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Inclusiveness is part of Denison park makeover

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The playground equipment at Denison's Ray Park dates back to the late 1980s. (KTEN) The playground equipment at Denison's Ray Park dates back to the late 1980s. (KTEN)
The playground equipment at Denison's Ray Park dates back to the late 1980s. (KTEN) The playground equipment at Denison's Ray Park dates back to the late 1980s. (KTEN)

DENISON, Texas -- Ray Park has long been a recreation fixture in Denison, but it hasn't seen any equipment upgrades in more than three decades.

That's why a project to refresh the playground facilities at the 4.4-acre neighborhood park is centered around inclusiveness.

"We have a huge vision within the city that we want to be able to reach out to all different people, regardless of background, capability, age," explained Denison Parks and Recreation Director Justin Eastwood. "Being inclusive and available for everyone is hugely important to us, and our equipment selection will reflect that as well."

One exciting feature of the new equipment at Ray Park is a swing that will let children with disabilities join in on the fun.

"Expect a new slide out here, four-base swing with different types of swings," Eastwood said. "A few of the swings are going be able to reach those that may have challenges physically."

Another focus of the Parks and Recreation Department is to increase activity. They really want quality parks for families to enjoy.

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