The City of Madison is thrilled to announce the opening of the new playground at Kids Kingdom in Dublin Park on Monday, November 20th at 10am. A ribbon cutting will mark the complete renovation of the playground with added inclusiveness and safety.
"Kids Kingdom has stood as a cornerstone in the City of Madison since the late '90s when Jane Dow and her team led the community build of the first playground. We are so excited to see this playground updated with improved safety and added inclusiveness for children of all abilities. We are eager to watch future generations enjoy the playground as much as our kids were able to when they were younger," says Mayor Paul Finley.
Madison Visionary Partners (MVP) led the fundraising efforts for the playground and worked closely with Madison City Disability Advocacy Board (MCDAB), who advised the City of accessibility needs at the playground. A check for $607,430 from MVP will be presented to the City at the ribbon cutting.
"MVP is proud to play a role in such a pivotal project for our community. We thank the donors who saw the importance and impact their dollars make, and hope many memories are made at the park for years to come," adds Melanie Thornton, Executive Director of Madison Visionary Partners.
The previous 30-year-old wooden structure has been replaced by a modern design that features a castle theme, a nod to the old park. The all-inclusive playground features equipment for our special needs community, a padded playground turf and new bathrooms. The playground will be open to the community during daylight hours after the official ribbon cutting ceremony.