St. George Begins Work On All-Abilities Park And Playground

Dec 2, 2013

St. George is making sure all children in its community have the opportunity to experience outdoor play by building an all-abilities park and playground.

St. George announced plans this week to build a playground to serve children of all ability levels.
Credit Kent Perkins

Kent Perkins, leisure services director for St. George said that creating accessibility to the playground will open the way for a shared play experience.

"Our goal, essentially, is to create a space that offers accessibility to all components within the playground and in the park and creates a real sensory-rich environment," said Perkins. "A place that’s magical almost, it’s enchanting, that’s fun not just for those with disabilities, but with everyone, typically-able people, so that they can play together so they can have the associations that come through play."

Perkins said though the project was only announced formally this week, it has already received a wave of support from the community. With continued support it is projected the park will be completed by June 2014.

"It’s about time that we built this," said Perkins. "This is something we’re really excited about; this is a real major focus and our city council is really supportive of it."

Those over the creation of the park are asking for input and invite the public to attend the kickoff for the project Wednesday, December 11 at 5:30 at the Dixie Convention Center, Entrada room. Children are welcome to attend and participate.