Throughout East County children with special needs, over 5,000 are excluded from playing on traditional playgrounds. These children face barriers that include actual physical barriers, as well as philosophies and attitudes that inhibit inclusion. However, the benefits of play are too important to deny any child the opportunity to experience them. Play is essential to the healthy development of all children. Families need access to play environments where every family member can fully participate and children of all abilities can play together, side by side, with their peers. Our goal as a City is to create a recreational experience without barriers for all children and their families.
Ross Recreation completed demolition of the old play structure, placement of the base course for the new structure, and placement of key components of the new structure. Concurrently, Swisher Cement Contractors removed and formed the new ADA compliant hardscape so that they can pour on Tuesday, November 22. Immediately following Swisher’s work, G and S Paving will crack seal, patch, and then seal coat the parking lot, finishing it out brand new striping. Also following Swisher, Ross Recreation will remobilize and complete the installation of the structure and the pour‐in‐place surface. Weather permitting, this stage of the project should be complete by the first week in December. This park will be the first of its kind in East County.