Mosser Aids Efforts in Development of All-Inclusive Play Park

As a community-minded corporation, Mosser proudly supported a recent service project designed to benefit the children of Fremont.

Spearheaded by the Kiwanis Club of Fremont, construction was completed this month for a brand new inclusive playground at Rodger Young Park. This new play park, supported through nearly $600,000 in fundraising, features equipment designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities. A formal ribbon cutting to unveil the new park took place Oct. 14, with community volunteers, parents, and children in attendance, and proclamations being delivered from local officials.

For Mosser, the playground project provided an opportunity for the building contractor to continue its commitment toward improving the social and economic welfare of communities.

"Helping out the community – that’s a part of who we are at Mosser."

said Craig Schalk, superintendent.

The company did layout work on the site, placed additional fill for the foundations, installed the new curbs and sidewalks, and helped with equipment foundations and the assembly of the playground equipment itself, with much of that time being donated. A community build effort by Kiwanis was also used for the nuts and bolts assembly of the equipment which made the project even more rewarding to have so many willing to help.

In celebrating 100 years, the local Kiwanis chapter drove the project, receiving support from the City of Fremont, the Sandusky Board of Development Disabilities, and countless community volunteers.

The all-inclusive park includes wheelchair swings and a wheelchair-accessible merry-go-round, as well as an imaginative play structure, spinners and spring rides. In addition, a rubberized -type surface was installed by the equipment manufacturer to make for safer falls.

City officials noted that residents of Fremont needed to travel outside the county to locate an inclusive playground. This included Shawna and Patrick, the parents of preschooler Jessa Callaway who has cerebral palsy. They had to visit Port Clinton to find equipment more suitable to Jessa’s needs. With the new Fremont park now open, Jessa will have access to a play environment that welcomes kids and families of all abilities to learn, play and grow together, the parents said.

Fundraising for the second phase of the project, which will include more seating and landscaping, is underway.

With offices in Fremont and Maumee, Ohio, Mosser has been building quality projects for clients since 1948. K-12 schools, universities, hospitals, highways, commercial, manufacturing facilities, and water treatment plants are just the start of its capabilities. Mosser gets the most complex projects done because it offers a variety of services and has built a skilled workforce that keeps the company competitive in a busy market. As an ESOP employee-owned company, Mosser literally owns its quality of workmanship on every project.

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