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All access playground in the works for Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- The city of Richland and the "Make a Difference Committee" have plans for an all abilities and inclusive playground.

It will be built at Claybell Park on Bellrive Drive in South Richland. An all abilities park would create an environment friendly for children dealing with physical and mental disabilities.

For example, the structures would provide core movement for children's brains and group interaction,"it would all be easily accessible from the ground. And so you can just approach the equipment and there's sensory equipment , there's musical equipment, there's motor skills equipment," explains Phil Pinnard of the city of Richland.

According to "The Make a Difference Committee, " this playground will be the first of its kind in the Tri-Cities.  Organizers are picking the equipment to go in the park. They still need to raise $50,000 to $100,000. The playground should be complete on make a difference day, on October 22nd.

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