Universal playground to open in Fredericktown

FREDERICKTOWN, MO (KFVS) - A playground with a universal design for children is set to open in Fredericktown, Missouri.

According to the Madison County Chamber of Commerce, the 'Fitness for All Children-Project Happy Feet' playground is designed for children with or without disabilities. 

According to the chamber, there are more than 350 people with developmental disabilities live in Madison County.  They say there are no similar playgrounds within a 100 radius of the town.

A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 during Azalea Festival weekend at the playground. The playground is located on North Main Street in Azalea Park.

Officials say, more than $77,000 was raised by area businesses with community fundraiser's and donations.  This total includes $30,000 received from The L.I.F.E. Center of Farmington.  A final grant from Madison Mobilization brought in enough funding to finalize the plans.

Officials say addition for handicap accessible restrooms designed for a flood plain area will be added soon.

For more information contact the Madison County Chamber of Commerce at (573) 783-2604.

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