TERRA ALTA, WV – On Saturday, Alpine Lake hosted Wade’s Playground for its fifth annual golf race. Teams hit the ties to help raise money for an all-inclusive playground in the Kingwood area.
18 teams of four came from across Preston County and beyond for the race. Local businesses and residents have spoken out in favor of building an all-inclusive playground in their home county.
Wade, whose playground will be named after, was the child of Jason and Laura Mazza 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 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 the different communities in the area.
“We have lovely little houses to represent Arthurdale Heritage in Arthurdale,” Laura Mazza said. “We have trains to represent 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 is furnished with the space and equipment for the playground; only finances remain. To see renderings of the park, learn more about Wade’s Playground, and donate, click here.