Learning while playing: See East Anchorage's new all-inclusive playground

Published: Nov. 17, 2018 at 3:58 PM AKST
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On Saturday, Anchorage families gathered to celebrate the official opening of Chugach Foothills Park and Playground.

In East Anchorage, the all-inclusive playground was designed as a space for children and adults to play, including those with disabilities.

Senior Park Planner Maeve Nevins-Lavtar said the playground is based on science and art.

"We have a full assemble of outdoor musical equipment and that's unique to Anchorage," Nevins-Lavtar said. "At the Parks Dept., we have been sprinkling pieces of musical equipment all over, but with this one, we have the whole assembly. "

According to Parks and Recreation, the design and construction of the all-inclusive playground was paid for by the Municipality of Anchorage Bond of $250,000. The Anchorage Parks Foundation funded $4,700 for the site survey.

See the story on the Channel 2 Late Edition on Saturday, Nov. 17.