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New Handicap Accessible Playground Will Be Built

04/20/2017 - 2:00 AM

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With help from the community, one elementary school in St. Cloud will be getting a brand new, handicap accessible playground.

District 742 Director of Community engagement Tami DeLand says staff and community volunteers will begin construction of the new adaptive playground this weekend.

Longtime volunteer at Talahi Community School, “Grandpa John” Bowden, teamed up with the local Lions Club to raise $250,000 to design and build a new playground that all kids can play on and enjoy.

Other Donors include the Lions Club International Foundation $75,000

St. Cloud Area School District $75,000

Bremer Foundation $20,000

KaBoom $15,000

CentraCare $10,000

Bernicks $10,000

BNSF Railway $10,000

Pat Overom $7,500

Kwik Trip $5,000

Noon Optimist Club $3,000

Miller Architects $2,000

Anonymous Donor $2,000

Morning Optimist Club $1,000

Shopko $1,000

Scheels $1,000

UHL $1,000

Talahi PTA $1,000

Luxemburg Lions Club $1,000

Southsiders Lions Club $1,000

Metro Lions Club $1,000

Wells Fargo $1,000

Construction is scheduled to start this Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Talahi Community School.