SARTELL -- Three area Lions Clubs are kicking off their fundraising efforts to bring an all-inclusive playground to Sartell.

The Sartell, St. Stephen and LeSauk Lions Clubs are partnering, along with the City and the Sartell-St. Stephen School District, to replace the aging and traditional playground equipment at Lions Park with new equipment that will meet the needs of all children.

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Some of the amenities include wheelchair ramps, adapted swings, ground-level activities, and most importantly a pour and play surface.

The three organizations are holding a community kick-off event Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Blue Line in Sartell. A golf outing is also scheduled for July 25th.

The total cost of the project is $400,000 with the hopes of the Lions Clubs receiving a $100,000 matching grant to help with the cost.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to fund the project. You can also mail in a check donation to the Waters Church or Liberty Bank with "Inclusive Playground" written in the memo.

Lions Park was built in 2004 with the help of a Department of Natural Resources grant.


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