The new Eagle Scout Inclusive Playground at Spring Lake Park is ready. Now, all that is needed is the ribbon cutting by the Texarkana USA Chamber of Commerce to make it official.

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The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will take place on Thursday afternoon, April 28 at 4:30 PM. So you might be wondering what an inclusive playground is and what it means. In today's world, the word 'inclusive' might sound political but it's not.

 

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First of all, you may not realize it but according to inclusiveplayground.net;

current ADA standards primarily require that playgrounds be accessible for those who use a wheelchair or other mobility aid.

 

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There is nothing for a child with other disabilities or handicaps like Down Syndrome, or hearing and visually impaired children.

 

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An Inclusive Playground is "sensory-rich" that allows all children to play and explore. In doing this they also develop physically, socially and emotionally.

 

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This park was built by Boy Scout Troop 16 as an Eagle Scout project with the Texarkana, Texas  Parks and Recreation Department.

 

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A big thank you is also in order to the members of Troop 16, all the businesses, individually d and organizations that came together to make this park possible.

 

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The new Eagle Scout Inclusive Playground is located in Spring Lake Park at 4303 N Park Rd in Texarkana Texas.

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