The Miles Together Playground will be located at Granny White Park on the west side of Brentwood.
The name was announced during a meeting of the Brentwood Rotary Club on Sept. 24. The name is in honor of Miles Peck, who was born with Down syndrome. The Peck family lives in Brentwood and founded the Miles for Miles Foundation, a nonprofit that works to enhance the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
"For the families, this is going to be life-changing," Miles' mother Kara Peck said. "We decided that this would be a great place for us to support. We look at Brentwood, and this park is special to us, and the community is special, and we wanted to give to something that we felt represented Miles in his life, and what better way to do that than with a fun park?"
During the meeting, the foundation presented a check for $350,000 to go toward the playground, which will feature play equipment that is more accessible for children with disabilities.
Additionally, the playground has also received $75,000 for design work from the city of Brentwood and $10,000 from H.G. Hill Realty Co., the developer behind Hill Center Brentwood.
The Brentwood Rotary Club intends to raise more than $1 million to pay for the playground's construction. According to the city of Brentwood, construction could begin later this year with an opening date in 2022.
A second inclusive playground has also been proposed for Crockett Park on the east side of the city.
Read more about the inclusive playground project here.