CVS collaborates with builder, city of L.A. to open multi-access playground for all kids

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark, Boundless Playgrounds and the city of Los Angeles have announced the grand opening of a new playground at the Rosecrans Recreation Center in Los Angeles that provides access for children of all abilities to play together.

Construction of the playground is funded in part by a $250,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, along with $50,000 donated by the city of Los Angeles.

The playground, officially unveiled today, is located at Rosecrans Recreation Center about 10 miles southeast of Los Angeles International Airport. To celebrating the opening, an event lasts from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and includes free health screenings, refreshments, face painting and other family activities.

This marks the opening of the city’s third Boundless playground, and the 11th playground in the community that is handicapped accessible. GameTime, the manufacturer of the new playground, provided equipment consisting of universally accessible pathways, surfacing and ramps to the highest play deck. The playground also includes special ground level play activities, near wheelchair accessible platform centers, to promote social and physical interaction between children of all abilities. In addition, the city of Los Angeles will be adding an accessible ground level playhouse island in the middle of a sand area.

Since 2006, CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS Caremark that is dedicated to making life easier for children with disabilities, has donated more than $2 million to the building of Boundless playgrounds nationwide.

CVS Caremark’s signature playground projects include three $250,000 grants to the playground that opens today in Los Angeles, another playground that opened in Dallas last March, and a third playground opening in Boston next spring. Plans for three more signature playgrounds are also underway.

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