Coming to antioch in 2023

Inclusive Play for ALL!

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NorthBridge Church is partnering with the national experts, Unlimited Play, to design and build Antioch’s first inclusive playground for the community.

This playground will enable all children — regardless of their abilities — to play together, side by side. It will also allow parents and caregivers with disabilities to play with their children. NorthBridge Church is a fully accessible church — ALL are welcome!

How does this benefit the community?

In Antioch, statistically 1 in 10 people have a disability. And yet, there are no playgrounds here that welcome everyone equally. Building an inclusive playground in our community will help break down barriers and bring people and families together. Inclusive play brings together children of all abilities, creating a sense of community where all children feel nurtured, valued, encouraged and respected. And research shows that communities thrive when their children thrive.

Why Is NorthBridge building an all-inclusive playground for the community?

Play is critical for a child’s development. It builds imagination, enhances independence, promotes physical activity, fosters healthy brain development and eases anxiety. Playgrounds are designed specifically for kids, but not all kids. Rarely will you find children with disabilities able to enjoy the local playground equipment. Why not? Because it’s not designed nor accessible for them. They may not be able to climb stairs to enjoy the thrill of a slide, use a typical swing, nor jump on to the merry-go-round.

We’re going to change that in Antioch, but we can't do it without you!

A Uniquely Designed Playground for Children With And Without Disabilities.

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This community playground features:
  • Safe, smooth, solid surfacing ideal for those with mobility devices
  • Ramp access to all levels of the playground
  • Transfer decks throughout
  • Specialized seating and handholds
  • Modified swing for children of all abilities
  • Quiet space for sensory needs
  • Musical elements
  • Communication, sensory and play panels
  • And much more!
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Join us in the efforts to build this accessible community Playground!

Your generous support will enable ALL children and caregivers of all abilities the opportunity to experience the joys and benefits of play. This destination playground will truly impact thousands of people each year.

Ways to Support

From individuals making donations, businesses sponsoring playground equipment, corporations contributing grants and volunteers offering gifts of time, we welcome your involvement.
  • Make a gift Become a sponsor
  • Underwrite a piece of equipment
  • Make an in-kind donation
  • Check with your company to see if they will match your gift
  • Hold a fundraiser Make the donation in the name of your family or group or club
  • Host a party and invite your friends and family to donate in honor of someone you love with special needs or disabilities
  • Remember this community inclusive playground in your will
Become a Sponsor

Together,
we can create a destination playground for our community.

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Racing Slides


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Climbing Stumps

Climbing Stumps


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Silly Face Reach Panel


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Braille Clock

Braille Clock


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Silly Tree

Silly Tree


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Chattery


Thank you GRAND Foundation!

Glider

Glider


Thank you Matthias Academy!

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Spinner


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Tall Chimes

Tall Chimes


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Quiet Grove


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Congas

Congas


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Swings

Swings


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Roller Slide

Roller Slide


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Concerto Vibes

Concerto Vibes


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Sign Language Board


Thank you Anonymous Donor!

Give the Gift of Play!

Gifting is a monetary donation toward general playground funding, providing items such as solid surfacing, concrete, ramping, playground equipment, etc. Gifting members' names will be specially displayed within the playground. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donation / Sponsorship

  • (Check all that apply)
  • (e.g: level of sponsorship, interested in a specific piece of equipment, or let us know another form of gift)

Contribute Online

You can give through NorthBridge or through Unlimited Play. Either way, 100% of your gift will go to the Playground Fund and is fully tax deductible.

Give by Check

Please make checks payable the preferred organization. Either way, 100% of your gift will go to the Playground Fund and is fully tax deductible.

Please write PLAYGROUND
in the memo line

Please write NORTHBRIDGE
in the memo line

Service Times


Sunday Services Every Week
In-Person & Online
9AM & 10:45AM

Join Us


NorthBridge Church
18724 IL Route 173
Antioch, IL 60002

Contact Us


(847) 838-0800
thebridge@northbridgechurch.org