Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun March 17, 2019
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Pictured is some of the playground equipment that will be used for an all-inclusive playground planned for Maumelle. It will have an “Arkansas fishing-hole-type theme,” said designer Dave Roberts of Maumelle, director of planning for Crafton Tull. The playground will allow children with special needs to play alongside able-bodied children, Roberts said. The committee has a goal of raising $800,000 for the playground and splash pad.

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Children like Dave Roberts’ daughter, who has cerebral palsy, will someday be able to enjoy a playground in Maumelle alongside those who don’t have special needs. He knows, because he designed it. “Inclusive means all,” Roberts said. “When they play together, they don’t see disabilities; they just play. … They jump in and do it, which is why you need spaces where they can do it together.” Roberts, director of planning for the design fi... READ MORE

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