North Little Rock’s One Heart Playground continues to be constructed, the members of the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission were advised Monday.
Originally, the playground was thought to be finished earlier in June but the project experienced delays.
“One Heart Playground ribbon cutting has been postponed due to continued construction. We will update later with a new date. Thank you for understanding,” reads a release issued by the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Commission.
The One Heart Playground ribbon cutting had been originally set for June 13 at Burns Park next to Funland.
Earlier this year, the North Little Rock Planning Commission on Tuesday voted to name “One Heart Playground” for the new playground that is to be built in Burns Park.
The public had 30 days to provide input on the proposed name choice and unless there are complaints raised about the name
Jeff Caplinger, project coordinator for the North Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department, said the city had hoped to have the project complete by Mother’s Day of this year.
The city was in the midst of a fundraising effort for its construction with a goal of raising $250,000. Fundraising efforts have been underway since June 2016 when the idea first emerged.
Tragikly White, still going strong decades after you saw them at Smitty’s, are set to play July 15 at the Burns Park Soccer Complex. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. with gates opening at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 each with children 12 years and younger free and available by calling 791-8543. All proceeds from Concert by the River will go towards the inclusive playground in Burns Parks for children with all abilities.
For additional information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (501) 791-8543.
The all-inclusive playground is being constructed by Cunningham Recreation and RJR Enterprises of Rogers.
An all-inclusive playground is a place where children can play together with their peers, family, friends, and neighbors without experiencing physical or social barriers to inclusion. They are designed to challenge and accommodate typically developing children, as well as children with disabilities.