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'All-inclusive' playground opens Friday in Monona

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - An "all-inclusive" playground is coming to Monona.

This playground has been in the making for three years, and is unique to northeast Iowa in that it accommodates individuals with many disabilities.

These playgrounds are intended to create an environment that makes a playground more comfortable and user friendly for children and families of all ages and abilities. The design is meant to encourage children to challenge themselves in ways that they can control and manage.

Playgrounds are also intended to provide opportunities for children to further develop physical, cognitive, sensory and social skills. An inclusive design includes a balance of play experiences to build all these skills.

 There will be a ribbon cutting and root beer float social to celebrate the playground on Friday at 6 p.m.

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