Kenadi’s Playground at Jorgensen Park

an inclusive playground community-build project

In cooperation with the City of Spearfish, the community built all-inclusive Kenadi’s Playground at Jorgensen Park project will go way beyond accessibility.  This play and recreation space will address the needs of the whole child, and of every child, regardless of their age or ability.  

Sensory-rich play components include poured-in-place safety surfacing, accessible routes of travel throughout the structure, interactive auditory, visual and tactile play activities, a Rock N Raft and roofs providing shade for cool comfort.  

This play system was designed using the 7 Principles of Inclusive Playground Design found in the Me2 guidebook developed in partnership with Utah State University, Center for Persons with Disabilities. For more information on these principles, see here:


Spend a weekend with your family and friends… building an all-inclusive playground!    

The Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation has partnered with the City of Spearfish and are looking for at least 20 volunteers to help with a supervised community build playground at Jorgensen Park.  This will require (preferably) a three 8-hour day dedication May 16, 17 and 18, 2019.  (1/2, one or two day commitments are also options)

Let’s unite and take action to create a play space that welcomes people of all abilities to participate in fun… side-by-side.  Do it to make a difference, meet other people in our community, help others, use your skills and talents for something good or work for a cause you believe in.  

No experience necessary, Training will be provided.  Meals on-site for those who come out to lend a hand. Construction zone volunteers must be 18 or older.

No lengthy application to complete in order to volunteer… just this short, simple one to help us better organize our Volunteer efforts. Please complete the attached application and return it to the KJWF at or 1715 Scott Avenue, Spearfish, SD 57783.  Please contact Randy Deibert at 605-645-1680 for more information. Please contact Randy Deibert at 605-645-1680 for more information.

Volunteer Application


Demolition has begun at Jorgensen Park!  The old playground equipment will either be donated or scrapped.  Kenadi’s Playground at Jorgensen Park supervised community-build project scheduled for May 16, 17, and 18, 2019 🙂