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Tatum's Garden Foundation Website

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Salinas, CA

Our Mission

The Tatum’s Garden Foundation exists to cultivate accessible, inclusive play.

Our Vision

Inspiring communities to foster abundant play for children of every ability.

About Us

Amanda-Bakker-Favorites-0001We were genuinely unprepared for the amazing experience about to unfold. We walked up to a beautiful, huge playground, and our big kids ran off to explore. We were immediately struck by the beauty and uniqueness of the park[read more]

Meet Tatum Bakker

Tatum Bakker, for whom the playground is named, is a Salinas native and has Spina Bifida. Her parents, Shawn and Amanda Bakker, are the visionaries behind this effort to bring a fully inclusive and accessible playground to our community.

Help Keep Our Park Clean

Next Clean Up Day -August 24th, 2019

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We take great pride in caring for this amazing playground and park we all built together! We will have a monthly cleanup day to meet onsite and address any current needs, such as sanitizing equipment, pulling weeds, wiping down benches and picnic tables, etc. Please bring rags, towels, work gloves, sunscreen and a water bottle! We look forward to seeing you back out at our favorite place in town. =)

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Tatum's Garden Inspiration

Learn about the inspiration behind Tatum’s Garden…soon to be the first fully-inclusive and accessible playground in Monterey County!

Be The Spark!

Be the Spark! Amanda’s presentation to the IMPOWER luncheon.

Major Sponsors

Our Official Media Sponsor

Thank you KSBW for being our Media Sponsor.
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