Council District 12's third universally accessible playground for kids and adults was unveiled Thursday at De Garmo Park in Sun Valley.
The 24th overall universally accessible playground in Los Angeles features amenities for kids ages 2-8 who are perfectly-abled and those who may need a wheelchair to get around.
The 3,500-square-foot recreation area has a nautical theme with a climbable pirate ship as the centerpiece. Access to ship is also possible via a wheelchair ramp.
"What these parks do is give children with all kinds of disabilities and all kinds of limitations the ability to fully participate as children in enjoying a playground," said LA City Councilman Paul Krekorian at the ribbon cutting.
Designed by nonprofit Shane's Inspiration, which specializes in putting together universal playgrounds, the new facility at Del Garmo Park can also be utilized by parents and grandparents to promote better interaction with their children, Krekorian said.
The playground took seven months to build and its construction cost $442,000 in Proposition K money.
Click here to read about Jamie Beth Slavin Park, another universal playground that opened in June in North Hollywood.