(WBIR-Oneida) After three years of fundraising, a Scott County woman is seeing her dream come to life.
Crews are almost done assembling a special needs playground at Oneida City Park.
It has been a personal mission for Amy Martin of Oneida, that started in 2010 through Play With No Boundaries. Her 5-year-old son, Joseph Martin, lives with developmental delays. He has trouble playing on the equipment at the park.
"I always ask everybody, take a moment and think one of your earliest childhood memories. What is it? And normally, everyone always says something to do with play," Martin said.
The playground cost about $163,000; she is still $25,000 short.
The new playground, just across the lawn from the other equipment, has several features that make it safe for kids of all abilities or disabilities.
Double wide ramps make it easy for wheelchairs to pass each other. There's also features for kids with sensory issues and railings to help kids avoid falling. Crews still have to install fully supported swings and rubber surfacing.
"It just means a lot to me that a dream that I started as a personal mission, for my son, grew into something like this," Martin said.
It will also give kids with disabilities more independence on the playground.
Playground equipment started to arrive last week.
Martin expects it to open to the public within the next two weeks.