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The First in Hurst

Newly dedicated on August 20, Mayfair Park’s sprawling playground is the first in Hurst designed specifically for children with special needs, according to Eric Starnes, project/facilities manager for the City of Hurst Parks and Recreation. With ramps and walkways designed for wheelchairs, rubber playground safety surfacing and swings with high back support, it is accessible to children of all abilities. According to Starnes, funds for the park were raised by CVS, which donated the money to Boundless Playgrounds, a nonprofit that has built almost 200 playgrounds nationwide. Mayfair Park was built in compliance with ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) criteria. “This allows [kids with disabilities] to play with their friends,” says Starnes.

Mayfair Park is located at 1725 Norwood Drive in Hurst. For more information, call 817/788-7220 or visit www.ci.hurst.tx.us.