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Louisville dedicates city's first 'inclusive playground'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The city of Louisville dedicated its first inclusive playground Wednesday afternoon.

The playground is located in California Park, near the corner of 16th Street and St. Catherine, according to a news release.

"Inclusive playgrounds grant every child the opportunity to enjoy playground features, regardless of physical limitations," the release states.

Funds for the $270,000 project were raised by the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and included proceeds from the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular, the DREAM Foundation, the Herman Nettelroth Foundation, the CE&S Foundation and private donations.

One of those donations included $300 from students from Phillis Wheatley Elementary as part of their "Change for a Change" program.

"This playground improvement is a strong example of the impact private support can have on the quality of life in our neighborhoods and city," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, according to the release. "This addition to the California community will provide new opportunities to improve the physical and social health of our youngest citizens."

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