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Bennett's Village

Address 716 Shamrock Road
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Phone (973) 769-1021
Website http://https://bennettsvillage.org/
Primary Contact Kara McClurken
Primary Email bennettsvillage@gmail.com
Primary Focus Area Special Needs/Disabled
Service Areas
  • Charlottesville

Mission Statement

Bennett’s Village is dedicated to making the world a more inclusive place for ALL to play.

We are working to build a multi-generational, all-abilities playground here in Charlottesville and advocating to change the way our community sees inclusion.

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1
Title:Bennett's Village Treehouse
Description:Our Treehouse is part of the overall playground concept located at Pen Park and will be our Phase 1 project. This project will be the area's first truly accessible treehouse and will allow people of all abilities to have the experience of being in the forest and among the treetops, as access to natural areas is often limited to people with physical limitations. The Treehouse will be designed an built by a local Architect and Contractor.
Project TimelineGroundbreaking in 2023 (Fundraising Dependent)
Opportunity 2
Title:General Playground Fund
Description:A truly accessible, inclusive, and unique playground requires custom equipment, premium surfacing, functional yet attractive perimeter fencing, inventive planting design, plentiful seating, and specialized amenities such as misters and sensory play. Our mission is to bring this place to Charlottesville where the need is great yet unmet. We need your help to cover the costs of design plans, construction, and equipment. We are an all-volunteer organization with minimal administration costs so you can be assured that your donation will go almost entirely to cover the costs of building the playground.

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.