Girl Scouts and Leander parks department install city’s first adaptive swing


Girl Scout Troop 2504 and the Leander Parks and Recreation Department held a ribbon cutting for an adaptive swing June 5 at Robin Bledsoe Park.

The adaptive swing offers stability for children with differing abilities ages 5-12 and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, according to the city of Leander.

Olivia Garcia, one of the members of Girl Scout Troop 2504, said that the project started when the girls paid close attention to the needs in the community and thought of a student who could not play on the swings at the park.

Garcia’s troop worked with the city of Leander to bring the new equipment to the park, where it was installed alongside the other swings.

Mayor Chris Fielder spoke at the dedication about recent changes in the city’s parks department.

“We’re very excited with our parks system,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of expansion in the last few years.”

The adaptive swing is the first of its kind in Leander.

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Abby Bora
Abby Bora started at Community Impact Newspaper in May 2017. After working as a reporter, she became editor of the Cedar Park-Leander edition in October 2018. She covers Leander ISD and city government. Bora graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, R.I. with a bachelor’s degree in media and communications studies.
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