MADISON'S PLACE INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUND
Madison Claire Foundation has partnered with Maplewood Mall & Washington Prime Group to continue to build upon the spirit of Madison’s Place by building an Indoor Inclusive Playground at Maplewood Mall. Maplewood Mall has donated over 6,700 square feet of retail space to the Madison Claire Foundation and is working alongside side the foundation to help raise the funds needed to bring year round inclusive play to the Twin Cities. Madison's Place at Maplewood Mall is modeled after our first inclusive playground project- Madison's Place in Woodbury - and will include rubberized surfacing, a fully ramped play structure, custom sensory tunnel, sensory play components, accessible sand diggers and more!
Today’s donation will directly contribute to building Madison’s Place at Maplewood Mall. Give the gift of play!
About the Madison Claire Foundation
Madison Claire Foundation was created in the memory of Madison Claire Millington. Madison was born on May 16, 2002 and passed away in her mommy's arms on August 17, 2004 due to complications from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). We continue to honor Madison with her foundation, dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and families living with physical and developmental disabilities by giving them the opportunity to play alongside all others through the building of universal accessible playgrounds.
About Madison’s Place
Madison's Place Playground, the East Metro’s first inclusive playground located in Woodbury at the HealthEast Sports Center, opened on June 4, 2016 - a fully universal accessible - inclusive playground where children with and without disabilities can play together side by side, fostering friendships, understanding and acceptance. Madison's Place has 16,000 square feet of playing space that includes a play structure that is fully ramped, rubberized surfacing, play panels for cognitive and sensory development, ground level play components that can be accessed by all children and parents, a sway fun glider with wheelchair access, a double zip line that includes a bucket harnessed seat, and more. Additionally there is an accessible splash pad and bathroom facilities.
Since the opening of Madison's Place, the Madison Claire Foundation has had the pleasure of consulting on future inclusive playground projects in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Check out Madison's Place - Woodbury Grand Opening: https://youtu.be/VyEt-hbuZoM
Check out MPR News on Madison's Place: https://youtu.be/SGnLa2r0NH8