Inclusive Playground


  • The Heartland Regional Medical Center Inclusive Playground is a play space universally designed so ALL children and families can play together, with no physical or social barriers.
  • Play is critical to the healthy development of every child, particularly for those with varying abilities.
  • It includes a Family Fitness Area that provides multi-generational exercise to help combat the epidemic of obesity and heart disease.  Research supports that our children are more sedentary than ever before.
  • The budget is $350,000.  We have already secured $250,000 thanks to the Marion Park District ($150,000) and naming sponsor, Heartland Regional Medical Center ($100,000).
  • We are launching a play campaign to reach out to our philanthropic community to raise an additional $100,000.  Equipment naming and multi-tiered donor wall are options to leave a legacy and make the difference in the life of a child.  Equipment is available for sponsorship on a first come, first serve basis.
  • If fundraising continues to go well, we anticipate breaking ground next spring and being under construction late spring / early summer.  We will host a grand celebration the day we cut the ribbon.
  • All gifts are tax-deductible and pledges are accepted on a case by case basis.
  • We are looking for people to help us:
    • Spread the word about this designation play and fitness space
    • connect us to possible investors / donors
    • give the gift so ALL children can play together