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Community to weigh in on Tucson's first autism-friendly park

Autism Park
Posted at 7:44 AM, Mar 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 01:23:41-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The community now has a chance to weigh in on Tucson's approved construction of a park designed for kids on the autism spectrum. The plan is to build the park next to Intermountain's new Integrated Care Center for Children on the west side.

The proposed park’s features include a separate sensory play space for both younger and older kids, as well as five themed zones that have sensory playscapes and equipment. It will also have features for children with physical disabilities and plenty of shade sails and trees.

The meeting is set to be held Tuesday, March 10th, at Intermount Centers on Bonita Ave. The meeting is from 5:30 to 7 p.m..

The hope is to have the park be a safe space for parents and children in the Autism community to come together.

This will be a two-million dollar project with money raised by private and corporate donors. Back in December 2019, the goal was set to have it complete within 18 to 24 months.