Omaha
1:32 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Omaha's Benson Park adding playground complex for children with disabilities

A second Omaha park will have a playground that’s fully accessible for children and adults with disabilities.

A groundbreaking was held Friday for the AllPlay Park Project at Benson Park. The $1.2 million project will feature a playground, a sprayground, and a fishing area that are accessible to all. An AllPlay playground opened in 2008 at Seymour Smith Park in south Omaha.

Bruce Froendt is Executive Director of the AllPlay Foundation. He says the AllPlay complex removes obstacles for children and adults with disabilities.

An AllPlay complex opened at Seymour Smith Park in south Omaha in 2008. That complex features a playground, ball fields, and a splash pad. Froendt says 220 children will play their eighth week of baseball Saturday in the AllPlay Miracle League at Seymour Smith Park.

The fishing pier at Benson Park will be added either this fall or next spring, with the sprayground added next year.

The Benson Park AllPlay complex is part of phase two of the park’s renovation.