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Ribbon-cutting set for playground at Marshall Community Park in Vancouver

By Carlos Fuentes, Columbian staff writer
Published: July 27, 2023, 5:57am

A ribbon-cutting on Sept. 9 will mark the long-awaited opening of the playground at Marshall Community Park in Vancouver.

The ceremony — to begin at 10 a.m. at 1015 E. McLoughlin Blvd. — will showcase the playground’s accessible features, including an accessible teeter-totter, wheelchair swing, wheel play area and sensory garden.

“Integrating nature and inclusive design principles, the playground offers a unique environment that stimulates imagination, creativity and adventure,” a press release states. “The newly designed park will be physically, socially and emotionally inviting for users of all ages and abilities.”

To replace the outdated playground — named the Chelsea Anderson Memorial Play Station — the city of Vancouver collaborated with Harper’s Playground, a Portland nonprofit that advocates and designs accessible playgrounds.

“Partnering with Harper’s Playground on this project allows us to continue our vision to place fully accessible playgrounds at parks across Vancouver,” Julie Hannon, park development services manager for the city of Vancouver, said in the press release. “The Chelsea Anderson Memorial Play Station is a treasure in our parks system.”

Columbian staff writer