Inclusive Playground Construction to Begin

Inclusive Playground Construction to Begin at Highland View Park on May 13
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (May 10, 2024) – The playground at Highland View Park is getting some
upgrades next week to create a more inclusive playground that accommodates kids of all
abilities.
The park will be closed during the renovations. Work is scheduled to start on Monday, May 13,
2024, and will continue into June. Please avoid the playground area during the renovations and
be aware of construction equipment that will be on site.
The renovated park will feature a We-Go-Swing. The We-Go-Swing lets kids of all abilities play
together and experience swinging. It’s designed so there’s no need to transfer to the swing and
can be walked or driven (with wheelchair) right onto.
It will be one of the first installed in a public playground area in Tennessee.
“Currently, the only one in the state is at Saint Jude’s in Memphis so we’re looking forward to
having one to use here in Oak Ridge,” Recreation and Parks Special Projects Coordinator Seth
Rodgers said.
The improvements to the park are funded by Community Development Block Grant funds, a
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program aimed at serving low-to-
moderate income people in our community.
If you have any questions, please call the Oak Ridge Civic Center front desk at (865) 425-3450.

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