“A Playground for Everybody” Could Soon Be Built in Proctor

Playground Will Be Accessible for Physically Impaired Children

PROCTOR, Minn. – A special playground accessible to kids with physical impairments could soon be coming to Proctor.

“A Playground for Everybody” will have a ramp leading all the way around it so every child can make it to the tallest tower.

Jennifer McDonald has three kids. When taking them to local playgrounds, she noticed the limitations her daughter had because of her physical impairment.

“Every kid deserves a place to play with their peers,” said McDonald. “This playground is meant for all children, all abilities. Physically impaired, non-physically impaired. Kids learn by playing with each other and playing alongside of each other and they need the opportunity to have that.”

The playground will cost more than $150,000.

Organizers are now fundraising along with the City of Proctor so they can build the structure next fall.

“It’s a regional development,” said Mayor Philip Larson of Proctor. “I hope it will attract people from the region. Duluth and Superior, Cloquet, Hermantown, Esko, Midway, our surrounding community.”

You can drop off donations to the Playground for Everybody at the Proctor city offices or at the First National Bank of Proctor.

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