Junior League of Reno raising money for a Universally Accessible Playground

There are currently no playgrounds in northern Nevada that have been built specifically for children with disabilities. Therefore, The City of Reno has collaborated with the Junior League of Reno to build Reno’s first UAP at Dick Taylor Park, refurbishing a dilapidated playground in an economically developing neighborhood. The goal of the  retrofitted playground at Dick Taylor Park is to make it user friendly for everyone.

Just because a park meets the American Disability Act Standards doesn’t mean the playground equipment provides equal or safe access for people with disabilities. The Junior League of Reno is asking for the community’s help coming up with the funds to create a universally accessible playground.

The playground at Dick Taylor Park will be remodeled so all children and people with disabilities can enjoy it. The cost to retrofit the playground is about $250,000. Under the agreement with the city, the Junior League of Reno is responsible for raising the money, and the City of Reno is responsible for playground design and construction. So far, a third of the funds have been raised.  If you are interested in helping contact the Junior League of Reno.

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