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Inclusive playground opens in Pamlico County

Posted at 10:46 AM, Feb 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-11 10:46:29-05

BAYBORO, N.C. – An all-inclusive playground at Alliance Recreation Park officially opened Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The playground will allow people of all abilities to have fun and play together outdoors.

There’s plenty of fun equipment available, including a Liberty Swing made for children and adults who use wheel chairs. There are also rubberized surfaces, double wide ramps, sensory slides, zip line and music equipment.

Trillium Health Resources, a specialty care manager for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, gave Pamlico County Parks and Recreation $275,000 for the playground.

“Trillium is so excited to officially open the playground in Bayboro and continue making a positive impact on the community,” says Leza Wainwright, CEO of Trillium. “With these new updates, children with disabilities can better enjoy play time with their peers, and family members with disabilities can participate in outside play together. We strive to strengthen the bonds within the community, and this park helps eliminate the stigma of disabilities.”

Several towns and counties in eastern North Carolina applied for grants to build new playgrounds.

Grants were awarded to 30 locations, including Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret (Emerald Isle and Morehead City), Chowan, Craven (New Bern, Havelock and Dover), Currituck (Barco and Point Harbor), Dare, Gates, Hertford, Martin, New Hanover (Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach), Northampton, Onslow (Jacksonville and Swansboro), Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender (Hampstead and Burgaw), Perquimans, Pitt (Greenville and Ayden), Tyrell and Washington.


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