By Matt Miller
What started out as a vision by one Vacaville Rotarian and local engineer has taken shape into a countywide network of volunteers as the new Play 4 All Park off of Elmira Road is slowly taking shape.
Tom Phillippi, president of Phillippi Engineering, was visiting his daughter in Round Rock, Texas, when he saw a fully adaptive play park and decided Vacaville needed to have one of its own. He returned to tell his fellow Rotarians and others in the community. A plan was hatched and the project grew into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
“It’s been very humbling,” Phillippi said. “They’ve all given on just an idea. That is very overwhelming. So many volunteers have spent endless hours pulling this together.”