Fun For All Playground project receives $100,000 donation

Published: Feb. 6, 2019 at 5:46 PM CST
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The Fun for all Playground is getting a big boost in funding.

The park meant for everyone is under construction now right now at Central Park in College Station. It will be the first park of its kind in the Brazos Valley. This week a local business owner announced he's donating $100,000 to the project.

"It's going to be such an asset for our community. It's going to be wonderful for the kids, the parents and even those without disabilities," said Parten Wakefield. His business, Dreamers Land and Minerals, is donating the money.

His donation is helping get closer to future goals for the park.

"We are very excited about that. It will allow us to get closer to matching that $500,000 from that grant that we announced back in October," said David Gerling, Fun for All Playground Co-Chair.

Gerling has been working to bring the playground to life for five years. Construction continues at Central Park for a new splash pad, swings and climbing areas.

"Phase two will include the entry plaza, the Crow Field and some other amenities," he said.

The recent weather has impacted the construction timeline. Initially, they thought the playground would open by March. Now, it's looking like it could be the end of April or early May for phase one.

"Whether it's a small amount or large amount. Every little bit helps. And to make this thing come together and get all the phases built," he said.

The Playground Committee said phase one cost about $1 million, while phase two will cost about $1.5 million.

If you'd like to help with the project you can contact David Gerling at his email: or visit the Fun for All Playground website in the related links section of this story.