The plan is to create a “boundless playground,” an integrated play area in which all children, those with and without disabilities, can play together interactively, at Price Park on Levels Road.

After two years of fundraising and planning, the members of MOT Rotary Club said they were excited to see construction start last week on the new “Can Do Playground” in Middletown for children of all abilities.

The club held a groundbreaking ceremony April 11 at the site at Charles Price Park on Levels Road with Sylvia Umbreit from the company constructing the playground, Recreation Resources USA, based in Kennett Square, Pa.

A variety of grants and local donations are being used to fund construction, along with the land grant at the park from the Town of Middletown.

The Can Do Playground is a “boundless playground,” an integrated play area in which all children, those with and without disabilities, can play together interactively. The objective is to design an area that is barrier free, socially inviting and contains play environment groupings. For more information on the concept, see the website www.boundlessplaygrounds.org.

The MOT Rotary Club’s Can Do Playground Committee members, John Nanni, Roxane Ferguson, Bill O'Neal, and chairman Randy Schurbon, have been working on the project for the past two years and said they were ecstatic to share the news about the start of construction with their fellow club members.

The playground will be open to the community in a few weeks. If you are interested in learning more, becoming a sponsor or donating to the project, please email Randy Schurbon at randyschurbon@aol.com.

About the MOT Rotary Club

The Middletown Odessa Rotary Club was established in 1928 and serves the MOT community and communities around the globe through the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.”

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio. For more information, see the website www.motrotary.org.