Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Handicap-Accessible Playground Dedicated in Boyle Heights

Today, I helped create playground access for children and parents with disabilities by dedicating a new universal, handicap-accessible playground at Hazard Park in Boyle Heights. This playground is more than just a mass of swings and bars. It’s a learning tool. This is a place where all children—able-bodied and those with disabilities—will play together and learn the most vital lesson of all: that deep down we’re all the same. The design also will allow parents with disabilities, such as wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, to be able to play with their able-bodied children.