Jana Beck’s two year old son Bailey-Jack was born with Down Syndrome. Beck created a cookbook to raise money to help others with special needs. She soon cooked up an idea to use the money to build a park.
“I didn’t' know what to do with that money so I decided to look into something different that would help these kids and a park is what I found,” says Beck.
Legacy Park will be a playground where thousands of special needs children in the Arklamiss can play safely. It will be one of a kind for the area, and will follow similar guidelines as a park in Shreveport. The park will come equipped with wheel chair ramps and backed swings, just to name a few. There will also be features designed give kids hands on experience using music and water.
The 25,000 square-foot space for the project is being donated by the Lincoln Parish Park and the rest of the park is solely funded on donations, and funding has a long way to go.
“We are sitting right at about 24,000 and we need 300, 000,” says Beck. If you would like to make a donation or participate in one of the fundraising events you can visit http://www.legacyparkofruston.blogspot.com