Give the Gift of Play and Donate Today!
15,000 square feet of Fun!
This 15,000 square foot inclusive playground will set a new standard for accessibility and innovation for the way communities think about and plan for playgrounds and inclusive play. Kids deserve a place to play, to be outdoors, to hang out with their brothers and sisters and to make new friends. And parents want the chance to play with, and to supervise their kids in a traditional playground setting, even if they have limited mobility.
Madison's Place is a playground for every family. As a community build effort, situated in a public park, we can ensure that every family will be able to enjoy the playground.
Madison’s Place will be a play destination for families to enjoy what many of us take for granted – a day at the park.
Fund our need Today! Oodles of FUN provided by the Oodle Swing!
This Give to the Max Day we are working toward the purchase of a Oodle Swing for Madison’s Place Playground. The Oodle Swing provide interactive fun for up to six kids regardless of ability. The Oodle Swing fosters a sense of cooperative and social play that is important on a playground. With a transfer point from wheelchair or walker, children with mobility impairments can easily transfer in and out of a wheel chair or from a walker onto this swing fo oodles of fun!
Every playground claims to be handicap accessible. But any parent of a disabled child, or a disabled parent will tell you that accessible and inclusive can be entirely different. Madison’s Place will be the first fully inclusive playground built in the Twin Cities.
Your donation will bring the added element of a Oodle Swing to Madison’s Place.
Be a role model!
The saying “it takes a village” is applied to lots of projects...but right now, it truly does take a village. It takes all of us to commit to making Madison’s Place a reality. Our commitment to
Madison’s Place is not just a commitment to a single playground in a single community. It is a commitment to setting the standard for how people think about and plan for inclusive play. Madison’s Place will not only be state-of-the-art in its design and installation, but it will serve as a model for future projects in other communities in Minnesota. Communities where YOU live. Communities where your grandchildren, nieces, nephews live. Communities where YOU want to live.
About Madison’s Place
The Madison Claire Foundation is partnering with community leaders to build Madison's Place, the East Metro’s first “inclusive playground” - a completely handicapped accessible playground where children with and without disabilities can play together side by side, fostering friendships, understanding and acceptance.
The City of Woodbury has committed the land for the playground, and once installation of Madison's Place is complete, the City of Woodbury has agreed to fully maintain the playground. The Rehabilitation Services team at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital is providing their expertise in designing and developing elements of the playground that allow access through every individual’s everyday means of mobility.
Unique features of Madison’s Place:
About the Madison Claire Foundation
Madison Claire Foundation was created in the memory of Madison Claire Millington. Madison was born on May 16, 2002 and passed away in her mommy's arms on August 17, 2004 due to complications from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
We continue to honor Madison with her foundation, dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and families living with physical and developmental disabilities by giving them the opportunity to play alongside all others through the building of universal accessible playgrounds.