The playground is inspired by Brad Munson’s son, Louie, who has dwarfism. Munson, who owns a Chick-fil-A in Houston and lives in Tomball, said he worked with his management team at the eatery to pitch a project they could do in the community.
“Their idea was [to find] a park here that we can raise money for and fundraise for and that we could ultimately build an inclusive playground that gives all kids the opportunity to play,” Munson said.
Jones said the playground would be inclusive for children of all physical and mental abilities. She said it would not need to be separated from a playground for children without disabilities, as it would meet the needs of those with and without disabilities.
“We could see this being a destination playground,” Jones said at the meeting. “There is a large gap in this in our region.”
“Absolutely. I think it’s great,” Mayor Gretchen Fagan responded when asked if the city would like to partner with the Munson family. “We look forward to it.”