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Scott Co. Wants To Build A Playground For Everyone

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Georgetown-Scott County Parks and Rec is raising money for a playground that every child can enjoy, especially children who might not be able to slide and swing like the rest of their friends.

Alija James is one of 1,500 children in Scott County who cannot easily play on most playgrounds. Alija is non-mobile and non-verbal.

"But she speaks volumes with her eyes," said her grandmother Robin Allen.

Robin Allen is very proud of Alija and wants nothing more than to see her granddaughter's expressive eyes light up when she can play with her sisters on a fully inclusive playground like the one they visited in Harrodsburg not long ago.

"They had a ball, this was the first time they had been able to interact with Alija, playing without having to hold her or carry her up a slide or put her in a swing," said Robin.

Georgetown-Scott County Parks and Rec hopes to build a fully inclusive playground near what is known as the pavilion. They have raised $64,000 of the $400,000 needed for the project, but hope to reach the halfway mark by the end of the year so they can begin building next April. 

"It has a pour in place surface material that allows wheelchairs, people with mobility issues to safely move across the surface," said Parks and Rec Manager Kim Rice. 

If you would like to donate to the project, you can do so several different ways. Click here and here for more information. 

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