Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Dreams Come True

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Dreams Come True

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Four-year-old Parker Pustejovsky had a dream to rebuild a park to honor his father and other first responders whose lives were tragically taken in the West Fertilizer Explosion in West, Texas, on April 17, 2013. What started as a simple idea to sell hotdogs, quickly turned into a significant fundraising event that garnered a wealth of support from all across the country. Over the next two years, Parker's Park Project raised more than $200,000 in addition to donated materials for the park rebuild.

Playground equipment companies Child's Play Inc. and BCI Burke Premier Play Environments were chosen by Parker's Park Project to do 100 percent of the design, including all of the custom items. They oversaw the entire project from budgeting and design to installation. "We agreed to donate 100 percent of any labor on the project and helped organize the community installation of the playground. We also reached out to my manufactures to request special pricing and contributions to the project," says Jay Robertson of Child's Play Inc. …

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