Easterseals ELC Celebrates 20 Years with Newly Renovated Park
Every year since 1993, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari has hosted 'Play Day', a special day when they are open only for the guests of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center of Evansville. The annual event raises many to support projects for area children with disabilities at Easterseals. Last year, Play Day raised $36,000! That money was used to make major improvements to Will's Way 2, the therapeutic outdoor play space at the Milestones Children’s Center. Will’s Way 2 is named for Will Koch, Holiday World's late owner and president, who started Play Day back in 1993.
Holiday World welcomed 3,100 children with disabilities to Play Day 2019. The admissions went to Easterseals and totaled more than 33,500, and brought the 27-year total to more than $500,000.
Holiday World offers special accommodations for guests with special needs. A Calming Room is available for guests who will benefit from a quiet, relaxing break from the park’s sensory stimulation. The room, which includes bean bag chairs, a small tent, rocking chair, couch, plus adjustable lighting, is located inside our First Aid building (in Splashin’ Safari’s plaza). Guests may reserve the Calming Room on a first come, first served basis for 30-minute sessions at Guest Relations or First Aid.