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All-abilities playground coming to St. Francis

(Photo courtesy of allabilitiesplayground.org)

(Photo courtesy of allabilitiesplayground.org)

What started with a dream and a plan is about to become reality in St. Francis.

Jocelyn Borzick, a St. Francis mother and disabilities advocate who proposed an all-abilities playground to the city of St. Francis, will soon see the new playground break ground on the north end of Packard Avenue near Lake Drive in St. Francis. It will be built through community volunteers through donations.

The playground will be accessible to all children (and adults) of all ability levels, according to a news release, and will include wheelchair swings and other barrier-free playground equipment, as well as musical instruments, Braille and sign language features and a resting place.

Leathers & Associates, a Ithaca, N.Y.-based firm, will design the playground.

You can follow the project’s progress on its Facebook and Twitter pages.

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