The Freedom Playground Foundation in Tampa is partnering with
Hardeman Kempton & Associates Landscape Architects to design more
parks and playgrounds in the Tampa Bay region.
"We charge a fee
for the design, but that's it," says Stefani Busansky, the
mom-turned-activist entrepreneur who spearheaded the effort to create
Freedom Playground for children of all abilities at McFarlane
on MacDill Avenue in West Tampa.
"We've been working
with Plants4myyard.com, a business that targets do-it-yourself
homeowners. We have a very symbiotic relationship,'' Busansky says.
"Proceeds from their sales go to the Freedom Playground Foundation
We like the concept of working with a community-based organization."
began the push to make parks more accessible in 2004 for children
unable to use traditional playground equipment.
now 10, was in a wheelchair," Busansky explains. "We'd go to parks and
it was just difficult to get around."
The Freedom Playground
Foundation, a nonprofit organization that builds universally designed
equipment for playgrounds, parks and gardens, has since built
playgrounds at Grady
, and for the cities of Temple Terrace
Foundation collaborates with Plants4MyYard.com
entreprenuerial effort by award-winning architect and arborist Ted
Kempton that offers DIY homeowners in the Tampa Bay region the ability
to buy plants and mulch online and have them delivered directly to their
also does affordable custom designs and, for an
additional charge, will install the plants for homeowners.
Plants4MyYard.com donates a portion of its sales back to Freedom
Source: Stephani Busansky, Freedom Playground