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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Public invited to design workshop for inclusive playground

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Citizens are invited to participate in a two-day workshop on the design of a proposed new inclusive playground at the Clarksville Athletic Complex at Exit 8.

The workshop is from 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 at Freedom Point. The purpose is to show the community what inclusive play looks like and to gather ideas, thoughts and visions about how a new inclusive park could take shape in the Athletic Complex, which is in the design phase. 

The goal is to formulate a path forward based on input from the community to create a playground for everyone to enjoy. The interactive workshop will be structured into these three  sessions:

  • An educational presentation about inclusive play.

  • A workshop open to the audience to select types of playgrounds and play equipment. 

  • An interactive session for participants to draw ideas, create pictures and describe their vision for the playground. 

A stakeholders meeting will follow at 10 a.m. on Jan. 17 at Freedom Point to review the outcome of the workshop. This also will be a platform for community leaders to express their thoughts, experiences and desires on what the playground should offer.

Jennifer Letourneau, Clarksville Parks & Recreation Director, urges the community to join in this unique planning opportunity.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the public to engage with something the community will enjoy for years to come. We encourage anyone interested to participate,” Letourneau said.

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