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City of Garland now has an Inclusive City Park

A NEW LOOK at City of Garland’s Central Park 

City of Garland Texas has renovated a century old city park.

The new, inclusive and sensory-friendly playground is now open in close proximity to Granger Recreation Center. The new playground is designed for children of all abilities to play, learn and grow together and to support park patrons with a variety of physical, sensory and cognitive needs.

Council Member Morris said the project is not only unique, it fills a void as Central Park had been without a playground since 2012.

The 6,500-square-foot playground includes playable lawn space contained within a 4-foot gated fence as well as ample shade provided by a combination of mature trees and shade structures. Poured-in-place rubberized safety surface allows full mobility.

Plentiful seating is provided with long, integrated seat walls and picnic pads. A drinking fountain is conveniently located within the fenced area, and the playground is near the park’s restroom building.

In addition, site lighting is provided around the perimeter of the playground, and parking with ADA accessibility is available. “This new playground makes play more accessible to all,” LeMay said. “I’m very proud of this addition to our parks system and I’m looking forward to all the playground equipment updates we have planned around the city.”

Some two dozen playground structures are being updated within the next couple years as part of Garland’s 2019 bond program.