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Work started this week on the space where playground equipment will be added to the
The idea is to provide a place where children can play while their siblings are engaged in team activity on one of the baseball diamonds, said
In particular, the playground will enable parents of special needs children to focus on them as they compete on "Ability Field" while the other children are within view in a safe, fenced area, Lynch said.
The playground is part of phase 3 of the park plans, Lynch said. Those plans also include batting cages and a third baseball field.
The playground should be ready by the end of September. No date has been set for when the other parts of phase 3 will begin since funding isn't yet available to cover the cost.
The fenced playground will be handicap accessible and
The equipment, fencing and ground preparation cost
Three organizations received
Sunshine Ballpark is a nearly
Sunshine Ballpark is used by a variety of baseball leagues including one run by the city's
The facility also offers an annual oceanography course for children. As of Wednesday, space was still available for the next weeklong session, which starts on
12 grants this month totaling
3. Stafford Junction,
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