Sunshine Communities Boardwalk
DGL participated alongside one of the most enriching non-profit organizations in our area, Sunshine Communities. Sunshine supports 400+ men, women and children with developmental disabilities, offering residential, vocational and clinical support as well as therapeutic and recreational programs. For over 20 years, Sunshine’s residents and their families were able to use a 1,150-feet timber boardwalk that provided access to the picturesque backyard of the community’s 25-acre campus adjacent to Swan Creek. Unfortunately, the boardwalk was washed out in 2015 by a large storm, which prohibited residents, families, volunteers and staff from experiencing all the campus has to offer. DGL’s team performed the site survey, site work, structural design and construction staking for a new and improved timber boardwalk at cost. The boardwalk was designed and constructed with residents and their families in mind: it’s wheelchair accessible and allows ample space for residents who are supported by staff, which was difficult with the previous boardwalk. As part of Sunshine’s mission, they strive to “strengthen our community by serving the underserved.” DGL was proud to have the opportunity to help give back to an organization that gives so much for the well-being of others.