As a young family of four, we moved into the Village in September of 2017 to take the Lead Pastoral position at Millbrook Christian Assembly. Our approach to ministry, is first to strive to recognize the needs of the community around us and then work towards meeting those needs.
With great anticipation and excitement to see our family and church family grow over this next season, we began to notice one of the needs in our community of Millbrook.
We have identified the lack of community playgrounds, especially ones that are accessibility focused. In speaking with a number of long time residents of Millbrook, outside of our church family, this need has been confirmed time and time again.
As Millbrook is a growing Community with new housing and a new arena, we eagerly desire to meet the need of providing safe and exciting playground equipment.
Being aware of some of the challenges that impact children with disabilities, we have focused on creating a playground that would be enjoyable for everyone. By adding our sensory stations with swings, spinners and hammocks, we are able to provide an exciting experience for children, of all abilities.
We believe that Millbrook Christian Assembly is uniquely positioned in the Village to be home to such a park. On the south side of our parking lot there is a large grassy field that Millbrook Christian Assembly is desiring to make available for a community accessibility focused playground.
By being located in the west end of the Village this would also encourage new families coming into town, to connect with the older side of Millbrook.
One tree stood in the way of making the dream possible, this tree was naturally uprooted during the last winter storm of 2018. Once down and lying across the lawn, it organically became a playground for 15 or more kids on any given afternoon.
Recognizing the tree was not the safest playground, we knew we needed to act swiftly in providing a playground the children would be proud to call their own.