City of Tucson to break ground on new park for those on autism spectrum

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Updated: Sep. 15, 2020 at 1:13 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson Parks and Recreation and Intermountain Centers will break ground on Intermountain Sensory Park during an event Tuesday, Sept. 15.

The public park that is designed to accommodate those on the autism spectrum.

Officials said it will be one of the only parks west of the Mississippi designed to accommodate those on the autism spectrum and will include elements for those individuals with physical disabilities.

Tucson Mayor and City Council approved the development and maintenance agreement of this park, which is said to provide a safe and accessible place for people and their families who are living with autism in the Tucson area.

The build-out will happen in phases as funds become available. Phase I improvements include new fencing and a new turf play area which will be completed this fall.

Financial support from the community is necessary to complete the construction.

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