For the first time in Brownsville’s history, children with disabilities now have a playground they can call their own.
The highly anticipated All Inclusive playground at La Esperanza Park is now in operation. Lawmakers, community leaders, and most of all… the children expressed their joy.
Cameron County Commissioner Alex Dominguez says, “My goddaughter is autistic, my younger brother was in a wheelchair. I just thought, it’s not fair that these kids have to wait around during playtime when all their other friends are playing. If we build a park here, schools can bring their kids to come and enjoy the playground during the day as well. People who have kids that are either autistic or they’re disabled. They finally have a place that’s safe for them. It’s enjoyable for the whole family so they can play with her brothers and sisters who are able bodied, it brings families together.”
The playground includes a variety of swings for children with disabilities and a wheelchair accessible merry-go-round.
It was made possible through a $500,000 grant from the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation.