Variety Inclusive Playground at Piedmont Park

Atlanta, GA (April 2018)Friday-Sunday April 13-15,As apart of their Inclusive Program Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charitypresented their conceptual of the all-inclusive playground that they plan to build at Piedmont Park at the 82nd Atlanta Dogwood Festival. 225,000 attendees visit the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival each year. Variety wanted to meet people in the community and share information about the future all-inclusive playground, while also sharing their conceptual of the playground. Variety passed out promotional material along with postcards with more information on the playground. Variety hopes to get feedback from the local community on how to make the playground better for the city of Atlanta.

Variety of Georgia is proposing to build an Inclusive All-Abilities Playground at Piedmont Park. It is designed to meet the best practices for inclusive and barrier-free play, while providing a welcoming environment for children with sensory disorders, auditory, visual, and mobility impairments. Children of all abilities can interact with each other and be active, social, and belong. Variety’s designs will strive to make the environments more usable, safer, and healthier for all. The new playground will go beyond ADA accessibility and offer a sensory rich environment for play for children with development disabilities, sensory disorders, cognitive disabilities, mobility issues, as well as, typically developed children.

For more information on Variety’s Inclusive Playground at Piedmont Park, please visit Connect with Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity on Facebook and Twitter.

About Variety of Georgia, Tent 21
Tent 21 was established in Atlanta in 1939 as the 21st chapter of Variety International, commonly known as the World’s Greatest Children’s Charity. Variety of Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The charity’s mission is to enrich, improve, and fulfill the lives of children with disabilities or disadvantages. Echoing the first Variety fundraising event, a circus-themed affair held under a big-top, clubs are often called “Tents” and members “Barkers.” Following the tradition of the founders of the first Tent in Pittsburgh, Pa., 80 percent of the members of Tent 21 hail from the motion picture industry, though membership is open to all who care about children. For more information, please visit Visit Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity on Facebook and Twitter.