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Cody Goldberg (Harper’s Playground) on a more inclusive world, one playground at a time

Cody will describe the process of tackling an ambitious public project of an inclusive playground in Portland, Oregon, from the ground up with little to no experience in fundraising, design and community building.

"Our community playground was off-limits to our daughter because she uses wheels to get around. We founded Harper's Playground to change this," says Goldberg. "We assembled a team of top designers and shared our vision. We asked for and received help from many. The playground went from dream to reality. We embrace these three powerful and important forces for a better world; COMMUNITY - INCLUSION - PLAY!!!"

Father of two, Cody Goldberg is proud to serve as the Executive Director of Harper’s Playground. A big fan of inclusion of all kinds, Cody is committed to creating opportunities for both of his daughters to build friendships and community for themselves. Cody is a graduate of New York University with a BFA in Film & Television Studies. Along with his wife, April, Cody is the co-founder of Harper’s Playground. Together they spearheaded the design, funding, and construction of the first Harper's Playground in Portland, OR. Cody believes that the power of a well designed and realized inclusive play space can truly transform a community for the better. "Life is a party, and everyone should be invited!"