The Tomah branch of n.a.s.a. is actively raising funds for the final phase of our Inclusive Park constructed in Butts Park located on the northeast shore of Lake Tomah. Our goal is to raise $300,000 for the construction of the playground.
The Final Phase
The Inclusive Park is almost complete, but we need your help as we enter the final phase. Phase One involved raising funds to construct a handicap-accessible shelter with picnic tables and grills. This phase was completed in the summer of 2017. Phase Two was installing a handicap-accessible fishing pier and pontoon boat. This phase was completed in October of 2018. The final phase of the park is to raise funds to construct the accessible playground.
The accessible playground is designed for all children but has a unique design that allows physically disabled children to play alongside non-disabled individuals. When completed, it will be one of only eight accessible playgrounds in the state of Wisconsin.
What Makes a Playground Accessible?
Our accessible playground will include special playground equipment designed for physically challenged children and a unique surface that allows wheelchair access. This surface also provides cushioning in the event of a fall. Approximately half the cost of the playground will go into the poured surface.
The new accessible playground will have a footprint of 60' x 90' and will be located between the accessible shelter and fishing pier. All three areas will be connected by paved, accessible paths. The Inclusive Park is also located along the City of Tomah's walking path system, which includes over five miles of paved surface through the city.
$50,000 and above
$25,000 to $49,999
$10,000 to $24,999
$5,000 to $9,999
$1,000 to $4,999
A large donor plaque will be erected at the Playground entrance listing all donors.