Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lafayette's Newest Park

Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government and the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette are set to break ground on Parc Independence on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm.

Located within Girard Park, Parc Independence will be the first wheelchair-accessible playground in Lafayette. Parc Independence is designed specifically to accommodate children who have physical and mental disabilities.

Because even the smallest design elements can create the largest obstacles for many children with disabilities, careful attention has been paid towards making the park ADA-compliant. The intent is to eliminate barriers and create a place where all children can play together, regardless of abilities.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this exciting announcement. This park will be a great asset to our community and demonstrate that our community is making an effort to be helpful and accommodating to those with disabilities. I also applaud the heroic efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Lafayette to bring this project to fruition. Anytime we have civic organizations that are willing to partner to achieve a public purpose, it can only strengthen our community,” said Joey Durel, Lafayette City-Parish President.

Well done Kiwanis Club!

Photo by Joshuadelaughter

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