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Wheelchair Accessible Park Opens in Pasco

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PASCO, Wash. - A new addition to Pasco's oldest park is the first of its kind in the region.

Community members celebrated the official grand opening of Tread Town at Memorial Park on Wednesday. The play area is called a "boundless playground" because it is compatible for kids with disabilities.

In fact, the ground at Tread Town is very soft and made from recycled rubber and 400 recycled tires.
The playground also features a ramp for wheelchair access, and games that are wheelchair accessible.

"We have some activities, like bongo drums and tic tack toe that can be done from a wheel chair," said Rick Terway from the City of Pasco. 

In addition to recycled tires, more than 1,000 aluminum cans were ground up to make other parts of the playground. Tread Town cost about $140,000 and took about 8 months to build.