The pure joy of playing on a playground is something every child deserves the opportunity to experience. Thanks to the vision of Kenosha resident Tammy Conforti, children of all abilities will soon have an inclusive accessible playground in the Kenosha community. Through a partnership with the Kenosha Achievement Center and the City of Kenosha Common Council, plans for the “Dream Playground Project” were set into motion during the summer of 2012.
Fast forward to early 2015 and construction planning was underway. During a visit to Kenosha, Alderman Scott Gordon informed Donohue’s Ed Nevers about the community service project of constructing the Dream Playground. A project such as this needs a great deal of support from all aspects of the community and Donohue was honored to participate. This was a huge undertaking over the course of 10 days in August and September that required roughly 3,000 volunteers.
On Friday, September 11, 2015, nine Donohue staff members traveled to Kenosha and volunteered their time to work on Phase Two construction. The members of Team Donohue were (as pictured left to right) Tom Crouse, Dennis Dineen, Gary Cressey, Craig Brunner, Allen Williams, Nora Bertram (City of Elgin), Ed Nevers, TJ Bates, and Wendy Raisbeck. See more photos HERE.
The Dream Playground will open to the public after the ribbon cutting ceremony on October 10, 2015. Learn more at thekac.com//playground.