Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa, Inc.
$5,000 - Accessible Playground/Ball Field
This grant will help to fund a project to provide aquatic waterproof wheelchairs that will be available in the Zoo’s Wallaroo Station, an Australian-themed children’s area. Wallaroo Station features animals from Australia and includes a wheelchair-accessible water play area in the center where children of all ages and physical abilities can cool off in the fountains. The aquatic wheelchairs will allow children and adults living with disabilities to have access to the fountain area and fully participate in water play activities with their friends and families. Grant funds will help to underwrite the purchase of 4 aquatic wheelchairs for the program. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Award #1U59DD000838-01).