Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Park Built for Disabled Kids, Too Design Draws Attention.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

It took three years of effort and coordination to build, but a new park in Rio Rancho has garnered national attention in trade magazines and with children and parents throughout the city.

The park, in the Enchanted Hills neighborhood, boasts the only Space Net, a rope pyramid for climbing, in the United States and play areas that are not only compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act but also integrate play between children, including those who use wheelchairs.

"The park is designed so any child could use it," said PJ Perry, acting director of Rio Rancho Parks and Recreation. "Even the surfacing surface limitations are not part of our plan. …

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