Unlimited Play in Independence, Missouri!
A donor who supported the work of Unlimited Play in the St. Louis area approached the city of Independence to inquire about building Kansas City's very first Unlimited Play playground. The City of Independence quickly saw the value of a truly universally accessible playground as Jackson County serves a large percentage of both children and adults with disabilities. An accessible playground project was moved up in the Master Plan to 2012 thanks to a State Farm competition that awarded the project $25,000 for its launch. The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation joined the project bringing an All Ability ballfield. McCoy Park is the first site in the nation for both a Call Ripken All Ability ballfield and an Unlimited Play playground.
Community members and local students came together to decide that the project is a perfect opportunity to celebrate the area's rich historic roots as the beginning of the 3 pioneer trail systems: Oregon, Santa Fe, and the California Naming for the playground has yet to be determined.