Volunteer Work Day to Prepare Sensory Garden Playground for First Phase


Contact: Margie Wilhelmi, Wheaton Park District
Phone: 630-510-4984, [email protected]
Date: June 7, 2013

Wheaton, IL – The Sensory Playground Committee organized its first volunteer workday on Wednesday, June 5 at the playground location in Danada Park South.

In attendance at the work day were 25 staff from BMO Harris, Kiwanis Club of Wheaton and several Wheaton Park District park staff members. For BMO Harris the Sensory Garden Playground volunteer workday was one of more than 470 workday events that their staff participated in.

“Just in one day, we had more than 5,600 employees helping out on 470 different community projects. We chose the Sensory Garden Playground because we wanted to help get the project started and see the importance for this playground,” stated Natalia LoDestro, Assistant Vice President at BMO Harris.

During the workday, volunteers cleared away 3 truckloads of debris and removed brush; opening the entrance to the area designated for the building of the first phase of the project.

Sensory Garden Playground, Play for All, will be the first playground of its kind in the western suburbs. It will create a barrier-free, universally designed outdoor play-space for the children of DuPage County and beyond. It offers a safe, fun environment for families who have children with Autism, Sensory Integration Disorder or other disabilities.

For more information about the Sensory Garden Playground, Play for All or to volunteer at a future work day, please contact us.