TERRA ALTA, W.Va. – On Saturday, Alpine Lake hosted Wade’s Playground for its fifth annual golf race. The teams have touched the links to help raise funds for an all-inclusive playground in the Kingwood area.
18 teams of four came from across Preston County and beyond for the scrimmage. Businesses and local residents have come out in favor of building an all-inclusive playground in their home county.
Wade, whose playground will be named after, was Jason and Laura Mazza’s child and had special needs. After his passing, the Mazzas saw an inclusive playground in Florida and wanted to bring a similar concept to north-central West Virginia.
While the playground equipment is all-inclusive, the thought behind each piece will include the surrounding area. The playground is Preston County themed, with many depictions of different communities in the area.
“We have some nice little houses to represent Arthurdale Heritage in Arthurdale,” said Laura Mazza. “We have trains to represent the B&O trains in the Tunnelton area. So every little community in Preston County – we have some type of representation. “
Wade’s World of Wonder playground includes space and equipment for the playground; all that’s left is finances. To view renderings of the park, learn more about Wade’s Playground, and make a donation, click here.