Visualize your favorite playground. Now, can you see the little girl in the wheelchair? She is watching her friends slip down a slide. Silent tears are falling down her face. Over there is a blind youngster. He can hear his friends running along a raised platform to get to a fort, but he is afraid to join them. The little boy turned away from you is autistic. He wants to play, but there are no quiet areas he feels safe in. These children cannot change the way things are, but with your help, Right to Play can.

Right to Play is a volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to completing the Leaps and Bounds Playground; a playground where children with physical, developmental or sensory disabilities are able to play with their able-bodied friends and siblings.

Now imagine a playground where all the equipment is accessed by ramps. Even the elevated areas are wide with walls and handrails, safe for children in wheelchairs. The slides have transfer areas so children can leave their wheelchairs and slide down with a friend, confident the gentle rise at the bottom will stop them. Can you see the smile on the blind boy as he plays a variety of outdoor musical instruments? He can even race along with his friend to the tower fort because the walls take away his fear of falling. The child with autism is playing in the quiet cave
he found.

All children deserve the right to play with freedom, without fear, frustration or ridicule. Right to Play is building this playground. The majority of the playground is finished, but we still need your help to repair or replace equipment as needed, add additional landscaping and to possibly add new playground equipment.