Harvest Community Park

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The Need

As a young family of four, we moved into the Village in September of 2017 to take the Lead Pastoral position at Millbrook Christian Assembly.  Our approach to ministry, is first to strive to recognize the needs of the community around us and then work towards meeting those needs. 


With great anticipation and excitement to see our family and church family grow over this next season, we began to notice one of the needs in our community of Millbrook.  


We have identified the lack of community playgrounds, especially ones that are accessibility focused. In speaking with a number of long time residents of Millbrook, outside of our church family, this need has been confirmed time and time again. 


As Millbrook is a growing Community with new housing and a new arena, we eagerly desire to meet the need of providing safe and exciting playground equipment. 


Being aware of some of the challenges that impact children with disabilities, we have focused on creating a playground that would be enjoyable for everyone. By adding our sensory stations with swings, spinners and hammocks, we are able to provide an exciting experience for children, of all abilities.


We believe that Millbrook Christian Assembly is uniquely positioned in the Village to be home to such a park.  On the south side of our parking lot there is a large grassy field that Millbrook Christian Assembly is desiring to make available for a community accessibility focused playground.  


By being located in the west end of the Village this would also encourage new families coming into town, to connect with the older side of Millbrook. 


One tree stood in the way of making the dream possible, this tree was naturally uprooted during the last winter storm of 2018. Once down and lying across the lawn, it organically became a playground for 15 or more kids on any given afternoon. 


Recognizing the tree was not the safest playground, we knew we needed to act swiftly in providing a playground the children would be proud to call their own.

The Target 

Our goal it to provide a high quality, exciting playground for children of all abilities to play at, as well as a place for families to gather and deepen community relations. 

The Company


In wanting to ensure that the playground would meet all safety standards and be of the highest quality, the Playground Planners company out of Ottawa Ontario seemed to be the best fit for this project

The Equipment

Below you will find just a few of the equipment selections that we have designed into this project...

  • Rail-Rider

    Part swing and part rollercoaster

     - providing a smooth, quick glide back and forth along an overhead rail. each bay accommodates a single rider on either a standard disc style swing seat or a accessible swing seat. The special Rail-Rider inclusive configuration approved by Unlimited Play features two bays (one standard, one accessible) so that children of all abilities can soar side by side.  

  • Revolution inclusive spinner

    The Revolution Inclusive Spinner is a fully accessible giant leap forward from the traditional merry-go-round, which has been a playground staple for decades. There are multiple seating options and plenty of room for standup fun as well. The Revolution Spinner is a great way to add fun ADA-inclusive and intergenerational play to your playground. With accessible seats at wheelchair height and room for up to 10 users, the Revolution Spinner is designed for everyone to enjoy

  • Mantis (90 Foot ZipLine) 

    A variety of play

    patterns help children of all abilities stimulate their senses and boost confidence through interaction. Whenever possible, all children should have meaningful inclusive play experiences.

    ADA Physical: Promotes balance, strength, coordination, and vestibular stimulation to support the development of both fine and gross motor skills.

    Bring the feeling of flight to your playground with the Mantis cableway! The innovative design provides a controlled yet thrilling ride for children who want to soar.

  • Solo Spinners

    A variety of play patterns help

    children of all abilities stimulate their senses and boost confidence through interaction. Whenever possible, all children should have meaningful inclusive play experiences.

    ADA Physical: Promotes balance, strength, coordination, and vestibular stimulation to support the development of both fine and gross motor skills.

The Cost

While applications have been submitted for Government Grants, if approved they will only cover a portion of this community project, donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. 


The total cost of all phases of this park will be 184,668.49 which may seem impossible but with a lot of work, community support and a bit of favour in grants, and contests it is more than achievable. 

How to Contribute

There are 2 ways to contribute towards this community project:


Coming Soon you will be able to give on line with Canada Helps

CanadaHelps - use the online form below to donate now. (note that 3.5% will go to CanadaHelps for their services, Charitable Giving receipts will be issued from CanadaHelps )


or


Millbrook Christian Assembly - donations can be mailed to or given directly via cash, cheque or debit (note that 100% of the donation will go towards Harvest Community Park, Charitable Giving receipts will be issued from Millbrook Christian Assembly)