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By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Harrison opens inclusive playground


Lillian Palmer

Harrison Elementary School second graders Aleeyah Loya and Kelsey Cantrell help pull Jazelle Leasor in the specially-made all-inclusive zipline chair.

Playgrounds are a place for kids, though many playgrounds are not for all kids.

Often, school playgrounds and parks are not accessible for children with physical or mental disabilities. Many communities have no disability-friendly playgrounds at all. Until recently, Green River was one of those communities. Allan Demaret, the director of special services saw this as a problem.

"We've noticed for a while that the traditional playground that's found on our typical schools or even in our community was not accessible for all students and children," Demaret said.

A project was started to buil...

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