Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Trip a Letdown; Disabled Can't Get to Special Park.(Final)

Byline: Joshua Akers Journal Staff Writer

A field trip to a Rio Rancho park ended in disappointment for a group of disabled young adults from a Rio Rancho day care center Wednesday.

The city's Park and Recreation Department has touted the design of the play equipment at the new Enchanted Hills Park because it integrates play between the non-disabled and those who use wheelchairs.

The park is scheduled to be featured in three trade magazines including National Parks and Recreation. It recently was called "as innovative as any in North America" in an advertisement in Landscape Architecture Magazine because of the play equipment.

On Wednesday, the equipment looked great, but the young adults from Share Your Care couldn't get to it, said Camille Cordova, a team leader for the individual skill builders program at the day care. …

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