Project Sandbox - New playground planned for Daphne, Eastern Shore

American Autism & Rehabilitation Center, The City of Daphne, Kiwanians of Daphne and Spanish Fort, the Exceptional Foundation Gulf Coast and others are seeking support for an all-inclusive public playground on the Eastern Shore.

“I personally believe in the importance of play as a critical aspect of physical and emotional development and the need to provide that opportunity for people of all ages and abilities,” said Daphne Mayor Dane Haygood. “Fully accessible playgrounds allow interaction among able-bodied children and children with disabilities creating an environment of acceptance and understanding.”

The goal is to raise an estimated $350,000 needed to build the playground that will be located in Daphne. The capital campaign is called "Project Sandbox."

The official Project Sandbox team consists of the Kiwanis Club of Daphne-Spanish Fort, the City of Daphne and the Exceptional Foundation Gulf Coast.

The City of Daphne pledged $100,000 to Project Sandbox and has agreed to provide the property to host the park and maintain the playground.

Project Sandbox offers a variety of sponsorship levels. For more information or to learn how you can make a donation, email or visit