Funds donated for universally accessible swing at City Park

According to city officials, the Burke brand swing is expected to be installed sometime this summer. (Courtesy City of Sugar Land)
According to city officials, the Burke brand swing is expected to be installed sometime this summer. (Courtesy City of Sugar Land)

According to city officials, the Burke brand swing is expected to be installed sometime this summer. (Courtesy City of Sugar Land)

After a $5,000 donation from the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation, Sugar Land’s City Park will be home to a freedom swing, or a swing designed to be accessible to all children—despite potential differences in abilities.

City Park will be the second park in the city to have qualified Americans with Disabilities Act playground equipment once its freedom swing is installed—with the first being in First Colony Park. The swing will be a standalone installment and will not replace any existing equipment. After its installation, the swing will qualify the city to meet National Recreation and Park Association's Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.



The donation for the swing originally came to the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation from the Amy & Gary Becker Foundation.

According to city officials, the Burke brand swing is expected to be installed sometime this summer.

By Laura Aebi

Editor, Katy and Sugar Land/Missouri City

Laura joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2020 after a few years in the public relations industry. Laura graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Originally from North Texas, Laura relocated to Houston after spending three years in Pacific Northwest. Previously, she interned with two radio stations in Central Texas and held the role of features editor at the San Marcos Daily Record. Laura writes about local government, development, transportation, education, real estate and small businesses in these communities.



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