All-Inclusive Discovery Playground Officially Open

Opportunities Without Boundaries

Where everyone, regardless of ability or disability, is welcomed



Lisle, IL – Lisle Park District, in partnership with Unlimited Play Playgrounds, is excited to announce the opening of the community’s first, universally accessible playground, aptly named “Discovery Playground,” located in Community Park (1825 Short St., Lisle).

With the help of the nonprofit, Unlimited Play, a generous $100,000 donation from Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation, and overwhelming support from local businesses and residents alike, the project broke ground late summer, 2019. While there were some speedbumps along the way, the community came together to make the vision of an inclusive playground possible. Thanks to the tireless efforts and impressive skill of Lisle Park District Parks and Playground Specialists, the playground was constructed and officially opened to the public at a ribbon cutting on Saturday, August 29.

As mentioned during the small ceremony by Lisle Park District Director, Dan Garvy, none of this would have been possible without the support of local organizations, in addition to Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation, like SEASPAR, The Main Street Organization of Realtors, as well as great support from the Lisle community and beyond. The park district is proud to provide an inclusive, safe play space for all ages and abilities, and could not be prouder of the work done by parks staff to make the mission a reality.

Director Garvy summed up the opportunity to bring this project to the community, particularly during this difficult time period, saying “Let Discovery Playground, Opportunities without Boundaries, serve as a testament to what a community can do together, and be a beacon of inspiration and hope moving forward.” Children and adults, with and without disabilities and/or critical illnesses, will have the opportunity to play, learn, and grow, in a space specifically designed to remove physical and social barriers.

Unlimited Play is a nonprofit organization that works with communities to build universally inclusive playgrounds to promote health and wellness and change communities by providing freedom of play for all children. The organization helps plan, design, and build fully accessible playgrounds, allowing children – regardless of their abilities – to play together.

Donations are still being accepted, so please share, donate, and/or spread the word - every penny counts!


 

MAKE AN IMPACT – Donate Now!

Donate Online through PayPal & Facebook or by Check


If you want to join the movement and contribute to Discovery Playground – Opportunities Without Boundaries, please select one of the 3 options below to make a donation – online through PayPal & Facebook or by check through the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation.*

All donations over $500 will be recognized on the Donor Wall -or- by sponsoring a piece of equipment!

*Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which means that any contributions made to the organization are tax-deductible.

Learn about Donor Wall

Learn about Equipment Sponsorship




DONATE VIA PayPal

  1. Select the donate button below
  2. Sign in to PayPal
  3. Follow the instructions to make a tax-deductible donation towards the project through the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation
  4. Enter Discovery Playground in the special instructions to the seller section
  5. Submit payment





DONATE VIA Facebook Fundraiser

  1. Select the donate button below
  2. Follow the instructions to make a tax-deductible donation towards the project through the Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation Facebook Fundraiser
  3. Enter payment information
  4. Submit payment

Donate Via Facebook Fundraiser




DONATE BY Check
Make Check Donations Payable To:
Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation
Write in Memo: Discovery Playground

Mail Checks To:
Lisle Park District
Attn: Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation
1925 Ohio Street, Lisle, IL 60532


Questions? Please contact Dan Garvy at dgarvy@lisleparkdistrict.org or 630-353-4310.


Host a Fundraiser

Whether you are a resident, local business or just supporter of our mission at the Lisle Park District, you can host a fundraiser to raise funds and help us make the new all-inclusive Discovery Playground a reality!


  • Lemonade Stand: Summer is here, and who doesn't love a good lemonade stand on the corner? Feel free to think outside the box and add your own twist!
  • Bake Sale: Who doesn't love a good sweet treat? Host a neighborhood bake sale and donate the proceeds.
  • Garage Sale: Have you been spring cleaning or purging your house after watching Marie Kondo? Then, host a garage sale to get rid of some of your unwanted belongings and donate a percentage of the proceeds.
  • Sales Percentage: Donate a percentage of revenue from sales during a specified time-frame
  • Retail Round-Up: Offer your customers an option to round up to the nearest dollar or add on to their bill.
  • Wall of Explorers: Encourage customers to donate by honoring their own original artwork! When a donation has been collected, reward your customers' philanthropy by displaying their masterpieces in your place of business. Print off this magnifying glass coloring activity to start your very own Wall of Explorers today!

