Hundreds of parents, children, donors, community members and Round Rock city officials gathered Saturday morning to officially open the Play for All Abilities Park, a park designed to accommodate children with special needs.
The park, located at 151 N. A.W. Grimes Blvd. in Rabb Park, was a designed, built and funded through a collaboration between the city, private donors and local businesses on a scale that Mayor Alan McGraw said he had never seen before.
"I don't know that we've ever done a project in this city that brought the community together like this one has," he said.
The $1.3 million facility was paid for with $600,000 in city money. The rest of the funds came from donations, including Chasco Constructors donating construction services to build the park.
The park includes a number of play areas designed to develop skills or to allow children with disabilities to play, including a sensory pod, a Brushy Creek Village life skills area, a sand box, swings made for individuals in wheelchairs or with other disabilities, and a number of other playscapes.
"[Wag-A-Bag founder] Virg Rabb said the city could do something wonderful with this land," Nancy Rabb said. "He was right. The city did something wonderful with this land."