Park is becoming inclusive for all to enjoy

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Bear Branch Park, located astatine 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, closed for renovations Nov. 29 and volition reopen April 1 arsenic an inclusive playground, according to a quality merchandise from The Woodlands Township.

The full play operation and rubber surfacing astatine the parkland volition beryllium removed and redesigned, and the caller playground is expected to person aggregate elevated play structures with ramps, an accessible merry-go-round, 5 plaything options and 2 playhouses, and aggregate elements see circumstantial designs to prosecute sensory systems and motor, cognitive and societal skills, according to the release.

As antecedently reported by Community Impact Newspaper, the fund for the task is astir $831,000, including $600,000 from the township's 2021 superior betterment fund and the remainder from the 2020 budget.

The superior pathway betwixt the recreation center, parkland swings and playground volition stay unfastened during construction. Entry to the tennis courts, skate park, multipurpose tribunal oregon pathway to the Alden Woods vicinity volition not beryllium affected.

Bear Branch Park, which opened successful 2001, includes the township's lone playground designed to beryllium afloat inclusive, though each assemblage playgrounds met Americans with Disabilities Act standards astatine their clip of installation, according to township materials.

The caller playground volition instrumentality further elements that let individuals with and without disabilities to entree the playground. According to the release, individuals with disabilities related to visual, intelligence and carnal differences arsenic good arsenic autism volition person elements and play features that amended clasp their needs.

Vanessa Holt contributed to this report.

This communicative comes from our partners astatine Community Impact Newspaper.

The video featured supra is from a erstwhile report.

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