Posted: Jan 2, 2013 9:20 AM by Lindsey Gordon (email@example.com)
Updated: Jan 2, 2013 9:20 AM
Helena has the opportunity to build a playground that is unique to the state of Montana, and organizers are asking for help from the community to make it happen.
Helena's Playable Playground will not only assist children with special needs, but also help parents and grandparents that would otherwise be unable to make it up the steps.
The idea of the playground lights up the face of Conner Casillas, who lives with cerebral palsy.
His mother Kelly Lynch says just the ability to have a ramp to access all the different kinds of equipment like swings and slides would mean the world to Conner, but most importantly it would allow him to play with others rather than just sit back and watch.
Kelly said, "It is Conner's opportunity to basically play with other kids, so we will be there on opening day, won't we? So come on down once you helped us build this park. Come on down and play with Conner."
The playground is set to be open in September of 2014.
If you would like to help, donations can be made at the Helena Parks & Recreation Department, or click here to donate online via FundRazr.
Click here to visit the Playable Playground page on Facebook.