A conceptual rendering shows what the Cottonwood Park playground could look like when the inclusive amenities are completed.
The Inclusive Playground project, spearheaded by the city of Richardson and the Richardson East Rotary Club, will expand the Cottonwood Park playground, located at 1301 W. Belt Line Road, Richardson, by adding inclusive amenities, such as ramps, specialized rubber surfacing and specially designed play equipment for users of all ability levels. Funded through a combination of grants, community support, and corporate and philanthropic donations, the city aims to break ground on the project in 2019. 972-744-4300. www.cor.net/departments/parks-recreation/parks-trails/inclusive-playground
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.