New Park In Canyon To Be Handicap Accessible
The Amarillo area is such a caring place, and that's something I absolutely adore about it. We saw it firsthand as you came out and donated to Help 4 The Holidays, and the kindness and caring continues in a different form now.
Back in 2017, a young woman by the name of Kylie Hiner passed away from a seizure disorder she had. She was only 25 years old. The City of Canyon approached her family then asking if they'd be ok with utilizing a green space in the city to build a memorial playground in her name.
Nearly six years later, the City of Canyon announced those dreams have finally come to a realization.
The bid for the park, which would be an all-inclusive park and handicap accessible, came in at a touch over $1.1 million to build and it would take about 130 days to complete it. The donations started to roll in slowly, but they reached $1.2 million in donations and the city is now able to build the park.
Brian Noel, the Canyon Park Director, stated, "We started a long time ago with a dream and we needed another park and we wanted that park to be all-inclusive. AMBUCS came along and decided to be our partner and three years later it’s finally really going to happen it’s really a great thing for Canyon and all the people who need a park.”
If you don't know about Southwest Amarillo AMBUCS, they're a non-profit organization that has helped build five accessible playgrounds.
The park will include ramps to help those in wheelchairs be able to navigate it and get to it, and it will also include a musical corner designed for children with autism.
It is slated for completion in May.