Northwest Herald | Special-needs playground approaching final stages

A solar-powered automobile panel gets its users accustomed by sound to the ignition, windshield wipers, and car radio. A fire truck cutout has “talking tubes,” and budding archaeologists can search for a dinosaur buried a half-foot under sand.

Two wheelchairs also can fit on a Sway Fun school bus, which glides back and forth.

“I wanted things in here to move; it’s going to be comforting,” Palmer said. “I think kids can come in here and explore this for hours.”

The playground project was fully funded through a special recreation tax, Palmer said, with much of the work done in house since its April 2008 inception. It is expected to be open to the public in May 2010.

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