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New park for children of all abilities

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- New park for children of all abilities. It's a special project to help children with social interaction. It's being built at Claybell park in Richland.

It's the only park within 50 miles of Tri-Cities. It caters to children with disabilities ranging from autism to children with muscle imbalances.

The Mid-Colmbia Make a Difference Day group has been working with the City of Richland for several years to get this project done. Make a Difference Chair Hollie Logan says " any child regardless of their ability can play with their families and their friends here. They can access all of the playground equipment."

More than 300 volunteers have helped out on the project. They also helped reconstruct paths on the Amon Creek Nature Preserve Trail. The trails have been re-made to make it easier for people to access them. The park should be finished and opened in a few weeks.