BRANDON — Kids will splash, parents will cheer, dignitaries will beam and most of all, Rotary members will pat each other on the back.
On Saturday at 10 a.m., more than a decade of work will culminate with the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the water feature of the All Person's Playground at 800 S Parsons Ave.
The park represents a collective effort of local Rotary clubs, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program and Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation.
The goal was to build a place where children of all abilities in the Brandon area can play. The playground opened in 2002 and overcame a 2006 fire that melted specialty playground equipment and custom rubber paving designed to accommodate wheelchair users.
Volunteers helped rebuild the park after the fire in nearly 100 days, and donations that came into the Brandon '86 Rotary club went toward beginning the design and construction of the water feature. Brandon '86 Rotary spear-headed the addition.
County officials, Rotary members and plenty of kids are expected to be in attendance on Saturday.