The park is mostly used by patients at Springfield Pediatric Rehab, but the playground is open to everyone in the community, she said.
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Most people don’t know that’s the case, but it’s beneficial for the children to get a chance to play with others from a variety of different backgrounds, she said.
“We want it to be a place where kids with and without disabilities can interact with each other,” she said.
The walking path will be seven feet wide and will provide access to children with walkers, gait trainers and adaptive tricycles. The playground also includes an adaptive swing, a soft, level surface ground covering for wheelchair accessibility and play areas designed for children with disabilities.
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Springfield Pediatric Rehab is located at 1345 N. Fountain Boulevard in Springfield. It provides outpatient rehabilitation to children with disabilities, developmental delays and injuries and runs a daily clinic at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana that offers physical and occupational therapy.