They're just $15,000 away from their goal of building the first accessible playground in Drumheller.

"We received a cheque from Elks today (June 30) for $2,500, which is a great large donation (and) we appreciate it," stated Nikki Isley with the Greentree Parent Council.

The accessible playground is being designed for those kids who have a disability and it's a bit hard for them to enjoy any current playground around our Valley.

"One structure is quite accessible. We have the American Disability Association accessible approved stairs that go up to it with a little wheelchair transfer module on the side so kids can get themselves out of their wheelchair to go into the structure," Isley explained.

"It has a roller slide, which is sensory fun for kids who have sensory issues, there's lots of ground level play, different play panels and different things to do on the ground level as well which is really the best accessibility thing for kids."

So, since you're just short $15,000 for reaching the total goal, will there be any more fundraising events?

"We have a small fundraiser tonight (June 30) at the Riverside Medical Clinic grand opening. They are having a barbecue and have made it a fundraiser for us, so that's a good opportunity to spend some money and give to the playground," concluded Isley.

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