In recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month, the City of Sparks will unveil a new all abilities playground at Pah Rah Mountain Park at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. The Mayor and members of the City Council will be on hand for the event.
All ages and abilities can swing, climb, spin and much more in the fully integrated play environment designed for fun. The City of Sparks worked with Recreation Republic, Inc. to create the accessible area for children to play, learn and interact together.
Play equipment ranges from an integrated carousel with wheelchair access from the ground level, to a play system that allows children to climb up, over and around an entire structure without ever touching the ground. There’s also a swing set with accessible seats, and a rotating deck with net which replaces the merry-go-round of yesteryear with an all inclusive social, climbing experience.
The 9,500 square foot playground has an artificial turf surface to make it easily accessible for all users.
Construction began August 17 for the all abilities playground at Pah Rah Mountain Park. The project’s $503,000 budget was financed within the City of Sparks Capital Improvement Plan.
Pah Rah Mountain Park was built in 1988 and is located on 13 acres in east Sparks. The park features an extensive walking path popular with outdoor enthusiasts and several levels of playfields for a variety of activities. Additional amenities include a volleyball court, basketball courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, tennis courts, horseshoe pits and restrooms.
What: Ribbon Cutting & Preview for All Abilities Playground
When: Monday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m.
Where: Pah Rah Mountain Park, 1750 Shadow Lane, behind Jerry Whitehead Elementary School. Access is provided from Merlot Ct. off of Vista Blvd. and there is a parking a lot adjacent to the upper soccer fields.