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CONTACT: Barbara Woodford, Alapocas Run and Wilmington State Parks, 302-577-5020, ; or Necia Beck, Delaware State Parks 302-739-9175,

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The Can-Do Playground celebrates its fifth birthday

WILMINGTON (July 9, 2012) – Delaware State Parks and six Wilmington-area Rotary clubs will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the opening of the Can-Do Playground by hosting a birthday party on Wednesday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to noon. The celebration will include giveaways and the “Nature on the Go” cart, with activities for the kids. Families and friends are invited to join the party at the Can-Do Playground where all children can play without limitations.

More than 150 people per day visit the popular Can Do Playground at Alapocas Run State Park. The Can-Do Playground, the first public playground of its kind in Delaware, is a place where children of all abilities are able to join in the fun with friends and family in imaginative, interactive and dramatic play.

Members of six Wilmington-area Rotary clubs conceived the idea for the Can-Do Playground as a way to celebrate the Centennial of Rotary International in 2007. Since then, the playground has become a prime feature of Alapocas Run State Park, located near the intersection of Foulk and Weldin Roads in North Wilmington.

More information is available by calling the Wilmington State Parks Office, 302-577-7020 or The Blue Ball Barn at 302-577-1164. Admission to the Can-Do Celebration is free; however, park entry fees are in effect. More information about the Can-Do Playground is available at More information about Delaware State Parks is available at  

Vol. 42, No. 256

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