Popular Missoula playground opens following renovations

DRAGON HOLLOW, THE BELOVED PLAYGROUND IN CARAS PARK IN MISSOULA, IS FINALLY REOPENED AFTER SOME UPDATES AND REPAIRS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR A CAROUSEL FOR MISSOULA, THERESA COX, GAVE KPAX A QUICK TOUR OF THEIR NEW FEATURES THERESA COX: "THE BIGGEST THING WE DID TO ACCOMMODATE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES WAS PUT IN THIS POURED IN PLACE RUBBER SURFACING THROUGH ABOUT 2/3 OF THE PLAYGROUND

THE WOOD CHIPS WERE REALLY NOT ACCESSIBLE WITH A WHEELCHAIR SO NOW KIDS CAN GET INTO THE PLAYGROUND AND REACH ALL OF THESE GREAT NEW FEATURES THE THING RIGHT BEHIND ME IS CALLED AN APOLLO IT CAN HOLD 35 KIDS AT ONE TIME ITS REALLY GOOD FOR KIDS WITH VISION IMPAIRMENTS BECAUSE THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING THEY CAN HOLD ONTO," THE NEW PLAYGROUND INCLUDES A MISTER SYSTEM TO KEEP KIDS COOL ON HOT SUMMER DAYS

THERE IS A NEW SWING FOR KIDS WITH MUSCULAR DISABILITIES, AND MANY OTHER ATTRIBUTES TO MAKE THE PARK MORE ACCESSIBLE TO KIDS OF ALL ABILITIES A GROUP OF KIDS WERE INSTRUMENTAL IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF IDEAS AND CREATION OF THE NEW PARK WE ASKED THIS COMMITTEE OF KIDS WHAT THEIR FAVORITE PARTS OF THE NEW PARK TAKE A LISTEN " HELPING MY GRANDMA BUILD THE PICNIC TABLE ," SAID PIERCE , 6 " FAVORITE PART ABOUT IT WAS PROBABLY DOING THE EGG BEING ABLE TO PUT THINGS INSIDE OF THE EGG, WHICH IS A TIME CAPSULE, AND KNOWING WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO OPEN IT UP WHEN WE'RE OLDER MAKES ME FEEL EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE ," SAID POPPY,11 "WELCOME TO DRAGON HOLLOW," SAID ISAIAH, 5

THEY WILL STILL BE ADDING SOME MINOR TWEAKS AND FINISHING TOUCHES OVER THE SUMMER, BUT THE PARK IS OPEN DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS FOR THE PUBLIC TO ENJOY MISSOULA CIT

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