Independence may have a strong inventory of playgrounds, but Parks and Recreation officials need your help to add at least one more.

Independence may have a strong inventory of playgrounds, but Parks and Recreation officials need your help to add at least one more.


The department is one of 100 projects nationwide competing for grant funding from the State Farm insurance company. The proposed project, “Play With No Boundaries” at McCoy Park, would provide special-needs children a space to play and enjoy time with their families and friends.


Voting on Facebook opened Friday and will close on May 17. Visit the Parks and Recreation Department’s website for more information on how to vote. Each Facebook user may vote up to 10 times each day.


The 5,100-square-foot playground would feature specially engineered swings, slides and a jungle gym, and most all of the features would be handicapped accessible. The community is working with playwithnoboundaries.org to design and to construct the park, which will be on city-donated ground.


Independence was one of 3,000 total causes submitted and was selected as one of the 100 finalists. Forty projects will each receive $25,000 in funding. The winners are announced on May 22.