Accessible swings much appreciated
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Jul 23, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Accessible swings much appreciated

Stratford Gazette

Just wanted to publicly thank City Hall and the parks board for recently installing the two new accessible swings in Stratford located at Upper Queens Park and Inverness Street park.

They are a fully harnessed molded plastic swing that will hold up to 200 lbs. I had asked for a swing to be installed for my special needs son after seeing one in London, and they went above and beyond my expectations by not only installing one but two, and also keeping me involved in the decision of where to put the swings. I am an extremely proud citizen of Stratford!

The first swing went into UQP about a month ago and it has been busy ever since. I thought UQP would be a good location as the park is so busy and it would be a great conversation starter for any other community that hadn’t seen that type of swing before.

I might add though, that while I am glad to see everyone enjoy the swing, please take a moment and remember what it is there for, and educate your children about it. It really bothers me to see “able kids” climb, stand in, and flop all over something that we NEED to be safe. I only wish we could use any swing, but that isn’t the case.

Inverness’ swing was installed about two weeks ago, which is a much quieter park, at a beautiful location just off West Gore Street.

So thank-you once again to everyone who was involved and helped get these swings installed, I know it may seem small, but to me and to others like me and my family it is HUGE. Good times are priceless.

Tammy Scott

Stratford

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