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Handicap accessible playground coming to Auburn

Auburn’s City Council approved the purchase of a new playground totaling over $117,000 to replace the current structure. The new playground will be compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. (Source: Auburn Parks & Rec) Auburn’s City Council approved the purchase of a new playground totaling over $117,000 to replace the current structure. The new playground will be compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act. (Source: Auburn Parks & Rec)
The playground located between fields 4 and 10 at Duck Samford Park is over 20 years old. (Source: WSFA 12 News) The playground located between fields 4 and 10 at Duck Samford Park is over 20 years old. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
AUBURN, AL (WSFA) -

A playground in Auburn is being renovated to make it more accessible for children with disabilities.

The playground located between fields 4 and 10 at Duck Samford Park is over 20 years old and is getting some major upgrades.

Auburn’s City Council approved the purchase of a new playground totaling over $117,000 to replace the current structure. The new playground will be compliant with the Americans With Disabilities Act.

“Duck Samford has a large volume of users because of the baseball and softball fields being there, and so we felt that that was a good location to do for the next project," said Parks & Recreation Director, Becky Richardson. "So, it [the new playground] has equipment that’s at a level where anyone could use it with a wheelchair or whatever. It has transfer stations and other features. It also has a surface that someone in a wheelchair could use, or what’s even more valuable, say they have a grandmother or grandfather with them that uses a walker or something like that, it’s easy for them to get around on that surface."

The Auburn Baseball-Softball Association is contributing $60,000 to the project while the city of Auburn is contributing just over $57,000.

Officials hope to start on the project this week and have the new playground completed by the end of September.

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