A $250,000 grant will ensure inclusive play for all children at Rosecrans
Recreation Center in South Los Angeles
WOONSOCKET, R.I., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark, Boundless Playgrounds and the City of Los Angeles announce today the grand opening of a new playground at the Rosecrans Recreation Center in Los Angeles that provides access for children of all abilities to play together. Construction of the playground is funded in part by a $250,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, along with $50,000 donated by the City of Los Angeles.
The new playground will be unveiled today at Rosecrans Recreation Center located at 840 W. 149th Street, Los Angeles, Calif., about 10 miles southeast of Los Angeles International Airport. The event lasts from 3 to 7 p.m. and will include free health screenings, refreshments, face painting and other family activities.
"A child at play is a sign of vibrancy in communities all across the City of Los Angeles. Providing for the recreation and park needs of residents of Los Angeles' diverse communities is one of the greatest challenges facing the city," said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. "Receiving this generous donation from CVS Caremark supports the City's efforts to develop play for children of all abilities, and we appreciate their partnership in developing this new Boundless Playground."
This marks the opening of the city's third Boundless playground, and the eleventh playground in the community that is handicapped accessible. With over 160,000 special education students in Los Angeles County, the demand for fully-integrated play facilities is great.
"We share a common mission with the City of Los Angeles to help
children of all abilities to learn, play and succeed," said Eileen Howard
Dunn, vice president of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. "We are thrilled
to have created a playground in Los Angeles where all kids can enjoy a play
experience in line
|SOURCE CVS Caremark|
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