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Ground broken on inclusive playground in Fremont

The Kiwanis Club of Fremont wants to make sure no child is left without a safe place to play.

FREMONT, Ohio — One local group is working to make sure no child is left without a safe place to play.

The Kiwanis Club of Fremont broke ground on a new inclusive playground at Rodger Young Park.

The playground is in celebration of the Kiwanis Club of Fremont's 100-year anniversary.

"To celebrate its 100-year milestone, the Kiwanis Club of Fremont could think of no better way to serve its community and the children of the world than by installing an inclusive play park here in Fremont, at Rodger Young Park. The Kiwanis Play Park will support inclusive play activities for people of all ages and abilities..," the organization said in a statement.

Club members raised about $600,000 for the project with the hope of allowing children of all abilities to come together and play.

"Giving that part of our community a place they can be welcome and play, this will be fun for everybody," said Tom Bowlus of Kiwanis Club of Fremont. "We want to embrace everyone in our community."

The group hopes to have the playground open for everyone come September 18, when a larger celebration for the club's 100-year milestone will be held.

Donations are still needed and accepted; visit the Kiwanis Club of Fremont website for more on how you can help out.

Another inclusive playground at Rotary Park in Perrysburg will be open in the middle of July for kids to enjoy.