The first county park in
is 42 acres and took six years to complete. With lots of accessible amenities—including an on-site, off-road floating wheelchair—it's likely to be a big hit with people who have disabilities.
According to excerpts from the article:
Francis Motz County Park, in Greenbush Township near St. Johns, opened
Saturday. The 42-acre park, which is open seasonally, offers an array
of accessibility features in an effort to include people with
disabilities in all park activities, said Jerry Jaloszynski, county
parks and green space coordinator.
The park's accessibility features include wide concrete sidewalks,
picnic tables with side and end wheelchair entrances,
wheelchair-accessible openings on a 60-foot fishing pier, barrier-free
unisex toilet rooms and a special needs bathroom with a wall-mounted
of the really exceptional things about the park is that if you're
coming in a wheelchair, you don't even have to wonder if there's going
to be a bathroom stall open or if there's going to be a picnic table,"
he said. "You really have full access."
The park will loan out an all-terrain wheelchair that can travel over sand and float in the water.
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