Adaptive playground coming to Albert Lea

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(ABC 6 News) – What started as a grassroots effort, is now closer to becoming a reality in Albert Lea and will bring kids of all abilities to come together to play and learn.

The project, Albert Lea Inclusive Playground and Miracle Field at Edgewater Park.

The All Together Inclusive Playground and Miracle Field aims to create a place for people of all ages and abilities to come together.

Parents, therapists, special ed teachers, city officials, and more all saw the need and have put in a lot of hard work to make it happen.

"We have lots of amenities for people we have fishing piers we have playgrounds we have ball fields but we really don’t have anything that children of all abilities can access and that’s why I think this inclusive playground is so important it doesn’t leave any kids sitting on the sidelines," Director of Community Engagement and Enrichment, Cathy Malakowsky said.

The estimated cost of the playground is 1.26-million dollars.

Right now the community is raising money, the city council has also agreed to contribute up to 350-thousand dollars and they’re applying for a grant from the DNR.

The goal is to have the playground complete by the spring of next year.

For more information on the project, click here.