The city of Plymouth has broken ground on a $300,000 all-inclusive park. The first phase of Freedom Park, scheduled to be complete this spring, will feature ramps and playground surfacing to ensure accessibility.
March 18, 2015
Plymouth, Ind. — Tuesday, the City of Plymouth broke ground on Freedom Park, a new all-inclusive park facility. The first phase of the project, slated for completion later this spring, represents an investment of approximately $300,000 on the city’s west side.
An all-inclusive playground is designed to provide access to children with disabilities so they can play side-by-side with their able-bodied peers. Freedom Park will do just that with its interactive play structure, including ramps and playground surfacing that promote physical accessibility around the site. For a number of years, a group of community leaders has worked with the Plymouth Park and Recreation Board toward the development of an all-inclusive playground within the Plymouth parks system. Various sites and designs were contemplated. Last fall, Packard Woods, a quiet, tree-lined, 12.5 acre neighborhood park was selected to be Freedom Park’s new home. A local excavator volunteered the site prep work, which began this week. Construction will begin in earnest in the near future.
Mayor Mark Senter said, “Freedom Park will be a unique attraction in our region and another positive enhancement to Plymouth’s quality of place.” “I applaud the vision and public-private collaboration that made this project possible,” the Mayor also stated.
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Source: City of Plymouth