Download Magnifying Glass Coloring Activity




Need some flyers, posters or donation forms? You can download & print marketing materials to help spread the word about Discovery Playground right here.

Download Flyer & Donation Form

Download Poster


Donor Wall

Leave a Legacy...Put your name on our playground! Donor Wall Sponsorships start at $500. Donors will be proudly and permanently recognized in a prominent location on site.*


Donation Amount Donor Level
$500 – $999 Pathfinder
$1,000 – $9,999 Explorer
$10,000 – $24,999 Pioneer
$25,000 & Up Groundbreaker

*Donor wall inscriptions are limited to 20 characters (spaces are considered a character).

Download Donation Form


Equipment Sponsorship Opportunities

Please note that item quantities are limited and may no longer be available – check for 'DONATED' notation below. Lisle Park District will confirm sponsorship upon receipt of both the Donation Form and the gift amount. Equipment may not be identical to photos in this catalog (color variance, etc.).

All donations are tax-deductible. Lisle Park District reserves the right to reject sponsorships.

Download Donation Form

Download Equipment Sponsorship Catalog



Discovery Playground Equipment Items


Gibraltar Summit Apollo Spinner Rail Rider

Biggo Solo Swing Surface Spinner Roller Slide

Concerto Instruments Tikes Peak Play Shade

Team Totter Quantum Slide Tree Climber

Slamom Slide Noodle Roof Lumberjack Climber

Steel Mesh Roof Double Wall Climber Fire Escape Climber

Alex's Lemonade Stand Inclusive Swing Seat


Thank You To Our Donors

We are beyond grateful. Thank you to those who have donated to support the new all-inclusive Discovery Playground in Lisle Community Park. Donors are listed below in alphabetical order.



Businesses & Foundations

Arboretum Wealth & Trust Management Bank Financial Dover Foundation
Duke Energy DuPage Medical Group The Home Depot Foundation
Kiwanis Club of Lisle Lisle Community Service Corporation Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival
Lisle Lions Club Lisle Partners for Parks Foundation Lisle Woman's Club
Mainstreet Organization of Realtors PiperJaffray Rotary Club of Lisle
Signature Design Group, Inc. Westside Tractor Sales Co.  


Individuals & Families

PJ Jisook Alper Jessica Armour Ardizzone Cindy Biechler
Kimmlyn Biedermann & Family Richard Brink Karen Burris
Donna Sreniawski Cahill Tom & Susan Camasta Camp Summer Quest 2019
Kathleen Candler Carballo Family Carla Cook
Don Cook Briana Corso & Porcia Park Matthew Corso
Dolores Curbis The Garvy Family PJ Harrison
Sharon Helderle Jan Peterson Hincapie Tom & Margaret Hough
April Kalad Bob Klaeren The Kosartes Family
Jim Krane Sara Durkin Kurganov Karyn Labedz
Roger & Lisa Leone Betty Long Andrew Marks
Jane Martin Linnea Matson & Jim Nelson Ted McKendall
Badrinarayan Melkote Catherine Morava Christy Nader
Marc & Pat Newman Martha Nilles Michael & Jennifer Olson & Family
Debbie Pawlowicz Pratish Pillay David M. Richter
Mia Rubenstein Kerry Senesac Todd Shamberg
Briana Silver & The Silver Family Margaret Sima Kathy Doheny Sindewald
Eliot Slavik Teresa Razma Surdyk Ibrahim & Mariam Syed
Lorna Turner Dave VanKampen Kamila ViaDerek
William & Marion Wald John J. Waldron, Jr. Patricia Walsh
Dennis & Kathleen Webb Jill Magsam Zmaczynski Dennis & Bernadette Oblak

To those who have chosen to be anonymous donors and are not listed above, your generous support has not gone unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.