About the Madison Claire Foundation
Madison Claire Foundation was created in the memory of Madison Claire Millington. Madison was born on May 16, 2002 and passed away in her mommy's arms on August 17, 2004 due to complications from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). We continue to honor Madison with her foundation, dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and families living with physical and developmental disabilities by giving them the opportunity to play alongside all others through the building of universal accessible playgrounds.
About Madison’s Place
Madison's Place Playground, the East Metro’s first inclusive playground located in Woodbury at the HealthEast Sports Center, opened on June 4, 2016 - a fully universal accessible - inclusive playground where children with and without disabilities can play together side by side, fostering friendships, understanding and acceptance. Madison's Place has 16,000 square feet of playing space that includes a play structure that is fully ramped, rubberized surfacing, play panels for cognitive and sensory development, ground level play components that can be accessed by all children and parents, a sway fun glider with wheelchair access, a double zip line that includes a bucket harnessed seat, and more. Additionally there is an accessible splash pad and bathroom facilities.
Since the opening of Madison's Place, the Madison Claire Foundation has had the pleasure of consulting on future inclusive playground projects in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Check out Madison's Place - Woodbury Grand Opening: https://youtu.be/VyEt-hbuZoM
Check out MPR News on Madison's Place: https://youtu.be/SGnLa2r0NH8