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Eagle Scouts open inclusive playground in Texarkana

Eagle Scout Inclusive Playground in Texarkana, Texas
Eagle Scout Inclusive Playground in Texarkana, Texas(KSLA)
Published: Apr. 28, 2022 at 2:48 PM CDT
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TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) - A new playground is up and running at Spring Lake Park in Texarkana.

As part of an Eagle Scout project, Boy Scout Troop 16 teamed up with Texarkana Texas Parks and Recreation Department to build the inclusive playground.

There are several playgrounds across the city, but officials say this playground will allow children and adults of varying abilities to interact with each other. The scouts raised around $150,000 for the project, along with designing and building the playground.

“The swings are accessible for people who are ambulatory or not. People who can’t walk can still ride the merry-go-round, it’s specifically designed for wheelchairs to access it. All the playground equipment is specifically designed for people will all abilities,” said Lisa Thompson, city spokesperson.

City leaders said several other donors also helped make this project a reality.

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