Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Dearborn Park UAP Dedication

Northridge - The Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) in partnership with Shane's Inspiration proudly dedicated the City of Los Angeles' 18th Universally Accessible Playground (UAP) at Dearborn Park on Saturday, March 5, 2011.

The new UAP boasts a sea life theme and features decorating paneling, such as dolphins and whales, throughout the playground. Approximately 6,600-square-feet, Dearborn's Universally Accessible Playground has 2 separate playgrounds for 2-5 year-olds and 5-12 year-olds. The wheel-chair accessible play area has resilient rubberized surfacing, a sand pit, shade canopies, cool mister, benches and a drinking fountain. The $723,000 all access playground was funded by Proposition 40 and designed by Shane's Inspiration with help from Public Works' Bureau of Engineering.

The Dearborn UAP is an exciting and important addition for the neighborhood park. The new UAP is completely wheel-chair accessible and can be utilized by children of all ages and all abilities. RAP and Shane's Inspiration are proud to be providing the Northridge community with a playground that will help bring all children together to play and learn from each other. Dearborn Park is located at 17141 Nordhoff Street in Northridge 91330.

MEDIA CONTACT: Andrea Epstein, 213.202.2690

BLOG CONTACT: Amy A. Garcia, 818.243.6488

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