Monday, September 26, 2022

City holding public input session for inclusive playground

Maides Park
Maides Park

WILMINGTON — The City of Wilmington is looking for community feedback ahead of applying for a grant that could transform one of its parks into becoming accessible for all abilities.

Administered through the NC Division of Parks and Recreation and the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, the grant would supplement the city’s budgeted funds for a new playground at Maides Park.

It will provide funding to adapt existing facilities to meet the needs of children and veterans with physical and developmental disabilities. This also includes adding accessible walkway connections to the playground.

The city wants to hear from the public on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Davis Center at Maides Park, 1101 Manly Ave. The event will be a drop-in between 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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