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Pasco County unveils universally inclusive playground

Posted at 6:05 AM, Dec 04, 2019

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — After a little more than two months, Pasco County is ready to unveil a first of its kind project for the area.

Now children of all backgrounds will be able to play side by side at Wesley Chapel District Park. The universally inclusive playground caters to children with physical, cognitive, developmental, emotional and sensory challenges.

From the ground up, every piece of the playground is designed to be accessible.

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The county partnered with the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel, The Lennar Foundation and Advent Health Wesley Chapel to fund the 7,000 square foot project. They donated $125,000.

Some features include a pour-in rubber surface, plus a merry-go-round and rocking raft for wheelchair users.

The ribbon cutting ceremony starts at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 4.