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City of Carson to Build Playground for Children with all Abilities




On July 2, 2019, Carson City Council unanimously approved the design (above rendering), build, construction, and installation of playground equipment for children with all abilities. The design concept approved by Council will provide various stimulating structures that appeal to a wider range of users of differing ages and abilities. The design concept allows for the integration of children with varying physical, cognitive, and social-emotional abilities and encouraging assimilation.

“I hope that this project will encourage all children, regardless of their abilities, to spend quality time at this park as the equipment is designed to unite children of all abilities. The City does not presently have a playground with equipment that children with differing disabilities can access and enjoy. This project is possible thanks to Marathon Petroleum Corporation, the $1.25 million grant received from them will fill this gap in our park amenities,“ said Carson Mayor Albert Robles.

“We are proud to have partnered with the City on this initiative and for the opportunity to help make this community a more inclusive place to live, work, and play,“ said Stephen Konig, Director of Government and Public Affairs, West Region at Marathon Petroleum Corporation.

In its July 18th meeting, the City Council committed to further its efforts towards inclusion by adopting a proclamation commemorating the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which was established on July 26, 1990. “The City of Carson honors and respects the ADA as its values align with the City’s long-standing culture of diversity and inclusion, and this park equipment is just the latest example,“ continued Mayor Robles.

Construction of the playground is expected to be completed by April 2020. The playground equipment will consist of swing and ground level play structures. For more information about the features of this playground, please call City of Carson Recreation and Human Services at (310) 847-3570.

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