inclusive Playground kick-off

We had a great kickoff to "Make It Happen" - building an Inclusive Playground in Richardson's Cottonwood Park. Because of two donations - one of them a surprise - we reached 10 percent of our fund-raising goal on the first day of the effort. The City of Richardson and Richardson East Rotary Club (RERC) are collaborating on this playground. The City has funds to replace the aging Cottonwood Park playground with a standard facility. The joint effort is taking it further, building an inclusive playground where children, adults and seniors of all abilities can play and have great access, side-by-side. The photos are from RERC's first annual picnic to promote the playground. We had about 150 people eating and enjoying the bounce house, face painter and balloon artist under the trees at beautiful Cottonwood Park. Keep watching this page and our facebook page ( to find ways you can help "Make It Happen."