Kiwanis of Evansville DWN
Kiwanis of Evansville, Downtown have helped community kids for 103 years. Our club contains great-grandchildren of founding members who want to be a part of providing inclusive playgrounds for the community, along with their great-grandchildren! The Story Trail featuring Able Fables brings together multigenerational use, encouraging family time together in parks. With purposeful height for eye level of children, the story panels offer inspiration and instruction on interaction. Increased access to safe outdoor physical activity, family engagement and literacy benefits all members of the community. The non-profit Franklin Street Events Association saw a need to rehabilitate an existing, neglected park with an amazing location: walkable access for underserved homeowners and adjacent to the main roadway for easy navigation to both hometown use or out-of-town guests. Stop Light City Playground is deliberately designed to be inclusive and enjoyable for wheelchair bound visitors. Multi-sensory features ensure that special needs and neuro-typical visitors will ALL have opportunities to play, grow and engage with the community.