New Wheel-Chair Accessible Playground Installed
A construction crew with the City of Helena is working on a new playground designed for kids in wheelchairs and those with developmental disabilities.
The new equipment at Jaycee Park will include rock climbing walls, slides and swings. Monday workers added safety rails to playground platforms and monkey bars to the 3,500 square foot play area. Workers say they have received positive reactions from people living in the area.
"On a daily basis we have people stopping and thanking us for putting a playground, it's nice for having a neighborhood that people don't have to drive very far," said Dean Rongrud with Helena Parks Maintenance.
The area will also include a foot of mulch that will serve as a safety fall zone. Workers say the playground will be completed in a few days but will open next week since the concrete needs time to harden.
Story by Luba Solonenko, Beartooth NBC.
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