Frequently Asked Questions
When will the playground be finished?
We are very happy to say that Mason’s Mission Playground at Pendleton Park is complete! We suggest you come visit us! We have plans for a brand new accessible bathroom to include child and adult changing tables, extra spacing and a hoyer lift! We plan on getting this done this spring in time for summer 2019. We will also for 2020 be working on a possible water park!!!! Also as inclusive as possible!
What happens after the playground is built?
We won't stop there. We plan with our annual fundraisers and other organizational support plan on building new playgrounds in other area's of WNY. We have started the process again at The Arc Erie County Green Acres school were Mason and Matthew attend school. We have also partnered up with the Village of Lewiston to start the process there in the hopes to have both of these done the Mason’s Mission way by the end of 2019.
Contact the foundation if your town would like to inquire on how to build play spaces the right way, the INCLUSIVE way.
We will also through our fundraising efforts role out hopefully in 2019 a grant platform for College seniors looking to advance there education in the fields of Special Education and/or pediatric physical or occupational therapy. We are looking to partner up with Canisius College for this which is Jason's Alma Matar.
Family assistance is always a priority for us! Aid parents both financially and emotionally as they try to weed their way through the rigors of having a "limited edition" child.
What types of disabilities will the playground account for?
Our playground will be able to accommodate children AND adults with mobility, sensory, strength, and other limitations. There will be equipment that can accommodate both adult and child sized wheelchairs, an area specially designed for autistic children, and other equipment designed for assisted and supported play. See some of the renderings in our Gallery.
how can i help?
Our fundraising is ongoing, as we continue to build Mason’s Missions all around WNY. You can give here, and you can connect us with companies and other folks you think might be interested in helping! Click Connect to send us a message with suggestions.
Long term we also hope to have resources available for families with undiagnosed children - if you think you'll be able to help in that regard, send us a message.
Visit our Connect page and ask away!