Cambridge starts ‘universal playground’ work, seeks designer for $2.5M site at Danehy Park

A universal playground, to be enjoyed by anyone including those with special needs, will begin construction next year on three-quarters of an acre at Danehy Park, city officials said, and could be open by the summer of 2020. A solicitation went out this weekend inviting designers to bid on the job.

“Investing $2.5 million in a playground that’s going to be 100 percent accessible for children with special needs, the third of its kind in the state,” said Mayor Marc McGovern at a Nov. 5 meeting at which the City Council apportioned $500,000 for design, “is definitely something we should be proud of.”

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Gregory Maynard