Fallenstein Playground Fundraising Goal Reached: $600,000

(Mankato, MN) – The fundraising goal of $600,000 to build an inclusive playground in North Mankato has now been reached.

The Miracle League says a private donor stepped forward to provide the final $75,000 needed to meet the goal and the Fallenstein Playground is on track to be built in spring of 2018. The groundbreaking for the project took place two weeks ago.

The Fallenstein Playground, named for Al and Erla Fallenstein is an inclusive, accessible playground. Inclusive playgrounds offer the chance for children of all abilities and ages to play side by side with their peers. The main feature of the playground is the surface- a rubberized, continuous surface that offers the opportunity for everyone to access the playground.

“We are overwhelmed with the generosity of our community. Our team is thrilled to have reached the fundraising goal for the playground before the end of this year,” said Executive Director of the Miracle League Eric Sletten.

“We want to thank everyone who supported the fundraising efforts for the playground. We are fortunate to live in communities that step forward and support projects such as the Fallenstein Playground. It will be a wonderful addition to our area.”

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