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Tatum's Treehouse

An accessible, inclusive playground for everyone!

The Tatum’s Garden Foundation announced that they have entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center (CVCYC) to build a fully accessible playground in Carmel Valley.

The CVCYC was one of several nonprofits and municipalities that sent proposals to the Foundation for evaluation. The Foundation board agreed to partner with CVCYC to provide assistance and guidance throughout the process of planning, fundraising, and building the accessible park.

As there are several rural communities in and around Monterey County’s Carmel Valley, the Foundation strongly felt the current park near the pool was a good location for an accessible playground. While CVCYC will be taking the lead on this project, the Tatum’s Garden Foundation board will provide their expertise on park design, community involvement, fundraising, and volunteer efforts to assist in bringing the park to fruition.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center on this amazing project. It is our mission to cultivate accessible, inclusive play, and this project fits perfectly with it. We look forward to bringing accessible play to families throughout Monterey County,” says Amanda Bakker, President of the Tatum’s Garden Foundation.