Town of Smyrna to Build All-Inclusive Playground With a Year
There are over 320,000 people in Rutherford County with disabilities. For the children in this group, that leaves few choices for outdoor play areas that can accommodate their needs. But the town of Smyrna is planning a $600,000 all-inclusive playground project at Lee Victory Recreation Park that will allow all children the chance to enjoy trips to the park. Smyrna rotary treasurer Robert Stevens told WSMV in an interview that the project is meant to benefit the entire community.
Of the changes that are set to take place, Stevens says, “People in wheelchairs will be able to access all of the equipment up to eight feet.” He adds, “It’s absolutely critical for us to have that here if you look at the census numbers, 7% of the number of people under the age of 65 have some kind of a disability,”
In addition to the playground, there will be more parking added, with a roundabout across from Lee Victory Recreation Park. Stevens says that park is expected to be built within a year.