Natasha Lovato / NewsBreak Denver
(Castle Rock, Colo.) The grand reopening of the Butterfield Crossing Park celebrates inclusivity for all kids, regardless of intellectual and physical abilities.
The Possibilities Playground has accessible features to ensure everyone can play together with braille sensory structures, wheelchair-accessible swings, zip lines, and signs that help nonverbal kids communicate.
Additionally, visitors can enjoy new basketball and pickleball courts, enhanced gathering spaces and shade structures, improved accessibility and lighting, new walking paths and trail connections, and an outdoor fitness course.
Marne Hansen, executive director for Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation, stated that the community is itching to enjoy the new park features.
“Everyone is really supportive, curious and excited. Our families with disabled family members especially,” Hansen said.
Hansen also shared that the foundation raised $1.1 million to create Possibilities Playground and still hopes for additional grants, sponsors, and other donations to help the foundation reach its $1.3 million goal.
Now, the wait is over, and guests can enjoy a grand opening celebration.
The celebration is from 5 to 8 p.m. on June 9 at Butterfield Crossing Park, 3952 W. Butterfield Crossing Dr. in Castle Rock.
The event is free to attend and will feature a ribbon cutting, crafts, a dance performance by PerformAbility, adaptive sports demonstrations, a DJ, food trucks, face painting, and a photo booth.
Guests are also invited to dress like superheroes as they meet their favorite characters, including Batman, Captain America, and Wonder Woman.
The park’s lots will be reserved for ADA-accessible parking for the event. Castle Rock residents are encouraged to walk, bike to the park, or take the free town trolley from the Castle View High School back parking lot at 5254 N. Meadows Dr. in Castle Rock.