Beautiful Day for Accessible Playground Dedication

Local officials and area residents turned out Thursday to cut the ribbon on the state's first all-access playground, built in Joliet by United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland.

Credit: Eloise Crabb/United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland
Credit: Eloise Crabb/United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland
U.S. Rep. Bill Foster was joined by several Joliet City Council members, United Cerebral Palsy representatives and Reedwood neighborhood residents at the Thursday dedication on UCP's new full-access playground.

The $230,000 facility was completely funded through donations and is the first in Illinois to provide access and amenities that can be used by people who are wheelchair-bound or have physical disabilities.

It is located next to the United Cerebral Palsy of Illinois Prairieland center/education center at 311 S. Reed St. While designed with people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, the playground is open to the community, said Eloise Crabb, the agency's director of fund development.

Crabb sent us these photos from the dedication ceremony and of students UCP and adults using the new playground equipment.

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