A $250,000 grant plus $80,000 raised by local associates will ensure
inclusive play for children at a Dallas City Park
WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announces today the grand reopening of Fantasy Landing playground at Kiest Park, bringing Texas its second Boundless(TM) playground 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 $80,000 dollars raised by local CVS/pharmacy associates that enabled a sun shade to be installed at the play structure. This is one of three signature Boundless(TM) playground projects to be announced this year, all supported by the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program, which is dedicated to serving the needs of children with disabilities. The first Boundless(TM) playground in Texas opened in 2002.
The unveiling of the new playground, located in the northwest corridor of Kiest Park, is Saturday, March 1, at 10 a.m., 3012 South Hampton Rd, Dallas. The event will include a health fair, refreshments, face painting and other fun activities for children.
This new playground replaces a former all-access play structure, originally dedicated in 1989, that was in need of significant repair. Fantasy Landing is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. Kiest Park, which welcomes approximately 250,000 visitors a year, serves the 400,000 citizens living in the Oak Cliff region in Dallas. The park includes tennis courts, softball fields, recreational centers, and much more.
"We are happy to assist the Oak Cliff community in helping to rebuild
their all-access playground that will always be a special part of Kiest
Park's history," said Denny Tewell, Area Vice President for CVS/pharmacy.
"This grant truly demonstrates our company's dedication to making a real,
positive impact so that all children have the opportunity to learn, play
and succeed in life."
|SOURCE CVS Caremark|
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