The James A. Henderson Playground Project

With over 100,000 guests annually, the need to upgrade the James A. Henderson Playground has grown creating the opportunity to add new elements that take advantage of improvements made in playground experiences over the past decade.

Your donation will be used to:

  • Expand Inclusive Play Opportunities
  • Increase Safety and Cleanliness
  • Add Sensory Experiences
  • Create Opportunities for Socialization

Donating is EASY! You can donate online, in person, or by mail. If paying by check, please make it payable to Columbus Park Foundation, with “The Commons Playground” in the memo line.

Columbus Park Foundation- The Commons Playground
PO Box 858,
Columbus, IN 47202


Once you donate, please share the campaign with everyone you know: friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and people you meet on the street! We can make this happen, but we need the support of our entire community!

Your support will make sure our community Playground is able to stay open for future generations.


Thank you to everyone that has already donated!

Mary and Bob Orben

Mark Elwood

John Elwood

Coca Cola Bottling of Columbus

Rick and Alice Johnson

Millie Maier

Duke Energy Foundation

Mark and Marabeth Levett

Jim Henderson

Kirr, Marbach, and Company

Kenny Glass, Inc

Custer & Nugent Foundations

Columbus Visitor Center

Heritage Fund

Bartholomew County REMC

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority