published on November 17, 2016 - 8:06 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The City of Madera is hosting a ribbon cutting this afternoon at the opening of the city’s first inclusive playground at Centennial Park.

The new playground is designed to be accessible to all children and features amenities hand-picked by residents.

“This playground was built to serve all members of our community, irrespective of physical ability,” Madera Parks and Community Services Director Mary Anne Seay said in a statement. “There was a large segment of our population who felt underserved. After taking a hard look at the facts, we realized they were right.”

Seay and her team secured funding for the playground from two state housing related parks program grants and a grant from the Fansler Foundation.

Members of the Madera Special Needs Sports and Recreation group will join dignitaries from the Madera City Council, the Madera County Board of Supervisors and other partners for the 4 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony.

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