Tomball City Council agrees to partnership to build inclusive playground at Juergens Park

Tomball City Council agreed to a partnership to build an inclusive playground at Juergens Park. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tomball City Council agreed to a partnership to build an inclusive playground at Juergens Park. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tomball City Council agreed to a partnership to build an inclusive playground at Juergens Park. (Chandler France/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tomball City Council agreed to partner Aug. 16 with Brad Munson and his family and Chick-fil-A to build an inclusive playground at Juergens Park. The Munson family would fundraise and pay for the project, while the city would provide the location, project staff, maintenance and upkeep, according to Public Works Director Beth Jones.

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.”
By Chandler France

Reporter, Tomball/Magnolia

Chandler joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Southern California, where he was the executive editor of Annenberg Media. He previously interned with the company in Gilbert, AZ and with the Beacon Project, an investigative reporting team in Los Angeles. Chandler is originally from Laguna Hills, CA.



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