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Bloomington Replaces City’s Last Non-Accessible Playground

The city of Bloomington is replacing a playground equipment at RCA Community Park to make it ADA compliant.

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Photo: Bill Shaw/WFIU-WTIU News

The RCA Community Park, originally called the Thomas Community Park, was built in 1994.

Bloomington plans to dismantle the city’s only non-accessible playground beginning September 4.

The playground equipment at RCA Community Park on the city’s west side is being removed to make way for new swing sets, a climbing net, benches, and other equipment that complies with ADA standards. The city also plans to build a new water fountain and sidewalk that will provide access to the restrooms.

The money for the project is coming from a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant.  The renovations are scheduled to be complete by the fall.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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