BOISE, Idaho — Cottonwood Park in west Boise has a new playground designed for children of all abilities.
Boise city leaders and the Centennial Neighborhood Association dedicated the new playground Wednesday afternoon.
“We’re proud to offer this new playground experience for the next generation of Boiseans and I have no doubt this park will be a destination for families from across our community due to its innovative design and amenities,” said Boise Mayor Dave Bieter.
Features include a 100-foot-long zip line, a climbing wall, bells, binoculars, swings and a motion spinner.
The playground's surface is made of a bonded rubber material, which presents a lower risk of injury in the event of a fall -- compared to surfaces like gravel or bark.
Boise Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway says building a park like this helps fulfill their mission.
“Our parks and facilities, it's very important to have total social equity, total social inclusion, regardless of your ability that you have full access to a facility that we own in the city of Boise, and so where we're at today is at Cottonwood Park, it's our first all-inclusive universal ability playground that we're dedicating today,” said Holloway.
Cottonwood Park is on North Colonial Park Way, next to Pioneer Elementary School, south of McMillan Road between Eagle and Cloverdale roads.
Holloway added that Boise Parks and Recreation plans to eventually update all of their parks to be all-inclusive.