Bellaire to make Evergreen Park inclusive for all visitors

The city will add wheelchair swings and sensory play elements to the park.

City of Bellaire
Evergreen Park in Bellaire

The city of Bellaire is waiting for the approval of $600,000 for improvements to Evergreen Park to bring it up to ADA standards.

Cheryl Bright, Bellaire's Community Relations Administrator, said along with making the park easier to access, they are also adding wheelchair swings and sensory play elements.

"We’re going to identify features that have touch, sound and interactive educational features," said Bright. "The design will include wider play platforms and ramps at all levels so that kids can play without incident, so that grandparents and parents can also enjoy."

This will be phase one in revitalizing and renovating Evergreen Park. If approved by the state legislature, construction will begin in October.

"If this gets approved it will be approved in our fiscal 2023 budget," added Bright. "We should get approved in September of this year and start the project in October."

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