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New Perquimans County inclusive playground promotes community unity

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Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 16:18:23-04

PERQUIMANS Co., N.C. – A new Perquimans County inclusive playground opened Wednesday and it aims to promote community unity and to strengthen bonds.

Locals are enthusiastic about the addition to the county’s recreation offerings.

The playground includes rock-climbing features, musical equipment, a rocking boat, a 4-seater seesaw, adult exercise equipment, and double wide ramps.

These amenities provide an opportunity for individuals of all ages and abilities to play together outside.

The funding for the playground came from Trillium Health Resources.

Trillium is a specialty care manager for individuals with substance use, mental illness, and intellectual/developmental disabilities in 24 counties in eastern North Carolina.

Trillium managed Medicaid services on the local level, and reinvested savings into the community.

As part of the “Play Together Construction Grant for Accessible Playgrounds,” Trillium supplied $350,000 to Perquimans County.

Grants were also awarded to 25 other cities in North Carolina.