Some of the neighborhood’s most involved community groups, such as the Lake Highlands Exchange Club, Lake Highlands Women’s League and Junior Women’s League, have spent years working toward the goal of building a playground that would be accessible to all children, regardless of any physical, mental or sensory disabilities.
Recently, the Lake Highlands Junior Women’s League unveiled new renderings of what the planned playground might look like, with brightly colored turf, a wide range of climbable structures and a seating area for parents. It was part of their promotion for Run the Highlands, which will raise funds to help turn the drawings into reality. The 5k and 10k event is set for April 28, with registration open now for all levels. The race is also seeking business sponsors, but move quickly. The deadline to sponsor the event is Feb. 9.