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Work Begins on Midland's First Adaptive Playground

Work has begun for Midland’s first adaptive playground. By the end of the summer hundreds of kids will have access to the playground.

Hundreds of children with special needs will soon have access to an adaptive outdoor playground in Midland. 


Christi Dickey, is the Supervisor of Special Education at Midland County Educational Service Agency.


She said they're in the process of building the playground


“Some of the playground equipment will look like what you typically see you know, swing sets, slides, climbing. Other things you will say oh wow thats different. So whether its a swing that can  facilitate having a wheel chair in it so that a child in a wheelchair can swing or its more of a sensory focused. ”   


Dickey said children will be able to use the playground by the end of the summer. She said the plan then includes two more phases, which includes the addition of adult-friendly equipment.  

Gena Harris WCMU News



Gena is a rising junior at Central Michigan University, double majoring in broadcast and cinematic arts and political science.