Boynton Beach is buying a multi-station accessible playground for its Barrier Free Park that will complete Phase 1 and 13.5 acres of the site’s overall master plan.
The playground, which costs about $246,000, is expected to be installed within the next two months, said Wally Majors, the city’s director of parks and recreation.
Barrier Free at 3111 S. Congress Ave . debuted in January 2012 and is open sunrise to sunset. It’s designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities.
The playground and an access route from the park will be paid for with a grant from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program, The Greater Boynton Beach Foundation, and park impact fees.
Barrier Free also has a fitness trail, a pavilion, picnic tables, benches, water fountain, and several other play structures. It’s themed around a Florida swamp.
“Ultimately, the purpose of the park is to create an exciting, inspiring and accessible passive park and playground for adults and children of all ages and abilities to enjoy,” according to its website.
— ALEXANDRA SELTZER